Daily Archives: 12 November 2017

Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Vincent edition

Most of my meals are accomplished alone.  As a result, I don’t always make food that is complex.  I  do, however, sincerely enjoy making a larger meal for guests and consuming it in a leisurely way. I have friends in … Continue reading

Please share!
Share
Posted in Fr. Z's Kitchen | Tagged , , | 14 Comments

Remembrance Day

In these USA we have observed Armistice Day, commemorating the 11th day of the 11th month when, at the 11 hour, 99 years ago, hostilities ceased and WWI closed. This coincides with US Veteran’s Day and UK Remembrance Day. For those … Continue reading

Please share!
Share
Posted in Just Too Cool | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

ASK FATHER: The usual requirements for gaining indulgences

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Do all indulgenced works (eg visiting the Bl Sacrament for 30 mins) carry with them the three usual requirements (Communion, Confession & prayer for the Pope’s intentions)? In the Norms for gaining indulgences in the Enchiridion … Continue reading

Please share!
Share
Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box | Tagged | 1 Comment

Smoking and Saints

Pope Francis decided to ban, as of 2018, the sale of cigarettes in Vatican City (cheaper for employees which leads, of course, to a black market).  Cigarettes are bad for people and, probably, the environment.   Hence, they must be banned. … Continue reading

Please share!
Share
Posted in Lighter fare, Saints: Stories & Symbols | Tagged , , | 36 Comments

WDTPRS – 23rd Sunday after Pentecost: SNIP!

During his Sunday Angelus address today, 12 Nov, the Pope asked the sort of question that Popes ought to ask, especially at this time of the liturgical year, when we focus more and more on the Four Last Things and … Continue reading

Please share!
Share
Posted in Four Last Things, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000 | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment