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Prayers and Points about the Terror in Orlando

I was drafting something along these lines, but Fr. John Hunwicke has expressed also many of the points I wanted to get across (with my emphases and comment): Those who died in the most truly appalling events at Orlando … … Continue reading

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The Swiss Guard and the “Combat Rosary”

ORIGINAL Published on: May 7, 2016 Here is something extremely cool. First, you may recall that last year we had a project to help one of the Swiss Guard have custom armor made.  HERE   I’ve stayed in touch with the Guard … Continue reading

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Questions about how you recite the Holy Rosary. POLLS

I am curious about how you readers recite the Rosary.  There are regional and cultural variations. Context: I found my old audio files of my recitation of the Rosary in Latin that I used on my old Ustream feed (back when … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Prayer for the Holy Father’s intention?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: To gain an indulgence we are required to “pray for the Pope’s intention”. How are we to understand this – are we asking God to answer the specific prayer intentions of the Holy Father (crudely, asking … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest’s “Bug Out Bag” for TEOTWAWKI

From a reader: What items should a Catholic include in a bug out bag [BOB] besides the usual survival gear? What does a Priest’s bug out bag look like? I would assume supplies to administer the sacraments in an emergency. … Continue reading

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ADVENT: Ideas for your season of preparation

I have decided to reread Benedict XVI’s third volume of Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives.  It is shorter than the other two volumes, but there are riches within. The Holy Father’s book presents a real defense of the historicity … Continue reading

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The finest rosaries I have ever seen.

I have on occasion mentioned the best rosaries I have ever seen. They are made by a acquaintance and collaborator way back in the days when I was still involved with Compuserve!  One of the participants started her own rosary … Continue reading

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Pope Francis recites the Rosary – POLL

POLL BELOW The Holy Father is, as I type, at Santa Maria Maggiore for recitation of the Most Holy Rosary. Do you say the Rosary? Some shots from the live feed. In Italy it is customary to end the Rosary … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: Do you pray the Rosary and add the “Fatima Prayer”?

Let’s return to an oldie-POLL for today’s beautiful feast. First, a commercial: Years ago an acquaintance who participated on the old Compuserve Catholic Forum started her own online rosary business.  She made the most beautiful – and also strongest – … Continue reading

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8 May: Indulgence – Supplication to O.L. of Pompeii

There is a beautiful tradition for this day (often right at 1200 noon).  Once upon a time one could obtain this day a plenary indulgence by reciting the Supplication to the Madonna of Pompeii.  The other day for this is … Continue reading

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