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Fr. Finigan looks at “routine” Communions

His Hermeneuticalness, my friend the soon-to-be-moving Fr. Tim Finigan has a great post on an important topic.  HERE He brings up the point of receiving Holy Communion in such a way that ...


Prayer Request

A reader writes: I have been praying non ceasing for 4 weeks since my husband first told me he wanted divorced, it seems the harder I pray the meaner he gets about this, please I need eve...


CWR: Finding What Should Never Have Been Lost: Priests and the Extraordinary Form

At Catholic World Report there is a piece which deserves some attention. Finding What Should Never Have Been Lost: Priests and the Extraordinary Form Four post-Vatican II priests discuss ...


OKLAHOMA CITY: Lawsuit filed against those attempting Satanic event with consecrated Host

I read at the National Catholic Register that His Excellency Most Reverend Paul Coakley, Archbishop of Oklahoma City has brough a suit against the people who would perpetrate a public Sat...





What is Conscience?

Archbishop William Bernard Ullathorne writes in his Groundwork of the Christian Virtues: “We cannot return to God unless we enter first into ourselves. God is everywhere, but not ev...


Accomplishing Your Summer Bucket List in One Weekend (Sort of…)

It’s the end of summer and you know what that means…REGRET! To many, all the dreams and plans of your “EPIC SUMMER 2014” are now being inventoried, and you’re realizing that maybe, just m...


Anniversary of Pope St. Pius X Lying in State

Pope St. Pius X during his lying in state, 21–22 August 1914In his will, Pope St. Pius X said, "I was born poor, I have lived poor, I wish to die poor." He was canonized on May 29, 1954,...


The Drama of Faith…

…means that we live our lives as priestly sub-creators.



Yr. Obdt. Svt. on the Air

I recorded an interview with Northwest Catholic which will air Your interview will air on AM 1050 – Sacred Heart Radio from 8/21 – 9/8 on the following days/times. Monday 11:0...



Catholic Music is Busting Out all Over

First, of course, is my fellow Patheosi’s bluesy new CD Late to Love, based on the work of St. Augustine. If there was ever a Catholic theological rationale for the blues needed, Au...


Top Ten Funniest Simpsons “Spiritual” Moments/Episodes

FXX begins running a marathon of every Simpsons episode ever today for the next 12 days, prepping us all for Simpsons World in October (an exhaustive app/portal allowing users the ability...



Prayers and Works of Mercy

A reader writes: A young friend of my wife and I is trying to raise some extra $$$ so she can attend Franciscan University at Steubenville this fall. Both of her parents are unemployed ri...



I don’t measure myself by others’ expectations or let others define my worth. — Sonia Sotomayor

Today, be aware of the reasons behind your actions. Are you doing things for yourself or to impress others around you?…


Islam, the Rosary, and the Battle of Lepanto

The Battle of Lepanto was a decisive conflict fought between the outnumbered European fleet and the advancing Islamic Ottoman Turks on October 7, 1571. Pope Pius V armed the entire Europe...




James Foley, journalist murdered by ISIS Islamic terrorists, prayed the Rosary

I was sent a link to this at the site of Marquette University: Phone call home A letter from James Foley, Arts ’96, to Marquette. Marquette University has always been a friend to me. The ...


HAM RADIO and ECHOLINK revisited

A while ago, I posted about Ham Radio and many of you operators came out of the woodwork. The topic of Echolink came up. I received this today: Dear Fr. Z., Do you speak Italian? [yes] I ...