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Monthly Archives: May 2018
Today we will have a Pontifical Mass at the Throne, followed by a Eucharistic Procession for Corpus Christi. Please ask God to give us good weather! I know that many communities are getting familiar with more solemn liturgy. There are … Read More
In the traditional Roman calendar for the 1962 Missale Romanum today, Thursday, is the Feast of Corpus Domini, or Corpus Christi. In the post-Conciliar Missal’s calendar today is also Corpus Christi. In the Novus Ordo and the traditional calendar many people will … Read More
On Thursday, 31 May at St. Norbert’s Church in Roxbury, WI at 6 PM, His Excellency, Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison – the Extraordinary Ordinary – will celebrate a Pontifical Mass at the Throne in the Extraordinary … Read More
This could answer the question of why bishops and priests wreckovated so many churches. From The Week. Baptist church says it is removing a statue of Jesus because it looks ‘Catholic’ An artist who created a seven-foot statue of Jesus … Read More
Please use the sharing buttons! Thanks! Registered here or not, will you in your charity please take a moment look at the requests and to pray for the people about whom you read? Continued from THESE. I get many requests … Read More
In the 30 May number of the Italian, daily, L’Osservatore Romano you find a piece by soon-to-be-Cardinal Luis Ladaria, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, about the “Definitive Character of the Doctrine of ‘Ordinatio sacerdotalis‘. Ordinatio sacerdotalis is … Read More
You want some “lío”? I’ve got your “lío” right here. Today we celebrate the feast of the original ¡Hagan lío! gal. Today, in the 2005 Martyrologium Romanum we find interesting saints, including St. Petronilla and St. Ferdinand III, King of Castille. We also … Read More
At Fishwrap (aka National Sodomitical Reporter), usual suspect Michael Sean Winters has risen from his couch to defame me with a libelous statement. Libel is a published false statement that is damaging to a person’s reputation. Winters wrote a piece about … Read More
A lay reader today alerted me to an opinion cartoon in The Sunday Independent in Ireland. That sad, earthly-enslaved nation repealed by referendum the 8th amendment to their Constitution, which protected the right to life of the unborn. The Constitution, … Read More
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It is fitting to honor those who served in the armed forces and who gave their lives. Today I especially have in mind fallen military chaplains. Here is just one example of service and valor for love of God, neighbor … Read More
Chance meetings are important. In the traditional Roman calendar, today is the Feast of St. Augustine of Canterbury (+604). He had been the prior of the monastery in Rome on the Caelian Hill during the pontificate of the Great … Read More
The Irish constitution begins in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, stating: “In the name of the Most Holy Trinity, from Whom is all authority and to Whom, as our final end, all actions both of men and States … Read More
At some point we wind up taking a stab at explaining the Trinity to someone. Results vary. Today, to get at the mystery of the Most Holy Trinity, let’s use the final prayer at Holy Mass in the venerable, traditional … Read More
The other day Pope Francis told the Italian bishops not to admit homosexual men as seminarians. I wrote a post about it HERE. CNA also reported it. Reuters had it. “If there’s a doubt about homosexuality, it’s better not … Read More
There is a plentiful lack of clarity these days. How refreshing it is when we hear or read something that is faithful, true and clear. I offer for your attention a commencement address given at Thomas Aquinas College in California … Read More
As a treat on my anniversary, I am watching the live stream of the the FSSP ordinations to the priesthood. My old friend Archbp. Sample is doing the honors. HERE UPDATE: It is hard to find the right balance of … Read More
ORIGINALLY Published on: May 25, 2018 All, please pray today for the Irish people. UPDATE: 26 May I suppose you’ve heard the news by now. I was just reading a piece by Phil Lawler about the bishops in Chile. Ireland … Read More
Well… this is it. I made it this far. That’s what I say to myself when this date rolls around. Many priests observe the anniversary of their ordination at this time of year. It is a common time for ordinations, … Read More