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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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” … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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. … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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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Msgr. Pope and canonist Ed Peters on NY Gov. Cuomo: “It is time to end the charade”

Canonist Ed Peters responded to Msgr. Charles Pope’s implicit request for canonical clarifications in the matter of NY Gov. Cuomo and his complicity… nay, rather, full-throated promotion of infanticide.  If there were ever a case of application of the law … Read More

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US bishops asked about women deacons

A CNA piece at the Catholic Herald looks into women deacons, deaconettes, whatever.    Yesterday, I posted about a brilliant piece at Touchstone which shows, incontrovertibly, that the reasoning behind support for ordination of women (to any grade of order) is the same … Read More

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Bishop of Covington does a 180, apologizes.

Say you set out on an errand by foot to the post office.  Trudge trudge trudge.   Suddenly you realize that you made a bad turn and you are going in the wrong direction.  Someone might say, “Hey, buddy!  If … Read More

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25 January 1959 – 60th anniversary of the calling of Vatican II

On 25 January 1959, just under 3 months after his election to the See of Peter, John XXIII, at St. Paul’s outside-the-walls, stunned his listeners and the rest of the world. 60 years ago he announced the summoning of an Ecumenical … Read More

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The “logical union of women’s ordination and sodomy”

I have noticed lately an uptick in chatter about women deacons, deaconettes, deaconesses, whatever.  There was a conference at Fordham recently at which speakers (read: promoters) blew past the obvious problems of our lack of certainty about what ordination may … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! For the Covington men at a crucial turn in their young lives!

Since I have been in Tokyo, I haven’t been tracking the US news very much.  I’ve only slightly followed the disgusting Covington Matter. This morning I caught up. I learned that Bp. Foys addressed the school, but parents weren’t allowed … Read More

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