Daily Archives: 17 October 2022

ROME 22/10 – Day 17: Bad ideas and good ideas

Sunrise was at 7:23 and sunset will be at 18:28 and the Ave Maria Bells should ring out, would that they would ring out, at 18:45.  It is the Feast of St. Ignatius of Antioch, whose relics are at San … Read More


It’s ‘ad orientEm’ not ‘ad orientUm’ and it’s what we need right now.

The great liturgical scholar Klaus Gamber said that the de-orientation of the altar was the more destructive change after the Council. To make that clear: The priest celebrating Mass facing the people did more damage to the Faith than anything … Read More

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A “perpetual synodal” (“walking together”) Church? What could go wrong?

From the National Catholic Register (the Catholic paper, not the other one, the Fishwrap). Pope Francis announced on Sunday that the Synod (“walking together”) on Synodality (“walking together”) will be extended to 2024. Speaking in his Angelus address on Oct. … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Does a short homily or no homily invalidate the Mass?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: One would think having the bishop allow a diocesan priest to do the Tridentine Mass would fill the faithful with joy. However this priest (who strongly objects to the NO) also is angry with his TLM … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 19th Sunday after Pentecost (N.O. 29th Sunday)

Too many people today are without good, strong preaching, to the detriment of all. Share the good stuff. Was there a GOOD point made in the sermon you heard at your Mass of obligation for the 19h Sunday after Pentecost (29th … Read More

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