Monthly Archives: December 2014

KC, MO: anti-Catholic atrocity scheduled before Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

When anti-Catholic atrocities take place, Catholic bishops should act. I read in the Kansas City Star (a McClatchy paper), that some “Lutherans” are going to host a sacrilegious, fake catholic “ordination” of a woman by the usual wymyn suspects.  HERE  It … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Holy Family – children first learn who God is by knowing their parents

This coming Sunday in the post-Conciliar, Novus Ordo, Ordinary Form calendar, is the Feast of the Holy Family.   In the traditional Roman calendar, Holy Family will be on 11 January. The place God Incarnate chose to begin manifesting His sacrificial … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Who can be elected Pope?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Can a male catholic who has not been ordained to the priesthood become Pope? Yes. The prerequisites are that he be 1) male, because he must become Bishop of Rome, and it is impossible for females … Continue reading

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Your Christmas Sermon Notes

Was there a good point you heard in the sermon for your Christmas Mass of obligation? Let us know! Today we had a Solemn Mass.   A shot from the pews.    

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Merry Christmas!

I wish all of you regular readers, whether you post comments or just read – all of you, sincerely – a wonderful, grace-filled Christmas. Blessings for you and yours!

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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 … Continue reading

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“The sobs of that appalling infancy cleanse me, those tears wash away my sins.”

From my old Patristic Rosary Project: We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the: 3rd Joyful Mystery: The Nativity Christ came into the world in “the fullness of time” (Gal 4:4). His First Coming was foreseen from all eternity … Continue reading

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Fanon of Christmas Past

Exactly two years ago, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI celebrated the First Holy Mass of Christmas and he wore the fanon, hated by liberals and the ungodly HERE. I turned on the Mass from St. Peter’s Basilica for a little … Continue reading

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How to make your parish more self-centered!

A reader alerted me to this.  Pop over to National Catholic Register for a peek at an old (2011) satirical piece by Tim Drake about… 14 Steps to a More Self-Centered Church […] 14. Community Center Rather than describing your … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Signs of reverence for priests

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I was hoping to hear your insight into traditions that seem lost! Will you please share your thoughts regarding bowing for clergy, kissing the hands of priests and referring to priests directly as Your Reverence? We … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What am I supposed to do during Mass?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: At the TLM I understand that I, as a layperson, gain the graces simply by being present, but what am I supposed to do during it? I’ve heard that people used to pray the rosary silently. … Continue reading

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Pope Francis greets Curia for Christmas, and rips them to shreds

Each year it is customary for the Roman Pontiff to meet and greet members of the Roman Curia just before Christmas. The Pope gives an address. Often that address is a kind of “State of the Union”, describing things that … Continue reading

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Just Too Cool: Polyphonic sacred music earlier than previously thought!

It stands to reason, in a way. This is for your Just Too Cool file. Form phys.org: Earliest known piece of polyphonic music discovered New research has uncovered the earliest known practical piece of polyphonic music, an example of the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Pyxes left in the choir loft after Communion

From a reader…. QUAERITUR: I frequently find communion pyxes lying on the organ in the choir loft. They seem to be left there from a prior Mass where they were used to bring Holy Communion to the choir by an … Continue reading

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NYC cops assassinated. Remarks and prayers.

I am sad and angry about the assassination of two New York City police offers. I will remember them and their families in my prayers. There’s lots of blame to go around. First, the perp was a Muslim who posted … Continue reading

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