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POLL: @GameOfThrones – Final Season #GoTS8

Some time ago I posted a faux titles video of Game Of Thrones which showed Rome being built instead of the GoT world.  I was surprised at the reactions I got.  Of course I hadn’t seen any of the show … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes and Passion Sunday POLL: veils on images

Was there a good point made during the sermon you heard for your Mass of obligation this  5th Sunday of Lent (Novus Ordo). From this Sunday, traditionally called 1st Sunday of the Passion, it is customary to veil images in … Continue reading

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POLL: St. Blaise Day Blessing of Throats – 2019

Yesterday, Sunday, was also the Feast of St. Blaise, upon which we traditionally have the blessing of throats. Did you receive a St. Blaise Day blessing of the throat? You don’t have to be registered to vote… sort of like … Continue reading

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BURNING QUESTION REVISITED – The true plural of “Gin and Tonic” – POLL

In the Christmas number of the UK’s (and now USA’s) best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, there is a lighthearted feature in which notables are asked about “the perfect Catholic cocktail”.   I sense that they didn’t ask me because my opinion … Continue reading

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22 July: Mary Magdalene and the Creed at Mass – POLL!

At NLM there is a really good post by Greg DiPippo about the roller coaster history of the liturgical observance of the Feast of St. Mary Magdalene. You might recall that in 2016 Pope Francis made her day – in … Continue reading

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POLLS: 2018 Holy Thursday Foot Washing – What happened where you are?

A couple years ago what was clearly a severe abuse was given official recognition so that women’s feet could be washed during the entirely optional “Mandatum” in the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Holy Thursday. NB: Before 2016, those who did … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Sermons at daily Masses. POLL

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Why is it that it seems common practice at daily Masses in the EF to not preach (and thus not repeat the readings in English)? Would it be illicit to do so? Might this be a … Continue reading

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POLL: Starting your confession: “Bless me, Father…” or “Forgive me, Father…”

In another post, I responded to a question from a reader about blessings at the beginning of sacramental confession, following the words, “Bless me, Father, I have sinned…”. Of course, some people begin their confession differently. It occurred to me … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Wherein Fishwrap accidentally promotes something good! POLL ADDED

UPDATE 20 Sept: Some of the comments have spurred me to add a POLL to the post. ___ Originally posted Sep 29, 2017 These days I have not been watching nightly news and cable commentary and I am leaps and bounds more … Continue reading

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Your (Corpus Christi) Sunday Sermon Notes – POLL

Far and wide the celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi, which properly fell last Thursday, has been transferred to this Sunday. Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard for your Mass of Sunday Obligation?  Let … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: The inevitable “Rite of Thanking” at the end of Mass

From a reader…. QUAERITUR: I’m curious about your reaction to a part of the Mass I’m calling the “Rite of Thanking”. While it seems that it is especially common with bishops at most liturgies they celebrate, it also happens at … Continue reading

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2017 CROTALUS POLL!

It is customary on Holy Thursday, after the jubilant Gloria introduction, to stop ringing bells in church during the Triduum and, instead, use some kind of clacking or ratchet noisemaker called a crotalus in Latin.  More on those HERE. Here’s a poll.  At … Continue reading

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POLL: 2017 #AshWednesday Ashes and You

Lent is an important season in the yearly cycle of a Catholic Christian’s life.  The inclination toward a feeling of obligation is laudable. The desire to begin the spiritual war of Lent by marking it with ashes is good. Nevertheless, people … Continue reading

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POLL: Did you see Rose vestments on “Gaudete” Sunday 2016?

Here is a little poll for your 3rd Sunday of Advent, Gaudete. Please choose an answer and add a comment in the combox. Anyone can vote, but only registered members can comment. UPDATE: Here are the new rose vestments in … Continue reading

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FOLLOW UP POLL: 26 Sept 2016 – Trump v Clinton

We had a poll before the 26 September debate.  I had a pre-debate post (with food) HERE. Did the debate change anything? Was there anything that happened during the debate that moved the needle for you? And… Anyone can vote, … Continue reading

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