Daily Archives: 11 April 2017

ASK FATHER: “Beer?” “No. Beir!” “Beer?” “BIER! BIER!”

Every one please mark your calendars: 9 September is International Buy A Priest A Beer Day.   Okay?  Got it? From a reader… QUAERITUR: Bier Plans Not beer plans, although completing this project may take a certain amount of beer … Read More

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Head of the Jesuits doubles down on his “no one had a tape recorder” remarks

We recent read the words of the Superior General of the Jesuits (them, again) which effectively emptied Christianity of its content.  HERE and HERE and HERE Fr Arturo (“Doctrine is a word that I don’t like very much”) Sosa Abascal is now back … Read More

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“Anoint therefore the Feet of Jesus by thy good life”

Yesterday there was a lovely reading in the Office of Matins in the Roman Breviary which I’m still struck by today.  I was going to post it yesterday, but life happened and I got busy. V. Grant, Lord, a blessing. Benediction. … Read More

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More fun with the 1773 Suppression of the Jesuits by Clement XIV!

In my searching about on the interwebs for tidbits about Suppression of the Jesuits by Clement XVI, Papa Ganganelli, of happy memory – a topic which never fails to delight – I found a wonderful engraving. Behold! Allégorie sur la suppression … Read More

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ASK FATHER: In confession, must we say which sins are mortal, which venial?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I know, to make a good confession, we need to confess mortal sins and the number of times we committed the sins. But I am often confused about whether a sin I committed is mortal or … Read More

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A legendary living Latinist

Over at Laudator Temporis Acti, which I check every day, there is a great post about legendary Latinist Fr Reginald Foster, OCD, who for decades worked in the Holy See’s office of Latin Letters writing official documents in the Church’s language.  Fr … Read More

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