Daily Archives: 12 December 2014

ASK FATHER: Will I have my pets again in heaven?

QUAERITUR: People have been asking me: Are there animal in heaven?  Will I have my pets in heaven? This has probably been stirred up by something Pope Francis reputedly said recently in the press  (as it turns out, it was false … Continue reading

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Congratulations to a long-time participant and commentator for his ORDINATION!

Today in the Diocese of Marquette the local bishop is ordaining transitional deacons including a long-time participant here and frequent commentator, now Rev. Mr. Tim Ferguson! You know him also at the Official Parodohymnodist of this blog, famous for the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 3rd Sunday of Advent – “the childlike dash towards the long-desired thing”

We are coming to the 3rd Sunday of Advent, also nicknamed Gaudete…. the plural imperative of gaudeo, “Rejoice!”. This Sunday there is a relaxation of the penitential aspect of Advent. Yes, Advent is a penitential time, though not so much … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Direction of the couple exchanging vows

From a reader… QUAERITUR: A new (perhaps not new) trend I have witnessed at recent marriages and in social media, during the nuptial vows, is the practice of the witnessing priest standing, back to the people, at the entrance of the sanctuary, … Continue reading

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