Daily Archives: 3 February 2020

ACTION ITEM: Another young family man with ALS, “Lou Gherig’s Disease” – UPDATED

A little while ago, I posted about a young priest with ALS, Fr. Dana Christensen.  He has asked people to pray to Ven. Fulton Sheen for a miraculous complete cure. Another affliction of ALS has stuck another young man I … Read More

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Prayers for a priest after suicide. Priests, drugs, and you.

A terrible thing happened recently.  A young priest, almost certainly reacting badly to medication, committed suicide.  Fr. Evan Harkins, of the Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph, had been on medication for an ailment.  It seems to have affected … Read More

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MUST READ: Robert Royal’s stunning review of books about Francis and of his pontificate

My good friend Prof. Robert Royal has a highly useful essay at Claremont Review of Books, Winter – 2019 – entitled “Is The Pope Catholic?”  [UPDATE: Prof. Royal wrote this during during the Synod of October 2018!  It is still … Read More

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PHOTOS of beautiful Pontifical Mass in Rome at Ss. Trinità and UPDATE on the Baptismal Font Project

Last October I involved you in a project at at Ss. Trinità dei Pellegrini, the FSSP parish and my adoptive home parish in Rome.   Historically, the place had never been a parish church. Therefore, it didn’t have a baptistry or … Read More

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ASK FATHER: What is St. Augustine’s true name?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have a number of volumes of St. Augustine’s writings, almost entirely English translations. However, I recently acquired a volume of his writings in Latin and the title page refers to him as “Sancti Aurelii Augustini.” … Read More

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3 February: St. Blaise Day and the special blessings of candles and of throats

  Today is the Feast of St. Blaise, about whom we know very little.   We have only this very brief entry in the Martyrologium Romanum:   Sancti Blasii, episcopi et martyris, qui pro christiano nomine Sabaste in Armenia passus … Read More

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