Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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GUEST POST: Response to claim that Communion on tongue will spread influenza (and whatever else)

Appended below is letter by longtime Fr. Z’s Blog reader and participant to the pastor of the reader’s parish. It seems that in Sunday’s parish bulletin the pastor alleged that priests touch communicants’ tongues when people insist on receiving on … Continue reading

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FOLLOW UP: D. Madison – All Souls Pontifical Reqiuem

Last night His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, celebrated a Pontifical Requiem at the Throne for All Souls with the intention of the deceased priests and bishops of the Diocese.



And from the choir loft HERE

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Get out the vote! And WATCH what’s going on at the polls!

Help your friends* get to the polls today. Get out the vote.

*You know which friends I mean.
And watch what is going on in the polling place.
We had paper ballots.  Look what happened to this guy in Virginia with the touchscreen. … Continue reading

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MUST SEE VIDEO: Man with cancer rebuilds abandoned Minnesota chapel!

ORIGINAL: Published on: Oct 26, 2014 @ 16:36
WOW.  Just… WOW.
From 2012.
I am not sure how to get hold of any of these good people, I’d be happy to come to celebrate Holy Mass in that chapel – of course with … Continue reading

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Thanks to readers, and Mass for benefactors

Now that I am back on the ground and better connected, here’s a quick note of thanks to everyone who sent me birthday greetings and who made donations and sent items during the month of October.
I will say Masses on … Continue reading

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Pope Francis, Pope

I have been, frankly, both exhausted and a bit disgusted after the last Synod and I have been trying to have a little RnR.  That doesn’t make for a lot of posting of edgy stuff.
So, here’s a … Continue reading

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Helen Hull Hitchcock – RIP

In your charity, please remember to pray for the soul of Helen Hull Hitchcock, who died recently.

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Card. Kasper invokes journalist war against another Cardinal?

Card. Kasper looks around for people to blame for his own enormous gaffe.  But the ending is a little … dunno… threatening?
From CWR. Go there for links and other stuff.
The controversy about statements made last week about African bishops and … Continue reading

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NYC Day 2: Benedict Edition

The day began with eggs Benedict.

By the way. Did you see how some loons are saying that some Cardinals tried to conspire with Benedict XVI to sway the proceedings of the Synod? Sheesh.
Next, from the Met.  There is an exhibit … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for your Sunday Mass?
Another question: Was the Synod that just closed mentioned in the sermon?  In what terms?
Was the Beatification of Paul VI mentioned?

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