Monthly Archives: April 2014

Ready for the Triduum?

A wonderful place to reflect on the mysteries of Holy Week is in a gallery of a great museum with sacred art, especially with the Office ringing changes in your ears. At the Met. Detail of an Ecce Homo by … Read More

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My View For Awhile: meandering towards Rome

It isn’t much like the Via Francigena. As help for the trip my mom sent me some money. I miss Lire. UPDATE: On the ground. I said I was meandering, after all. It is cold in Gotham, and windy, but … Read More

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Happy 87th Birthday, Benedict XVI!

Please, during the day today, say prayers for His Holiness Benedict XVI, who turns 87 today. Thank you, Your Holiness, for all that you did for us and Christ’s Church.

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Dogs. Cats. Different?

This was amusing.  I really need amusing today. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMW-dM-BDu0&feature=player_embedded

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

Please use the sharing buttons! Thanks! Registered or not, will you in your charity please take a moment look at the requests and to pray for the people about whom you read? Continued from THESE. I get many requests by … Read More

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1947: Jackie Robinson

From History.com: Jackie Robinson breaks color barrier On this day in 1947, Jackie Robinson, age 28, becomes the first African-American player in Major League Baseball when he steps onto Ebbets Field in Brooklyn to compete for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Robinson … Read More

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“Knock the cover off the ball!”

I was alerted to this by a Chicagoan friend, a long-suffering Cubs fan   It shows how statistics don’t tell the whole story. From NRO: Not only did Garcia’s teammate, Jose Abreu, slug two home runs against the Indians on … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Kids told to confess one sin only.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: At a local youth rally, the kids were told to confess one of their sin in the confessional. There were multiple priests present along with the bishop. Are their sins forgiven? First, if that recounting is … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Communion for person just spotted drinking (probably) coffee

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’m an EMHC [Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion] in our Parish. At yesterday’s Mass, I was sitting a pew or two behind a woman who was chugging what I can only assume was a coffee beverage … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Can I go to same-sex ceremony or reception?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I am invited to my Aunt’s wedding ceremony to her same-sex partner. My family has in the past received conflicting advice from parish priest’s on the issue. One said skip the ceremony and go to the … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Must the Exsultet be sung by a cleric?

From a reader QUAERITUR: Must the Exultet be sung by a cleric? Short and simple. The short answer is: It ought to be. In the Novus Ordo I believe it is permitted for a non-cleric to sing the Exsultet. I … Read More

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And you thought you had problems!

I think they are being told to but out.

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BIG PUPPET ALERT!

My native place of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has its large share of loony dissent.  Some of it is so strange that you wonder if you are actually imagining it. That said, I am not making this … Read More

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How Italians differ.

I recently rediscovered this great filmette about the … well… you’ll see. Funny and true. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKC4XGGlnRI&feature=player_embedded I’ll be in Rome soon, so I will fire up once again my donation button in case anyone would like to pitch in for … Read More

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Z-SWAG: In The Wild – Phoenician Edition

From a reader: Dear Fr. Zuhlsdorf, I came across “Save the Liturgy, Save the World” and “Say the Black, Do the Red!” while reading Fr. John Lankeit’s bulletin letter to the parishioners at Sts. Simon and Jude Cathedral, Phoenix, Arizona … Read More

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Your Palm Sunday notes

So, what was Palm Sunday like where you were?  Were there palms? Olive branches?  Was there a procession out of doors?  Did Father preach at all and was there any good points?  Was the Passion spoken or sung?  By deacons? … Read More

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I’m sure the content has nothing to do with their choice.

This is rather amusing. From The Week: Obama’s press secretary decorates home with Soviet propaganda White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and his family are featured in a worshipful profile in this month’s Washingtonian magazine. It’s the sort of adoring … Read More

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The ‘c’atholic Left, Faketivism, and You

Here is something that could tie together the recent anti-Catholic catholic high school explosions with lefty groups such as the LCWR, Network, FutureChurch, NCAN, etc., and the Fishwrap, The Tablet, Commonweal, America, US Catholic, etc. This was found the blog … Read More

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SAUDI ARABIA: Woman professes Christ. Eyes and mouth SEWN SHUT

More from The Religion of Peace. From Weasle Zippers: Report: Christian Woman Has Mouth, Eye Sewn Shut In Saudi Arabia For Professing Jesus As Her Savior… Via ErsPress (Google translation from Arabic): This young girl was employed in Palmelkh Saudi … Read More

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The Magisterium of Sophomores: another High School explosion

A little gift in time for World Youth Day. Once again we have an example of the Magisterium of Sophomores. Another ‘c’atholic High School blows up when they hear the truth about Catholic teaching. Yah… I want to be part … Read More

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