Monthly Archives: September 2015

Bp. Olmsted (D. Phoenix) issues to men a tremendous call to battle!

Liberal catholics want to wussify the Church.  They effectively embrace the world’s ways and think the Church should adapt her teachings and practices to shifting secular mores.  They accuse those who still dare to stand up in the public square and defend … Read More

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Pope Francis meets with Kim Davis. The Left melts down.

The catholic Left are desperate to silence the so-called “culture warriors”, especially to squelch Catholics who uphold clear Catholic teaching in the public square. You may have heard that during his visit to these USA Pope Francis is reported to have met privately with the … Read More

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ASK FATHER: If 50% of marriages are invalid, how do I know if my marriage is valid?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: If approximately 50% of current “Catholic” marriages are actually invalid, how do I know if my marriage is valid? I was a cafeteria Catholic at the time of the wedding, husband was unbaptized. We got a … Read More

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A Roman Mystery: The Lost Tomb of St. Jerome

If there have to be reality TV shows or treasure hunt movies, I propose finding the tomb of St. Jerome (+420) in the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome. I may write a novel!  It would have vampires, I … Read More

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Open Band Alert

I’ve been listening on and off during the day to 20m.  I’ve heard Sweden, Sao Paolo, Island of St. Helena, Croatia, S. Italy.  What a contrast from a week ago. Chime in here if you hams want to make some … Read More

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New sacred music disc recorded in the Sistine Chapel

Here’s some musical news.  The Sistine Chapel Choir recorded a new disc of sacred music in the Sistine Chapel.  It is produced by Deutsche Grammophon and it is called Cantate Domino.  UK HERE Recorded in the chapel for which most of … Read More

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A Feast of Angels

In the older Roman calendar today is the Feast of the Dedication of St. Michael the Archangel, which refers to a basilica dedicated in his honor. This has been the time of year to honor angels for a long time … Read More

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Off the cuff Francis on the family

Francis in Philadelphia speaking off the cuff about the family with a more or less simultaneous translator. Start at 1:58:29 to about 2:20:30

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Your Good News

Do you have some good news to share with the readership? Let us know what it is.

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Synod rule changes to be announced on Friday. Hold on to your socks.

From the Bollettino: Avviso di Briefing, 29.09.2015 [B0737] Si informano i giornalisti accreditati che venerdì 2 ottobre 2015, alle ore 11.30, nell’Aula Giovanni Paolo II della Sala Stampa della Santa Sede, il Cardinale Lorenzo Baldisseri, Segretario Generale del Sinodo dei … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! It’s time to order your 2016 Ordo (St. John Cantius)

It is that time of year again.  Advent is just around the corner.  That means that we have to get our new ORDO for 2015. Every Latin Church sacristy should have an Ordo for both the Ordinary and the Extraordinary … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Where should Father distribute Holy Communion?

From a reader… Is there a certain place the Priest celebrant stands to give out Communion or can he go to anywhere in Church? Yesterday he moved a lay distributor where he usually is and went to side aisle. Just … Read More

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Pope Francis: Women priests? “NO.”

Women don’t have the capacity to receive the sacrament of holy orders because they lack maleness.  That is the case for both the priesthood and the diaconate.  Not male? No ordination. During the during his flight back to Rome from … Read More

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Recent Arrivals: spiffy books

While I was on the road, five new books came in. This, from a reader, CF… God or Nothing: A Conversation on Faith by Robert Card. Sarah  UK HERE Then the Eleven Cardinals Book™ Eleven Cardinals Speak on Marriage and the … Read More

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ASK FATHER: “Everyone, extend your hands to bless Myrna!”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Our Pastor has started a practice that makes me deeply uncomfortable. Typically, the first weekend of the month after the announcements, anyone with a special day (birthday, anniversary, etc.) is asked to stand up to receive … Read More

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St. Mary Goretti USA Pilgrimage – NEWS

TWO developments… below. But first… You may have heard that the relics of St. Mary Goretti are on “pilgrimage”, as it were, in these USA.  HERE Pilgrimage of Mercy: the Tour of the Major Relics of St. Maria Goretti From … Read More

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.406

On this day in 1941 “Teddy Ballgame” Williams became the last player to hit .400 in a season. He did this during a double-header against the Philadelphia Athletics on the last day of the regular season. When he reached .400 … Read More

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NEWS: In the past Popes both smiled and were nice to babies

One of you readers sent a link to a video of a clip from a 1958 movie called “Embezzled Heaven”. In it there is footage from a real audience with Ven. Pius XII. Some of it is obviously staged. It … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard during your Sunday obligation Mass?   Let us know.

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Blood Moon Edition (and bacon)

I returned from Tokyo tonight to find the famous annihilation SHTF TEOTWAWKI moon going on. First, I went to a “bachelor party” of sorts for a young fellow who contributes to Gregorian chant here in the Diocese of the Extraordinary … Read More

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