Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

Latin for: “a little group, meeting, company, assembled for amusement”

Card. Burke’s sermon on marriage

His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke recently celebrated a Pontifical Mass at the faldstool in the Basilica of San Nicola in Carcere in Rome.   The Mass took place the day after the close of the conference of the Confraternity of … Continue reading

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I can see why Pope Francis is concerned.

After all, who knows what sort of monster one of those rabbits might turn out to be? You might need the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch.
[And before there are objections… yes, I … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for your Sunday Mass? Share it.

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A piece of good news

A very smart priest friend sent me a note this morning with two pieces of good news regarding Pope Francis.  I’ll simply share what he sent…. no, wait… I’ll share the first piece of good news.  I may post the second … Continue reading

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WASH DC – DAY 3: Old stuff

I have had time before my flight home to visit, for the first time since 1976, the National Archive to view the charter documents of the founding of these USA.
No photos allowed, alas.
While it was great to see the Declaration … Continue reading

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Happy Name Day, Card. Burke!

In the traditional Roman calendar, today is the Feast of St. Raymond of Penfort.  As such, today is the onomastico, or Name Day, of His Eminence Raymond Leo Card. Burke.
Coincidently, St. Raymond is the patron saint of canonists.
I am sure … Continue reading

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A great quote

To tell the priest to throw away theology and impress us with his personality, is exactly like telling the doctor to throw away physiology and merely hypnotize us with his glittering eye.
G.K. Chesterton

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Registered or not, will you in your charity please take a moment look at the requests and to pray for the people about whom you read?
Continued from THESE.
I get many requests by email asking for … Continue reading

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I am now home, back at the SPTDV.
Today I struggle up to go say a 7:30 Mass, after which I felt really awful.
I have a bit of a temperature and I spent most of the day sleeping.
So, I have a fair piece … Continue reading

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Your Good News

I haven’t asked for awhile.
What is your good news?

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