Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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

Pope’s words about God making someone “gay”

First, I hate that term “gay”.  There’s nothing “gay” about it.
The liberal Left is slobbering all over alleged words of Pope Francis to a young homosexual man, who says that Pope told him that God made him homosexual.
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“Where there is no temple there shall be no homes.”

With my emphases from Choruses from “The Rock” by T. S. Eliot:
We build in vain unless the Lord build with us.
Can you keep the City that the Lord keeps not with you?
A thousand policemen directing the traffic
Cannot tell you why you … Continue reading

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“I used to think hosts found on floors was Traditional Catholic hyperbole…”

From a reader…
I used to think hosts being found on the floors in churches was just something Traditional Catholics talked about in hyperbole and not something that actually happened. Low and behold, I walk into church to make a Holy … Continue reading

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I have bad news and good news: Scouts and Troops

A couple of great institutions have committed seppuku by conforming themselves to the worst trends of a secularist society.  Stick a fork – or a tanto – into the Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts.  I was a Boy Scout, so … Continue reading

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@ArchbishpSample to make liturgical changes in the @archpdx

His Excellency Most Reverend Alexander Sample, Archbishop of Portland has stood up again and again in favor of a strong Catholic identity.  I remind the readership of his stellar sermon some years ago at Assumption Grotto in Detroit (HERE) and … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Domum

I have been contemplating the set of vestments in green which should be underway. Do I want the dalmatics to fasten with buttons?

Shopping for supper with the editor of New Liturgical Movment. I contemplated pajjata.

Puntarelle

Saltimbocca

From Vespers and Benediction earlier.

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard at Mass as you fulfilled your Sunday obligation?  Let us know what it was.
For my part, I don’t have a congregation today so I won’t preach.
However, I will offer Mass … Continue reading

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The Cardinal, the Model, the Miter and the Gay-la. The lesson?

There is a Latin phrase….
Qui cum canibus concumbunt cum pulicibus surgent.
Whoever lies down with dogs, rises with fleas.
If you go these galas and try to deal with them on their terms and turf, it isn’t going to go well.
Card. Dolan … Continue reading

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The “Fashion of the Christ” or “Fellini Rip Off”? Gay-la in NYC

A priest friend wrote to me:
I was surprised no one saw the NY ecclesiastical drag show as a rip off of Fellini

I’m kicking myself right now.
Someone told me that one of the models used a bishop’s real miter, borrowed it … Continue reading

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Registration

I fell behind in approving registrations but I think I’ve caught up.  Thanks for your patience.
Remember: That “about you” section of the registration form is generally a deal breaker if you a) don’t use it b) put something in it … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at your Mass of Sunday obligation?   Let us know what it was.
I made very rapid points to my tiny congregation in our coastal Sicilian town.  First, taking a cue … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 6th Sunday of Easter: Where self and God and are found together

Here is this week’s Collect, for the 6th Sunday of Easter in the Ordinary Form:
Fac nos, omnipotens Deus, hos laetitiae dies, quos in honorem Domini resurgentis exsequimur, affectu sedulo celebrare, ut quod recordatione percurrimus semper in opere teneamus.
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Fr Z asks a prayer – UPDATE Socks Plot™

UPDATE 5 May
Even times of pain can be amusing.
For example, I was contemplating putting on my socks.  For those of you who have experienced back pain, this is not a small undertaking.
Part of my Socks Plot™ involved the use of … Continue reading

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Priests appeal to Bishops about “pastoral crisis”

This comes from the National Catholic Register via ed Pentin:
Priests Appeal to World’s Bishops to Address ‘Pastoral Crisis’ in the Church
A group of priests has issued a plea to all the world’s bishops to “reaffirm Christ’s teaching” in the face of today’s “pastoral … Continue reading

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Archbp. Sample’s good sermon at the National Shrine

The other day I posted about the great sermon that Archbp. Sample gave at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for the Pontifical Mass in honor of the 10th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum.   While I posted a video of … Continue reading

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