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- PTK_70: @Kenneth Wolfe̷ 0;.Dependi ng on one’ s perspectiv e, the Diocese of Lake Charles may be the center of the universe. In any case, it’s barely more remote from Rome than,...
- Chris Garton-Zavesky: Can you think of a good reason why the system is preventing me from posting here?
- Chris Garton-Zavesky: My family and I have just finished watching War of the Vendee, and my son gave me as a FatherR 17;s Day present The Hidden Rebellion: the untold story of the French Revol...
- Julia_Augusta: Thank you for the recipe and detailed instructio ns and photos. I have saved this post to my Evernote for use in the winter. I love cooking. It brings me so much happiness to cook...
- Dismas: After reviewing the article by Madame Defarge, I noticed that his [sic] unquenchab le, seething anger was not at the “inj usticeR 21; of Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute or...
- Spade: This might make a good velcro morale patch.
- ArthurH: It is bad, it will almost surely get worse. As to your last comment about being put up against a wall in the future: Remember Cardinal GeorgeR 17;s warning about what is coming for...
- Legisperitus: Prayers for you, Father, and for all the other “non -juring 221; priests.
- Kathleen10: That looks yummy. Well done! My mom always used salt pork for meatballs, but I have no luck with it. It renders very little fat, and you need a chainsaw to cut it. I end up using olive...
- TonyO: I understand the practicali ties of cremation vs. burial, and now that there is little cultural worry of people thinking cremation reflects a rejection of the afterlife, there is good reason...
- TonyO: The reason men can’t become Consecrate d Virgins is because the essential charism of the Vocation is that of being a Bride of Christ and an Image of the Church (a Virgin Bride) and spirit...
- teomatteo: No. You please share!
- APX: The other option would be to hold off on cremation until after the Requiem Mass and rent a casket. Embalming isn’t usually required. Traditiona l diner are really expensive. One way to keep...
- majuscule: We had a Requiem Mass for my mother’s cremated remains. She had requested it and I was so happy we could do it for her. We put three real beeswax candles on each of two small black-d...
- abasham: My grandmothe r recently passed away in Arizona, and it seems that the cemetary where she was buried only has cremated remains. I’m generally opposed to cremation, but she lived in a...
- JesusFreak84: The funeral home we used for my recently-d eceased grandmothe r actually rents caskets in this case, and I guess the rubrics would treat the casket normally? (Though I’m not...
- FrankWalshingham: That Fishwrap headline is an outrage!
- Joy65: Very nice gesture of that Priest to buy that coffin for the Parish!
- FrankWalshingham: That is what exactly they do for military funerals at Arlington National Cemetery. The urn with the cremains gets put in a dummy flag draped coffin on the horse drawn caisson.
- discipulus: I pray we get someone like-minde d in my part of California , as our bishop passed away last week.
- JARay: Long ago it was the custom to bury the dead in the Churchyard around the Parish Church. Demands of space, car parks etc. have overridden the space around a Church in today̵ 7;s world. My...
- ex seaxe: Ok Father so you are a Latin scholar in the mould of Augustine, who did not like Greek, [I detest it.] but Oxford Dictionari es says :- Kudos comes from Greek and means ‘praise’. Despite...
- Herman Joseph: And it’s amazing that we are actually seriously talking about this! What times. My wife and I have, a few times over the past two years or so, had “the martyrdom talk...
- Kenneth Wolfe: Very impressive , especially considerin g the remote location of the diocese and the lack of a TLM personal parish in the state to assist. Kudos, Lake Charles!
- Semper Gumby: The historian and Spectator columnist Paul Johnson once asked Kerensky why he didn’ ;t have Lenin shot. Kerensky answered, “Bec ause I didn’ ;t t’in k him...
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- The image of the badge of the Vendée came to mind today
- ACTION ITEM! Spiritual Bouquet for Bp. Morlino
- Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Garofolato!
- ASK FATHER: Cremains in funeral Mass, Traditional Requiem
- Pontifical Mass in Lake Charles. A brief and yet optimistic rant from Fr. Z.
- The last 10 minutes…
- 17 July 1794: “Permission to die, Mother?”
- 17 July 2018 – 100 years after
- Cobblestones, new vestments, and swag for Zed Heads
- More shallow, angry, cliché feminist rubbish from Fishwrap
- The demographics of church participation are shifting.
- ACTION ITEM! Urgent prayer request for a priest
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes
- “St Swithin’s day if thou be fair…”
- What priests can – with credibility – do in marriage preparation
- French stones and soutanes
- US Association of Consecrated Virgins condemns confusing new rules from Holy See
- What could possibly go wrong?
- ¡Hagan lío! in Poland. Young, and raising hell…. correction… razing Hell.
- WDTPRS – 15th Ordinary Sunday: We can stray off the path to the right or to the left.
- 12 July: Sts. Louis Martin and Marie-Azélie Guérin
- Does “Beans” @MassimoFaggioli undermine ‘Humanae vitae’?
- ASK FATHER: Mom baptized my child in the bathtub
- INTERESTING UPDATE – Pope Francis phones Gianni Vattimo, philosopher of “weak thought”
- SSPX ELECTS NEW SUPERIOR GENERAL – UPDATED
- Ex ore infantium perfecisti laudem
- ASK FATHER: Should a priest have a day off?
- ASK FATHER: Traditional Latin Mass in a Protestant church?
- Madame Defarge (@MichaelSWinters) is upset that people don’t find the Terror – applied to real people today – very funny.
- A little bright spot for your day, a discrete packet of energy for your mind.
Let us pray…
Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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Tag Archives: Assumption Grotto
Fr. Perrone: The greatest weapon within the grasp of every Catholic is the keeping of a well-ordered soul
How many times have I written here that, if you are upset with what you see going on in the Church, then “GO TO CONFESSION!”?
I just read a sermon from this last Sunday by Fr. Eduard Perrone of the marvelous … Continue reading
Many people are confused by this Pope. Some are angry. Some are elated. Some are nearly unhinged in spittle-flecked nutties.
My friend Fr. Eduard Perrone of Assumption Grotto in Detroit delivered a thoughful sermon about Pope Francis.
Thus… Fr. Perrone. We begin well … Continue reading
My good friend Fr. Eduard Perrone of mighty Assumption Grotto, that liturgical oasis in troubled Detroit, is a fine musician. He is putting his extensive training and experience to work with social media.
Here is the first installment of a video … Continue reading
On Sunday 3 February at Assumption Grotto parish in Detroit, my friend Fr. Eduard Perrone gave a fine sermon during the Sunday High Mass in the Extraordinary Form on forms of spiritual pride.
He touches on the topic of those who … Continue reading
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ORIGINAL POST 15 October 2012
Here is Bp. … Continue reading
Getting ready in the sacristy.
Another brick for building the New Evangelization.
Once again the Call To Holiness Conference will be held near Detroit. Here is the information so that you can mark your calendar.
Celebrating Vatican II in the Modern Era
The 50th anniversary of Vatican II is the topic for the 14th … Continue reading
Here is one for your “brick by brick” file.
My friend, the distinguished Church musician Fr. Eduard Perrone, pastor at Assumption Grotto in Detroit, has written a Mass, to be used during the Christmas season, in honor of the Blessed Virgin … Continue reading
As some people are telling me, apparently that second audio file I posted, along with some excerpts of the Pentecost Mass at Assumption Grotto in Detroit, didn’t show up on the iTunes feed.
I repost it here. Sorry about that.
I needed today.
The Solemn TLM this morning at Assumption Grotto parish in Detroit was well-attended and well served. The music, by Stravinsky, was – for me – transporting. It was a delight to hear the Mass in the setting for … Continue reading
This morning I picked up my impedimenta and moved the castra from Manhattan to Detroit. What’s the old saw? I just flew in and, boy, are my arms tired.
Tomorrow, Sunday 17 Oct at 12 Noon at Assumption Grotto parish in … Continue reading
On Sunday 17 Oct at 12 Noon at Assumption Grotto parish in Detroit there will be a Solemn TLM (Extraordinary Form). The setting of the Mass is by Igor Stravinsky. The undersigned will be celebrant for the Mass.
Assumption Grotto’s annual … Continue reading