Monthly Archives: May 2021

PARIS: Attack on a procession honoring Catholics martyred by the Commune

In Paris a couple of days ago there was a procession to honor the Catholic martyrs of the Commune, who were slain 150 years ago on 26 May 1871. Among those killed was the Archbishop of Paris Georges Darboy. The … Read More

Posted in Modern Martyrs, Religious Liberty, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices | Tagged ,
10 Comments

Daily Rome Shot 174

 

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | Tagged
1 Comment

31 May: Mary’s Queenship, and yet “more Mother than Queen”

31 May is liturgically complicated.  In the traditional calendar it is the Feast of the Queenship of Mary.  In the Novus Ordo, it is the Feast of the Visitation.  Again in the Novus Ordo, Queenship of Mary is on 22 … Read More

Posted in Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Solitary Boast |
6 Comments

ASK FATHER: Golf on Sundays

From a reader… QUAERITUR: As long as a person fulfills their Sunday Obligation, and sanctifies the day with prayer and time with family, can a person go golfing even though that would require someone to work on Sunday? GUEST PRIEST … Read More

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, HONORED GUESTS | Tagged ,
6 Comments

An important note to those of you who order Mystic Monk Coffee

May I make a suggestion? First, order some Mystic Monk Coffee or Tea.  The Wyoming Carmelites are building their amazing monastery. NB: If you are using a bookmarked link from my blog to order your Mystic Monk Coffee – which, … Read More

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes | Tagged
1 Comment

30 May – St. Joan of Arc, Virgin: Martyrology, Marvelous reading, Movies

Today we celebrate the feast of the quintessential “¡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 find Otto Neururer, a priest who died … Read More

Posted in Saints: Stories & Symbols | Tagged
5 Comments

Daily Rome Shot 173

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | Tagged
2 Comments

ASK FATHER: Priest anointed me and then, without confession, absolved me.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Recently I was in the hospital being treated for cancer. I had a private room and my wife was in the room with me. Suddenly a priest came into the room, introduced himself and asked if … Read More

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, GO TO CONFESSION | Tagged
2 Comments

ASK FATHER: How to make a “Trinitini” Martini for Trinity Sunday and avoid committing heresy?

QUAESITUM EST: We are planning to have a special drink for the potluck to commemorate today’s Feast of the Trinity. We were planning to do a “Trinitini”, a Martini with three olives to represent the three Persons in the One … Read More

Posted in "But Father! But Father!", "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Lighter fare | Tagged
12 Comments

ASK FATHER: If the priest says an invalid absolution and I drop dead after… what happens to me?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, a question – if a penitent is in a state of mortal sin, and they go to confess their sins to a priest, and the penitent does everything necessary on their part for the sacrament … Read More

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, GO TO CONFESSION, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Save The Liturgy - Save The World | Tagged , , ,
8 Comments

Daily Rome Shot 172

Photo by Bree Dail.

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | Tagged
5 Comments

Daily Rome Shot 171

 

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | Tagged
4 Comments

ASK FATHER: Why do bishops tuck their crosses under their jackets.

From a  reader… QUAERITUR: Thank you for your excellent blog! Can you explain why some bishops hide their pectoral crosses by pulling the cross across the chest and tucking it under their jackets? There is something a bit disturbing about … Read More

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box | Tagged
16 Comments

OLDIE POST: “Bob, you’ve been traded to Diocese of Black Duck.”

NOTA BENE: I originally posted this back in 2012. I ran across this by chance looking for something else. It struck me as opportune, given what is going on in some places… the lot of some tradition-leaning priests.   It’s a … Read More

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | Tagged
10 Comments

UPDATE: Wherein the Bishop of Black Duck gives pastoral care to a pro-abortion ‘c’atholic politician

UPDATE: 27 May 2021 I’ve lately read that some 60 bishops are pressuring that the issue of Communion for pro-abortion politicians NOT be even be discussed at the USCCB meeting.   I don’t get it.   The Lord says that if there … Read More

Posted in 1983 CIC can. 915, Canon Law, Emanations from Penumbras, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000 | Tagged ,
17 Comments

Daily Rome Shot 170

Photo by Bree Dail.

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | Tagged
1 Comment

The list is growing.

The list is growing… of persecuted priests. I understand that there is a fund to help Fr. Parker. HERE

Posted in Mail from priests, Priests and Priesthood |
2 Comments

ASK FATHER: When giving me absolution, Father did not say “ALL your sins”. Was that invalid?

From a reader…. QUAERITUR: At my last Confession, during the absolution, the priest said: “I absolve you from your sins, in the name, etc.” Note that he did not say “from ALL your sins”. Does this mean the absolution is … Read More

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, GO TO CONFESSION | Tagged , ,
8 Comments

WDTPRS: Prayer “Pro seipso sacerdote – For the priest himself” (1962MR)

This time of year many new priests are being ordained and, consequently, many priests observe their own anniversaries. In the traditional, Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite a priest can add orations for himself, Pro seipso sacerdote, on the anniversary … Read More

Posted in Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Priests and Priesthood, Save The Liturgy - Save The World |
4 Comments

Two portentous items: wonders in the heavens above

Today during Holy Mass for Ember Wednesday in the Octave of Pentecost, I read in Latin from Acts 2 what Peter said about the End Times… I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth beneath, … Read More

Posted in Look! Up in the sky! | Tagged ,
2 Comments