Monthly Archives: May 2016

Rome – Day 2: DOC and berries

Busy day. Today I got my basic shopping done for some clerical things and a couple books. We met for lunch a priest who teaches in one of the Roman schools. The owner of the restaurant is from Amatrice.  On … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 1: Not quite out of the way Churches

The usual breakfast. The Roman cornetto (roll) is not duplicated anywhere else. Click the wavy flag to help me buy breakfast tomorrow, too!  (And many thanks to those who have donated.  Mass on Friday for my benefactors.) We went to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Should I say “Amen” if the priest is making up prayers?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: When I attend Mass in the Ordinary Form, the priest sometimes illicitly modifies the texts or even makes up his own prayers. Is it sinful for me to silently pray along with the priest or to answer “amen”? Does … Continue reading

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ROME – Day 0.5: Et In Arcadia Ego

Once back in the City, a switch is thrown in my head and it is as if I never left. I made a run to Gammarelli to do some vestment business, but my guy wasn’t there.  I’ll have to go … Continue reading

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Your Good News

Do you have some good news to share with the readership? For my part… I’m in Rome.

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My View For Awhile: Silver Edition

I’m off! It is nice to have visual verification that your bag is going with you. I was in a bit of a hurry at the end of packing.  I had carefully put out everything that had to go, except … Continue reading

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Beware of scams and fraud

This morning I had several calls from someone (clearly from India) purporting to be from “technical support”, who started asked stupidly invasive questions. Friends, legitimate tech support for your products does NOT call you out of the blue and tell you … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is divorce never an option?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I hope you are doing well! First, I want to thank you for your blog. Your writings have been very educational and inspirational. I’m hoping you might share your thoughts on an example that came up during a discussion … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Q&A instead of homily

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, Is it permissible for a priest to instead of giving a homily at a Sunday Mass, “Open up that time to the congregation for a Q&A on any topics they would like to discuss?” I … Continue reading

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Your Trinity Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point or two in the sermon you heard for your Sunday Mass of obligation? I’ll bet some of you heard some odd things about the Trinity. Here is a little Trinity Sunday question for you. In … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI says he never told anyone the publication of the Third Secret of Fatima was incomplete

There has been a bit of a dust up in the last days about the Third Secret of Fatima.  Was the whole of the Third Secret truly released?  Some say that it wasn’t. One blog recently posted some claims about … Continue reading

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Explain the Trinity? No problem! WDTPRS Trinity Sunday

This is the Postcommunio of the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity in the 1962MR. There is a pleasant rhyme herein of susceptio and confessio, three syllable words preceded by words of four syllables and both deserving a little closer inspectio. POST COMMUNION (2002MR): … Continue reading

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Thanks and Request for Prayers

First and foremost, I am very grateful for the monthly donations which have come in since the beginning of May.  I have been behind the eight-ball for quite a while and, hence, I haven’t been updating the sidebar where I usually … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z asks the readership for information – UPDATE

ORIGINAL Published 11 May 2016 First, where is a good herald when you need him?   I want to do a decent version of my coat-of-arms (I will revert to my family’s which is part of the one I was using). … Continue reading

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Synodality? Collegiality? Not so much.

This morning early I received an SMS: “Parolin announces ‘clarification’ of CIC by which no diocesan institute of religious can be erected validly without Vatican OK.” “Gosh!”, or words to that effect, “So much for the collegiality and decentralization that … Continue reading

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