Daily Archives: 11 August 2009

The Perseids… Tears of St. Lawrence

From Space Weather: Space Weather News for August 11, 2009 The Perseid meteor shower is about to peak. The show begins after sunset on Tuesday, August 11th, and continues until the sun rises on Wednesday, August 12th. A time of … Read More

Posted in Just Too Cool |

Global pervasive addiction? Or … just something new?

Coffee also never waits in the morning. Well… it usually doesn’t wait because I have a routine. I think this article deserves a little thought. Before books, people interacted in a different way during the day. Before electricity, the day … Read More

Posted in Global Killer Asteroid Questions, SESSIUNCULA, The future and our choices |

Feast of St. Philomena

His Hermeneuticalness has posted on St. Philomena: Happy St Philomena’s day! Today is St Philomena’s Day so happy feast day to all those named after her and to all those who have a special devotion to her. In the Year … Read More


15 August – annual “Mater Ecclesiae” Assumption Mass in Merchantville, NJ

It is time again for the annual Solemn TLM sponsored by Mater Ecclesiae in Berlin, NJ where my friend Fr. Robert Pasley is pastor.  This year the Mass will be offered at St. Peter’s in Merchantville, NJ rather than the … Read More


QUAERITUR: 15 Aug – Assumption – Day of Obligation?

Quite a few people have written asking whether this coming Saturday, 15 August, the Feast of the Assumption, is a Holy Day of Obligation. The answer is – at least for the United States – NO, it is not. According … Read More

Posted in ASK FATHER Question Box, SESSIUNCULA |

QUAERITUR: “The homily consisted of rap music…”

From a priest reader: I recently attended an international conference in Omaha, Nebraska.  The homily consisted of rap music, dialogue with the deacon, dancing, racing back and forth across the "stage" (it was in a convention center), and the like … Read More

Posted in ASK FATHER Question Box |

Proper Preface for St. Clare of Assisi

A Franciscan reader, who has his own blog, called A Minor Friar, has posted an interesting note about a proper preface for the Feast of St. Clare of Assisi.  Of course today, in the post-Conciliar calendar, is the Feast of … Read More

Posted in WDTPRS |

Zhuan by zhuan in Hong Kong

I received a note from the Latin Mass Society of Hong Kong. For some reason, this blog’s software won’t any more allow me to post Chinese characters.  It used to, but it doesn’t now.  I suspect that has something to … Read More

Posted in Brick by Brick |

NYT: New Nuns and Priests Seen Opting for Tradition

Hell’s Bible has an interesting article. The following will resonate with the experience most of us have.  The aging hippies are passing on and the young men and women coming up, without the 60-80’s baggage, want their Catholic heritage intact … Read More

Posted in Brick by Brick |