Daily Archives: 10 June 2022

FRANCIS (I’m not making this up) says that lace… lace… is against the Council and the Church. Lace.

From Vatican News: “Pope to Sicilian priests: ‘Embrace bitterness with tenderness’” Do they hear themselves? No. They are the masters of shouting down a well. Francis spoke to Sicilian priests. He said… I am not making this up… I don’t … Read More

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ROME 22/6 – DAY 9: A pair of Pii

When was sunrise in Rome?  5:32  When is sunset?  20:47   When should the Ave Maria Bell ring?  21:00. NO! 21:15!  We are in a new cycle for the Ave Maria bell.  The time of the ringing moves by 15 minute … Read More

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Pentecost Friday: a reflection

Pentecost Friday I was informed that at NLM there is a great explanation of the Pentecost Roman Stations. I’ve gotten a few things wrong in previous posts. Don’t worry, they aren’t points for examination at the pearly gates. I find … Read More

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ASK FATHER: No… FATHER ASKS YOU…. 1st Holy Communion traditions

I have recently seen, popping into churches, practice for 1st Holy Communion.  Novus Ordo, of course.  Moreover, I’ve had questions about gifts for 1st Communion. Moments like this have some customs that die hard because of the memories of parents … Read More

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