Monthly Archives: January 2016

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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Backing up hard drives and moving to a new computer: TIPS sought

A question for you tech-knowledgeable readers. I know someone who recently lost everything because the hard-drive died (yes, I know there are ways to deal with that, but in the case that’s not going to happen). Since disasters seem to … Read More

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Rules change for Holy Thursday. Hijinx ensues.

From the often amusing Eye of the Tiber (my emphases): Women May Now Have Their Feet Washed And Pedicured At Holy Thursday Mass, Pope Says Pope Francis has changed the rules for the Church’s Holy Thursday foot-washing ceremony, issuing a decree allowing women … Read More

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Blog problems resolved

Yes, the blog was down today for a while.  I think this was a combination of Zuhlsdorf’s Law and another one of Pope Francis’ … interesting moves. A reboot took care of the annoying problem.

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Francis orders change to Foot Washing Rite on Holy Thursday to include females

UPDATE 22 Jan: See the updates at the bottom. ___ ORIGINAL Published on: Jan 21, 2016 @ 10:42 ___ Today brought the news that the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments (CDW) was ordered by Pope Francis to … Read More

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A life lived and a request for prayers

In December, while I was leaving NYC, I asked you to pray for MaryAnn Hassan, mother of 8, battling cancer for many years. At that time I wrote: I ran into [MaryAnn’s] husband at the rectory before I left for … Read More

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Fr. Z’s Voice Mail: URGENT PRAYER REQUEST and update on ACTION ITEM! #wookies4wes

I very much appreciate getting voice mails. Here are a couple items. First… you may recall that I had posted voice mail with an ACTION ITEM (HERE) about a screening of the new Star Wars movie for a seminarian dying … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! Catholic family’s business – Agnus Dei – incense and hosts

In the past (HERE) I have mentioned a source for incense and altar breads, hosts: Agnus Dei I received a note (my emphasis). We have considerable stock imported of both the communion breads and incense. Increased the incense varieties and have … Read More

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It’s … ALIVE!

Some of you have suggested that I have a penchant for eating things like gagh.  I won’t deny it. The other day I had something that you might find interesting.

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CH: Curry recipe found in 1793 book at Downside Abbey

This is fun. From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald.  I write a column for the CH called Omnium Gatherum.  It isn’t about food… though it could be, now that I think about it.  Wouldn’t that be a kick? Curry recipe … Read More

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What should this new planet be named? From AP: Scientists: Good evidence for 9th planet in solar system CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Scientists reported Wednesday they finally have “good evidence” for Planet X, a true ninth planet on the … Read More

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REVIEW: 13 Hours

Tuesdays are my movie days.  $5 all films all day and free pop corn. I went to see 13 Hours yesterday. Everyone who can stand some blood and extreme suspense and action should see this.   I’m fairly hard-boiled but … Read More

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20 Jan 1981: Ronald Reagan takes oath of office – Iran releases hostages

Sometimes post hoc ergo propter hoc is not a fallacy. From History: Minutes after Ronald Reagan’s inauguration as the 40th president of the United States, the 52 U.S. captives held at the U.S. embassy in Teheran, Iran, are released, ending the 444-day … Read More

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23 Jan – San Francisco – WALK FOR LIFE

I received this, which I bring to the readership: Walk for Life West Coast Urges Local Media to remind San Franciscans downtown will be crowded on January 23, 2016! San Francisco, January 20, 2016 – This Saturday, January 23, 2016 … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Chapel veil at school Masses

From a readerette: I’m a sophomore in high school, and this past summer I was inspired to wear a veil. I recently obtained one and I suppose I’ll wear it at school Masses now. The thing is, I go to … Read More

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ASK FATHER: What is the “Ave Maria” on Roman Curia calendars?

From a reader: A friend who was in Rome gave me a curial calendar. What does the “Ave Maria,” which usually occurs about half an hour after sundown, signify? My understanding is that a bell is wrung. Is a particular … Read More

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Fr. Murray: degrees of unbelief in God and in his revelation

My friend Fr. Gerald Murray hit another dinger at The Catholic Thing. A tease…  read the whole thing there. Cardinal Sarah and Our Silent Apostasy The book God or Nothing, a wide-ranging interview with Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation … Read More

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Your Good News

Do you have some good news for the readership? For my part, I am 95% over my pulmonary crud.  Hurray!


Nancy “the theologian” Pelosi

At onenewsnow we find this about Nancy “the theologian” Pelosi, stooge for bi-business abortion. Who’s to blame for Pelosi? Her church… A prominent pro-life organization is calling on the Roman Catholic Church to send a signal to House Minority Leader … Read More

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