Monthly Archives: May 2015

Brick by Brick: A priest says first public Extraordinary Form Low Mass

Here is something for your Brick By Brick file. From a priest in Oklahoma: In 2007 on September 14, the effective date of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum, I offered my first Extraordinary Form Mass, as the priest for a … Continue reading

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Let this be a warning to all of us!

The Church of England (not really a Church since it doesn’t have apostolic succession) follows the winds of trends and fads.  It must do so.  It is tied to the State, which follows trends and fads.  There is also the … Continue reading

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Damian Thompson on the Irish Betrayal

You should read Damian Thompson’s take on the recent horrific betrayal by the Irish. HERE Gay marriage will split the Catholic Church Ireland, for so long the most overtly Catholic state in Western Europe, has voted for gay marriage by … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point or two from the sermon you heard for your Pentecost Mass? Let us know!

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My View For Awhile: Challenger Edition

Time to go home after my ordination trip to KC, MO. During this trip I saw Bp Robert Finn ordain the son of a friend of many years, who was on the staff of the Catholic Forum in Compuserve, back … Continue reading

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3rd Glorious Mystery: Descent of the Holy Spirit

Some years ago I posted my Patristic Rosary Project.  Here is an oldie offering from that project on the… 3rd Glorious Mystery: Descent of the Holy Spirit Pentecost is the birthday of the Church, when the Holy Spirit breathes His own … Continue reading

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Netflix’s “Daredevil” is Catholic

A while back, at the urging of a friend, I watched the Netflix series Daredevil.  I didn’t have any expectations going into it, and so I wasn’t disappointed.  As the beatitude which didn’t make it into the list says, “Beati qui … Continue reading

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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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My View For Awhile: Tuna Edition

I changed my socks at the Steam Pipe Trunk Distribuition Venue and am now on the way to KC, MO. The son of a friend of many years is being ordained to the priesthood, Deo volente, tomorrow. And so I … Continue reading

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Great moments with Card. Sarah!

There is a great article at the Italian Il Foglio with pithy quotes from one of my favorite Cardinals, His Eminence Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments.  I can only offer a … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Pentecost Sunday (2002MR): Our holy selvage and our salvation

The Fiftieth Day Feast, Hebrew Shavuot or Greek Pentekosté, for the Jews commemorated the descent of God’s Law to Moses on Mount Sinai, wreathed in fire, fifty days after the Exodus.  Fifty days after Our Lord’s Resurrection (the perfect number … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can a penitent “release” priest from Seal of Confession?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, as a follow up to your recent post on who is bound by the seal of confession, I have two more related questions: 1. Can the penitent release the priest from the seal? I would think not, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: The timing of announcments in the Novus Ordo

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Our Pastor has recently decided not to make announcements after the final blessing because, he says, it isn’t part of the liturgy. I say that after the final blessing, the Liturgy is finished and can say … Continue reading

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INTERNET PRAYER: CZECH and SERBIAN

New readers here may not know that The Internet Prayer, which I wrote in Latin a zillion years ago now, has been put into many languages. I have gathered all that I have found onto one page. Some translations have … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! “Officer Down!”

I am reposting this after learning of the death of a woman officer in Omaha who was scheduled to take maternity leave.  HERE  She was killed in a shootout with a fugitive.  She recently gave birth to a daughter, and was stepmother … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Getting waxen “Agnus Dei” from schismatics

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I recently obtained several Agnus Dei from Sisters in a traditional, cloistered order here in the U.S. They supposedly procure a smaller amount of the blessed wax from an original Agnus Dei from the pontificate of Pope Leo XIII. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: The proper way for women to wear a chapel veil?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have noticed at the Traditional Latin Mass I attend that the women cover their heads with their veils once their sit down in their pews. [?!?] I was told by a friend that the norm years … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Latin deacons in Eastern Divine Liturgy

From a reader… QUAERITUR: When Latin priests concelebrate at a Divine Liturgy, they are are to wear Latin Vestments (cf. Instruction for Applying The Liturgical Prescriptions of the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches, #68). The Deacon in the Divine Liturgy … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can’t find a confirmed godparent within the family

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My wife and I are going to have our third child in November. We are having a hard time finding someone in the family to be our child’s Godparents when we baptize him/her. THE PROBLEM Our … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Jiggity Jig Edition

I completed all my tasks except one and I am on my way home.   Zipping to the airport we had a couple last sights. The church in which I was ordained a deacon.   This is also where we … Continue reading

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