Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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A site with statistics for the growth and availability of the Traditional Latin Mass?

Is there a good site with statistics for the growth and availability of the Traditional Latin Mass in these USA? We know it is happening. Do we have numbers?

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A few things of interest: TLM pilgrimage opp, new book, against pendulums, and Warhol the hack

A couple of notes… First, this sounds good.  Someday I too would like to visit Poland. A pilgrimage to Lithuania and Poland, with daily celebration of the TLM, is being planned from May 4-16, 2020, under the spiritual guidance of … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 2nd Sunday – 2020

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass that fulfilled your Sunday Obligation? What was it? There are a lot of people who don’t get many good points in the sermons they must endure. I did … Continue reading

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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST for a young priest diagnosed with ALS – #padresfight

I have sad news. Fr.  Dana Christensen, a priest of the Diocese of Sioux Falls, who comments here frequently, has been diagnosed to be in the initial stages of  amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ALS, or “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”.   There is no … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: north

I’m heading home after a maternal visit. Alas I am reading the spittle flecked raving of a hysterical and, apparently psychic, Austen Ivereigh at Commonweal. “None of this will bother Francis”! As if he has a clue about what bothers … Continue reading

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UPDATE – HILARITY ENSUES- Lib reactions to the new book from Card. Sarah and Benedict XVI

UPDATE 15 Jan 2020: Antonio Socci (not a fan of Francis) says in Facebook (I’m not a fan of Facebook) that Francis summoned Archbp. Gänswein, read him a riot act, and demanded that Benedict’s name be removed from the book. … Continue reading

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Letter from Card. Sarah in which he forgives his persecutors

UPDATE: From Ignatius Press UPDATE: “I confirm that I was able to speak this morning with Archbishop Georg Gänswein. This press release remains my one and only version of the course of events. I also had a conversation with Fayard’s … Continue reading

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Your Octave of Christmas 2020 Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard for your Mass of Obligation for this Octave of Christmas, the Feast of the Circumcision, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God? Let us know. Here’s mine.

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Your Sunday in the Christmas Octave 2019 Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass that fulfilled your Sunday Obligation? What was it? There are a lot of people who don’t get many good points in the sermons they must endure. For … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “I dread the Feast of the Holy Family.”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Every year since so returned to the Church I dread the Feast of the Holy Family. I don’t come from a pious family, nor am I married, but instead chose to live a life of perpetual … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 2019 26: The Child who made His mother

Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 26, for St Stephen’s Day 2019! Fulton Sheen gives us where heaven truly is.  Fr. Troadec chimes in St. Stephen and strength. These 5 minute offerings are a token of gratitude especially for my benefactors.  Thank you!  Chime … Continue reading

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Terriffic News! Card. Cupich approved the Constitutions of the Canons of St. John Cantius in Chicago

Merry Christmas! This is from the site of the Canons of St. John Cantius in Chicago: Cardinal Cupich Approves Constitutions of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius On December 23rd, the Feast of St. John Cantius, the documents and … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Inside Notre-Dame de Paris since the fire, things that survived

Here is a video from inside Notre-Dame in Paris.  You can see what has been going on after the fire.  You can see some of the things that survived. And…

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SHOPPING ONLINE? Please use my link!

SHOPPING ONLINE using Amazon? Please use my link! When you use my link to shop via Amazon, I get a small percentage of anything purchased. It adds up. It is a significant element of my income. I can’t see who … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 180: Kwasniewski on how Vatican II reversed the order of priority, exalting “active participation” over proper liturgical worship of God

I found a great article at LifeSite by Peter Kwasniewski which screamed to be made into a podcast.  Sometimes I do this with good articles to make sure the content is more available to those who are pressed for time … Continue reading

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