Daily Archives: 22 January 2016

URGENT! Wash DC #MarchForLife – Extraordinary Form Mass NOT CANCELLED – 3 PM – Old St. Mary’s

Contrary to tweets – the Extraordinary Form Mass in honor of Nellie Gray IS GOING AHEAD! There was word put out that it was cancelled.  NO!  Even the parish website (as I write) indicates that Mass was cancelled. NO!  IT IS … Read More


22 January: Sts. Vincent and Anastasius, martyrs

Each week I write an eclectic column of precisely 400 words called “Omnium Gatherum“ for the UK’s best Catholic weekly The Catholic Herald.  This column, which follow my four year series on translations, is now in its second year. For this last week’s (22 … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Why is a baptismal certificate so important for annulment process?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Trying to get an annulment. Can’t find his baptismal record. Why is it so important? Well! That was pithy. There is a Latin adage from ancient Rome: Verba volant, scripta manent… Words merely spoken fly away, … Read More

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WDTPRS: 3rd Ordinary Sunday – “abound with good works”

The Collect for the upcoming 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time in the Ordinary Form. Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, dirige actus nostros in beneplacito tuo, ut in nomine dilecti Filii tui mereamur bonis operibus abundare. This was in the 1962 Missale Romanum … Read More

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Benedictines of Norcia make GREAT beer! Coming to these USA!

In the wake of not-so-great news, here is some wonderful news. Birra Nursia comes to these USA!   Dear readers, I can testify that this is excellent beer.  And it is made by monks who are worthy of your support. … Read More

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