Monthly Archives: January 2019

ASK FATHER: Butter in coffee on Ash Wednesday

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I know this is a bit early for Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, but I am curious (and excited about Lent). There’s a trend of putting butter into one’s coffee. Basically it’s supposed to make you … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Missing Mass in a winter storm

From a reader… QUAERITUR: This Sunday morning a big snow storm made the roads look treacherous. I live 10 miles from church. I assumed Mass was cancelled but could find no texts or other notices either way. Later, I found … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Catholic marriages without Nuptial Masses

From a reader… QUAERITUR: It has been over 20 years since I’ve attended a marriage in the OF between two Catholics that has had a Nuptial Mass. Why doesn’t the Church require that if two Catholics are getting married, they … Continue reading

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Wikileaks: Francis’ private letter about power struggle over Knights of Malta

UPDATE: At the Register Ed Pentin provides some explanations.  HERE Originally Published on: Jan 30, 2019 Wikileaks.   Whatever you may think of Wikileaks, this is interesting.  HERE My emphases: Pope’s Private Letter Reveals Early Involvement in Power Struggle 30 January, 2019 Documents released by … Continue reading

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CREEPING INFANTICIDE: NY style ghoulish abortion bill now introduced in Virginia

It had to happen.  If it was successful in NY, it would be attempted in other states.. Read at LifeSite about a bill in Virginia that would allow abortion even at the point of giving birth.   Good heavens… is “abortion” … Continue reading

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Canonist Ed Peters on trying Gov. Andrew “the Ghoul” Cuomo for heresy. Fr. Z makes some observations.

When I was travel back to these USA from Tokyo, I was addressed by fellow travelers about Gov. Cuomo.  “When is he going to excommunicated?”  They were really angry. People are angry.  Rightly so.  They want action, not words, from … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Marijuana and validity of marriage

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Recently marijuana was legalized in Canada. As such, the issue has come up that Marijuana can stay within the system for a very long time and a habitual user can be impaired by marijuana even if … Continue reading

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Hearts and vinegar – a taste of St. Francis de Sales in Benedict XVI’s Spe salvi

In the traditional Roman calendar, today is the Feast of St. Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor.   He was a great warrior for the Church in the face of the Protestant Revolt. According to the Louis de la Rivière in … Continue reading

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BOOKS RECEIVED: Breviarium Romanum

As you know, Summorum Pontificum affirms that priests and those obliged to say the Office, can use the traditional, pre-Conciliar Breviarium Romanum.  A while back I answered a query about use of the Breviarium Romanum published by the SSPX.  HERE  I came down on … Continue reading

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TOKYO – Day 4-8: Woodblocks, Chow and Fuji

The adventure to Tokyo has wrapped up, and the long flight home endured. I thought some of you might like a few more images. First, I am a bit of a sucker for Tokyo subway posters. I marvel at them. … Continue reading

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A 4 year-old and the rubrics

From a reader… Good evening Father, A funny story that you might appreciate. My 4 year old son was sitting with me while putting my 2 year old to sleep, and he was watching my phone. I was praying Vespers … Continue reading

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@DanHoranOFM -The Horan of Babylon – calls #MarchForLife “repulsive and futile”

Breitbart has a piece which shows the fruits of decades of slack theological training and compromised religious formation.  An LBGT promoting Franciscan, who teaches heaven knows what in the theological Babylon called Chicago Theological Union, has called the March For … Continue reading

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D. Albany Bp. Scharfenberger calls out hypocrite Gov. Cuomo

It seems that Albany’s bishop, Most Rev. Edward B. Scharfenberger, is not remaining silent about Gov. Cuomo and his hypocrisy. From Fox: NY Bishop Calls Out Cuomo Over State’s New Abortion Law: ‘It Goes Way Beyond Roe vs. Wade’ A … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What happens to Guardian Angels after we die?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: What happens to your guardian angel after you die? Did he necessarily exist before you were conceived? If so, was he possibly somebody else’s guardian before? Indeed are angels the guardians of more than one soul? Thanks for the … Continue reading

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Fr. Murray on the Covington Matter and NY State abortion debacle

My good friend Fr. Gerald Murray was on EWTN commenting on the Covington Matter and on the abortion debacle in NY. You won’t find a better commentator.

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