Category Archives: POLLS

Informal but interesting

POLL on a BURNING QUESTION REVISITED: The Plural of “Gin & Tonic” – Daily Rome (not) Shot – 507 – bonus video

Today was a terrific day, in that we – the Heartbeat International group – had a pleasure of visiting a center for women who need REAL health care to keep their babies.  The volunteers explained the workings (and funding) of … Read More

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YOUR TRIDUUM SERMON NOTES and a POLL about Holy Thursday Washing of Feet

Were there any really GOOD points you heard in sermons at any of the Rites for the Sacred Triduum?  Please share them with us.  Sometimes there are real gems and people don’t always have strong preaching when they are. Meanwhile, … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes: 1st Passion Sunday (5th of Lent) – and a POLL

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 the Masses for the 1st Passion Sunday (N.O. 5th of Lent)? … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes: 4th (Laetare) Sunday of Lent – and a POLL

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 the Masses for the 1st Sunday of Lent? Tell about attendance … Read More

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Another jackass and a quick POLL

Attempt, legally or not, morally or not, to suppress the people who desire traditional Catholic worship, the Traditional Latin Mass, but do nothing… absolutely nothing … about jackass stunts like this. It wasn’t a TLM, so that’s all right. https://t.co/cCiVXjdFvV … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes: 3rd Sunday of Advent “Gaudete” – POLL

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 the Mass for your Sunday obligation (jabbed or not!), either live … Read More

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POLL: Traditional Latin Mass with VERNACULAR readings for low Masses

There are groups which celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass and which, for Low Mass, have their readings in the vernacular. Alternatively, for example on a Sunday, while the priest reads the reading at the altar in Latin, someone reads the … Read More

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GALLUP: US Church membership declining FAST

I’ve been incessantly writing and talking about a “demographic sinkhole” opening up under the Church in these USA. Gallup published (oddly, under “Politics”) about US Church membership.  When you go over there to read the article, be aware that they … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 5th – Passion Sunday of Lent 2021 and POLL: Covered images

Was there a GOOD point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass for your Sunday (obligation or none), either live or on the internet? Let us know what it was. Too many people today are without good, strong … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 4th – Laetare Sunday of Lent 2021 and POLL: Rose Vestments

Was there a GOOD point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass for your Sunday (obligation or none), either live or on the internet? Let us know what it was. Too many people today are without good, strong preaching, to … Read More

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POLL: Who is Pope? – UPDATES

UPDATE 4 March 17:00 EST Some post-poll house-cleaning. First, I am going to reduce some of the screen shot, so this post isn’t so overloaded. Next, Ann Barnhardt had a wrap-up about the poll at here place. HERE She has … Read More

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POLL: Distribution of ashes and the form used – #AshWednesday #Lent 2021

This year we may have differing practices for the distribution of ashes today, Ash Wednesday. Let’s have a poll to find out what you readers experienced. Choose your best answer. Anyone can participate.  To post a comment you have to … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Plural of “prie-dieu”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: You occasionally discuss what the plural of gin and tonic should be. I have a similar problem with what you have just assembled. In England, we borrow the French term Prie Dieu. That’s fine in the … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – All Saints 2020 – POLL: Did the Election come up during homily?

Was there a GOOD point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass for your Sunday, either live or on the internet? Let us know what it was. Also, are your churches opening up? What was attendance like? For … Read More

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31 Oct – 1 Nov – USA: CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS – “Fall Back!” – POLL on Daylight Savings Time

Tonight we change our clocks. According to our artificial imposition of clocks on the passage of time we “lose” an hour of sunlight. We really don’t, but that is how it seems because we go by clocks and not by … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – Christ the King (NO: 30th Ordinary) 2020 – POLL: Francis same-sex unions topic during homily?

Was there a GOOD point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass for your Sunday, either live or on the internet? Let us know what it was. Also, are you churches opening up? What was attendance like? For … Read More

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POLL: Veiling and covering images on 1st Passion Sunday 2020, 5th of Lent

We are really getting into it now. From this Sunday, traditionally called 1st Sunday of the Passion, it is customary to veil images in churches. In the Gospel in traditional Form of the Roman Rite we hear: Tulérunt ergo lápides, … Read More

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POLL: Did you watch a live stream of Mass for Laetare Sunday 2020?

In this time of coronavirus, when people are closed in and Masses have been cancelled, in most places the obligation to hear Mass has been lifted. Otherwise, because of circumstances, you do not have an obligation that you cannot fulfill. … Read More

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LAETARE Sunday 2020 Rose Vestment POLL

Did you see rosacea vestments today (hopefully not baby-rattle pink)? Anyone can vote, but only registered and approved users can add comments. What did you see and how did you see it?

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POLL: St. Blaise Day Blessing of Throats – 2020

Tomorrow, Monday 3 February 2020, is the Feast of St. Blaise, upon which we traditionally have the blessing of throats. However, in some places, because so many are in church today for Sunday Mass, the St. Blaise blessing was given. … Read More

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