Monthly Archives: October 2018

Rome – Day 3: Supplicium and surprises

Since I am a pilgrim in this world, today I walked up Pilgrim Street, Via del Pellegrino, for to seek some good old fashioned Roman street fare.  At the end of the Via del Pellegrino you find an ancient stone and … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Parish records and confidentiality

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is there any church law which prevents sacramental records from being made public? I have seen church records used for online family trees that show living family members illegitimacy. Interesting question. The law says that parishes … Read More

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25 Oct – “This day is called the Feast of Crispian…”

Today is the Feast of Crispin and Crispinian. The 3rd c. martyrs Crispin and Crispinian were killed in Soissons.  They converted people as they plied their trade as cobblers and they were generous to the poor.  Eventually they were persecuted … Read More

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“Synodality” as new model (i.e. permanent revolution) imposed on #Synod2018

I am in Rome while the 2018 Synod (“walking together”) is slouching towards its predicted, rigged conclusion.  I think we all knew that there would be shenanigans before the end.  They’ve come now not single spies, but in battalions. Tweets … Read More

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The collapse of Dutch Mass attendance

This came via a reader. Agensir.it: Netherlands: religious belonging and attendance still decreasing. Only 6% of those who say they are Catholic attend Sunday Mass 51% of Dutch people over 15 years of age do not belong to any Church … Read More

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Rome – Day 2: Rolling with the punches

Today I ran lots of little errands. Included in the errands was a stop at Barbiconi to order up a new thurible and boat for the TMSM, especially for my use and for the bishop’s Masses.   I’ve been having terrible shoulder … Read More

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JUST TOO COOL: 2400 year old Greek ship discovered

This is definitely for your Just Too Cool file. It hit the spot this morning in particular, because Anthony Esolen’s new book begins with the figure of Odysseus, trapped by Calypso, longing to go home. Read on. From BBC: Shipwreck … Read More

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Rome – Day 1: Supplies and Bells

Boring flight… mostly.  For a half hour or so we weren’t sure about a woman who wasn’t doing well south of the tip of Greenland.   A couple doctors were on the plane and I stuck my head in to … Read More

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Pope reacts to Viganò and #ViganòTestimony 3.0

Okay, that meant Msgr. Charles Pope of the Archdiocese of Washington DC. He writes about the third Viganò Testimony HERE. A sample: As I finished reading Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s third letter, I had an immediate sense that I had … Read More

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Angels and liturgy

It is a commonplace that even a so-called “private” Mass is never truly private. The steps, cruets, candles, paten, chalice, the fringe of the stole the edges of the pages and the priest’s fingertips are wreathed about with myriads of … Read More

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My View For Awhile: Roman Week

Off I go to Rome for a short trip, especially for the sake of the annual Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage. At the airport, I am already getting Latin inscriptions, or at least photos of the Latin inscriptions. And a few steps … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard during your Mass to fulfill your Sunday Obligation? Let us know. You were paying attention, weren’t you?

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The reports of the various language circles of the Synod (“walking together”) are out. 

The reports of the various language circles of the Synod (“walking together”) are out.  HERE Just try reading for a while.  

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Romeward Bound for Summorum Pontificum 2018 and Masses for Benefactors

A reminder to my friends and acquaintances in Rome that it is, once again, time to hide the silverware.  I hit the City on Tuesday, 23 October.  I think the Carabinieri have already been warned, if the Great Roman™ has … Read More

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WDTPRS – 29th Ordinary Sunday: Pregnancy and Glory

If I am not mistaken, at the ongoing Synod (“walking together”) on youth hasn’t done much at all about encouraging young people to marry (the opposite sex) and to have children. Vocations start with children.  No children no vocations.   No … Read More

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Liturgical Ordo for the upcoming liturgical year, 2019.

It is not to early to thinking about obtaining a liturgical Ordo for the upcoming liturgical 2018-2019 year. I received from the kind folks of the Latin Mass Society in England, their Ordo for the Extraordinary Form. BTW… I don’t … Read More

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Terrific Benedictine Monks of Norcia! Yes, great things are also going on and YOU can participate.

As we navigate The Present Crisis, let us not forget that there are wonderful things happening, too, by the grace of God and by fervent elbow grease.  Isn’t that how we are meant to carry out our vocations?  Grace and … Read More

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#ViganoTestimony 3.0!  Powerful response to accusations, points to crisis of homosexuality #sodoclericalism

Huge. Archbp. Carlo Maria Viganò has issued a third Testimony.  It is a neutron bomb. First, at CNA we read that the present “Sostituo”, the 2nd in command in the Secretariat of State for matter within the Church, Archbishop Edgar Peña … Read More

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The massive, glaring, screaming lacuna in #Synod2018

Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles Chaput, a participant in the 2018 Synod (“walking together”), has been interviewed by CatholicPhilly.com. This quote struck me: Q: What might the synod change in Church doctrine or in the interpretation of the doctrine? CHAPUT: No synod … Read More

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WHAT IS THAT? Francis wearing rainbow colored Cross.

Would someone please explain this to me? Is this photoshopped? I don’t get it. The fellow who sent it to me, who is from Latin America, wrote: “They’re saying the colors represent regions of Latin America, but being from there, … Read More

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