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Past issues of Adsum, the newsletter of Mater Dei Seminary

February 2017:
Prayers for the repose of the soul of Walter Anthony Pivarunas, the father of the bishop. Requiem Mass and funeral ceremonies in Chicago: buried at St. Casimir Lithuanian Catholic Cemetery. Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes: new seminarian from Canada, Christian Pawlowski, is received as a CMRI postulant. Formation of a house of study in Colorado for religious seminarians. Three young ladies received as novice sisters into the Congregation of the Mother of God (CMD). Fr. Leo Heinrichs, the martyr of Denver. Moral Theology: Mass Stipends.

January 2017:
Pastoral visit to Guadalajara: recent ordinations to major and minor orders of Carmelite religious. Conference on religious life: the Sisters of the Divine Providence. Administration of the Sacrament of Confirmation. Observations on the tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Upcoming bi-annual priests’ meeting. Moral Theology: Gifts on the Occasion of an Invalid Marriage; the Special Efficacy of a High Mass.

December 2016:
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe; ordinations to minor orders (Stephen Sandquist, Tien Le, Jeremy Saunders, Bradley Parker, Frater Philip Davis, CMRI) and subdiaconate (Frater Augustine Walz, CMRI). Moral Theology: Catholic Baptism; Church Fast and the Eucharistic Fast.

November 2016:
Recent Fatima Conference: Bishop Davila and some of the Trento priests visit to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of Bishop Pivarunas. Fr. Alexander Kryssov visits seminary and gives conference on ecclesiastical history. Upcoming ordinations to minor and major orders on Dec. 12th. St. Francis Xavier Misson Fund. Review of Pope Pius XI’s Encyclical on Atheistic Communism. Moral Theology: Quantity of Wine for Mass; Preservation of Altar Breads.

October 2016:
25th anniversary of the ordinations of Fr. Gerard McKee, CMRI, Fr. Daniel Perez, Fr. James Thielen, and also of the death of Bishop Moises Carmona. St. Therese Church in O’Neill, Nebraska, celebrates its 25th anniversary. Conciliar Church to celebrate 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. A few of the heretical and blasphemous quotes of Martin Luther. Moral Theology: Restitution Because of Damnification.

September 2016:
25th anniversary of the consecration of Bishop Mark Pivarunas, CMRI, to the episcopacy; Bishop Carmona’s letter offering to consecrate a CMRI priest; election of Bishop Pivarunas and his curriculum vitae; explanation of his coat of arms. Moral Theology: Requirements to be a sponsor for Baptism.

August 2016:
25th anniversary of the blessing of Mary Immaculate Church in Omaha; biannual priests’ meeting, CMRI priests’ Diet; feasts of martyrs in August. Moral Theology: Validity of Confession; Imposing a Merely Internal Work as Penance.

July 2016:
Fr. Nino Molina returns from Philippines; Fra. Alphonsus Maria, CMRI, renews his vows; first Solemn High Mass of Fr. Timothy Geckle; Fra. Francis Crawford, CMRI, chants the Gospel for the first time. The Pope Speaks: Excerpts from Cux Ex Apostolatus. Moral Theology: Separation of Siamese Twins; Representations of the Sacred Heart.

June 2016:
Ordinations at Mater Dei Seminary: Fr. Timothy Geckle is ordained to the priesthood. Also Frater Francis Crawford receives the Diaconate, Frater Augustine Walz receives the Minor Order of Acolyte, and five seminarians receive Clerical Tonsure. Moral Theology: Proximate Matter of Baptism; How Soon Must Infants Be Baptized?

May 2016:
From the Rector: St. Joseph and Vocations. The Authenticity of St. Mark’s Gospel Proved by the Dead Sea Scrolls - by a Seminarian. Moral Theology: Hearing Mass Over the Radio.

April 2016:
From the Rector: Upcoming ordinations in May; blessing of new church in Salem, New Hampshire; April, Month of the Blessed Sacrament. Photos of Holy Week at Mary Immaculate Church in Omaha; blessing of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Salem, New Hampshire; Mater Dei Academy archery team. Moral Theology: Purpose of Amendment.

March 2016:
From the Rector: St. Joseph and Vocations. The Authenticity of St. Mark’s Gospel Proved by the Dead Sea Scrolls - by a Seminarian. Moral Theology: Hearing Mass Over the Radio.

February 2016:
From the Rector: Thoughts on the Holy Season of Lent. The Authenticity of St. Mark’s Gospel Proved by the Dead Sea Scrolls - by a Seminarian. On Fostering Vocations to the Priesthood - Pope Pius XI. Moral Theology: Surgery for the Healthy.

January 2016:
The blessings of Christmas (Christ + Mass) for a priest; Letter of the Coeur d’Alene Indians to Pope Pius IX. Moral Theology: Funeral Services for an Unbaptized Infant; Confessins of Sins Committed Before Baptism.

December 2015:
Photos of ordination of Rev. Fr. Robert Letourneau to the ordination and of Frater Francis Crawford, CMRI, to the subdiaconate. Moral Theology: Viaticum to a Child; Permission to Use Confessional Knowledge.

November 2015:
Letter from the Rector - upcoming ordinations on Dec. 12, comments on the “papal” visit of Francis and the Synod on the Family. Photos of blessing of St. Theresa’s Church in Maine. Definition of a Priest. Why Do We Pray for the Dead? by Fr. John A. O’Brien. Moral Theology: Confession of Theft, Dispositions of Penitent.

October 2015:
Letter from the Rector - Reflections on the Patroness of Mater Dei Seminary, Mary, the Mother of God. St. Therese of Lisieux, Excerpts from Her Writings. What Popes Say About the Rosary. Moral Theology: Confirmation of a Retarded Child.

September 2015:
26th year of classes at Mater Dei Seminary begins; blessing of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Rosamond, California. Apocalypse of St. John - Excerpts from a Commentary by Rev. E. Syvester Berry, 1921. Moral Theology: Conditions for an Indulgence, Permission to Substitute the Scapular Medal for the Cloth Scapular.

August 2015:
Bi-annual priests’ meetings; summer camps for children; blessing of the new school in Burlington, Colorado; preparing for the new academic year for both school and seminary. St. Philomena, Virgin and Martyr. Moral Theology: Disposal of the Poor Box Receipts, Disappearance of Library Books.

July 2015:
Upcoming bi-annual priests’ meetings; priests in other countries; commenting on the Supreme Court’s decision on gay “marriage” and the Synod on the Family. Constantine’s Gift of the Lateran Palace to the Pope. Moral Theology: Marriage at Mass Prescribed, Interference in a Proposed Marriage.

June 2015:
Seminary year comes to an end; cosmology in practice at the seminary; Corpus Christi, Minor Orders, First Vows of Bro. Alphonsus Maria, CMRI. The Final Resting Place of St. Peter (from A Pilgrim Walks in Rome by P. J. Chandlery, S.J.). Moral Theology: Dishonesty in a Public Employee.

May 2015:
Minor orders and commencement ceremonies as the scholastic and school years come to an end at Mater Dei Seminary and Mater Dei Academy; groundbreaking for new school in Burlington; Fr. Nino Molina returns to Philippines; celebration of the 25th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood of Fr. Ephrem Marie, Cordova, CMRI. Moral Theology: Preaching the Efficacy of Perfect Contrition, Attendance at Billy Graham’s Services.

April 2015:
Visit from Fr. Floriano Abrahamowicz; Josef Weissensteiner (Italy) receives Clerical Tonsure; upcoming ordination to the diaconate of Rev. Timothy Geckle (Ohio) and Rev. Robert Letourneau (Boston). Photos: group photo of Fr. Floriano Abrahamowicz and new cleric, Josef Weissensteiner; first vows of CMD Sisters. The Last Resting-Places of the Apostles and Evangelists. Moral Theology: Problem on the Eucharistic Fast; The Purpose of Amendment.

March 2015:
March 12 is the 25th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood of Fr. Ephrem Marie, Cordova, CMRI; recent deaths of Dr. Patrick Hughes, MD — the father of Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI, and Fr. Brendan Hughes, CMRI); and also the loss of Mrs. Emily Radecki — the mother of Fr. Francisco Radecki, CMRI and Fr. Dominic Radecki, CMRI; upcoming ordinations, CMD Sisters’ vows, groundbreaking of new school; March, the month of St. Joseph. Your Cross by St. Francis de Sales; A Masterpiece of Craftsmanship (St. Joseph’s Stairs in New Mexico) by a seminarian. Moral Theology: The Precious Five-Dollar Bill.

February 2015:
Candlemas ceremonies; seminarians prepare for Pontifical High Mass of Ash Wednesday; practices for the solemn liturgies of Holy Week; pious practices to help keep the spirit of Lent. Acquisition of Statue of St. Philomena. Excerpts from The Life of Father Pro by Rev. M.D. Forrest, M.S.C. Moral Theology: The Absolution of a Recidivist; An Inheritance for Masses.

January 2015:
Pontifical High Mass on the Feast of the Epiphany (photo); comments on the “Synod on the Family”; radical statements and actions of Francis make universal apostasy more apparent; upcoming biannual priests’ meeting in Spokane; imitating the Holy Magi. Photos of recent ordinations, First Vows of Brother Thomas Lawrence, CMRI. Moral Theology: Frequent Communion of the Sick; Obligation to Hear a Complete Mass.

December 2015:
Our newly acquired church, St. Mary’s in Rockville, Nebraska; Indulgences — Our Hidden Treasures. Moral Theology: Sunday Morning Confessions.

November 2014:
The high altar at St. Mary’s in Rockville, Nebraska (photo); renovation and solemn blessing of our newly acquired church in Rockville; considerations for the holy season of Advent. St. Francis Xavier Patron Saint of Foreign Missions. Moral Theology: Dispensation of a Deacon.

October 2014:
Ordination of Rev. Timothy Geckle to the Diaconate; The Life of St. Gabriel, Passionist. Moral Theology: Honesty in Sports.

September 2014:
The Vocation to the Priesthood; The Life of St. Gabriel, Passionist. Moral Theology: Honesty in Sports.

August 2014:
The feasts of the Assumption and the Immaculate Heart of Mary; photos of the blessing of St. Theresa Church in Lebanon, Ohio, the girls’ summer camp. Moral Theology: Choosing a Particular Priest to Officiate at a Wedding.

July 2014:
Silver Jubilee of the ordination of Fr. Brendan Hughes, CMRI; Excerpts from Pastoral Letter “Modesty in Dress.” Moral Theology: Preparing for the Worst.

June 2014:
The Gifts of the Holy Ghost; Clerical Tonsure, Triennial Vows, Reception of Habit; St. Thomas Aquinas on the Feast of Corpus Christi. Moral Theology: Assistance at Mass in the “Crying Room,” Sunday Observance.

May 2014:
An explanation of first clerical tonsure; photos of Holy Week, Rosary procession, graduates of Mater Dei Academy, Mater Dei Archery team wins state championship. Moral Theology: Conditional Baptism of Dying Non-Catholics.

April 2014:
The ordinations of Fr. Anthony Short, CMRI, and Fr. Nino Molina at Mater Dei Seminary on the feast of the Annunciation, March 25, 2014. Moral Theology: Drinking Cocoa on a Fast Day; A Malted Milk or Milk Shake on a Fast Day.

March 2014:
Comments on the recent statements of Bergoglio; The Martyr of Denver: Fr. Leo Heinrichs. Moral Theology: A Forgotten Sin.

February 2014:
Comments on the recent scandalous statements of Bergoglio; The Martyr of Denver: Fr. Leo Heinrichs. Moral Theology: A Forgotten Sin.

January 2014:
The faith of the Magi; the feast of the Purification; a contemporary miracle (the incorrupt body of St. Bernardette). Moral Theology: The Occult Reception of the Sacraments; An Invalidly Married Teacher.

December 2013:
Bishop Pivarunas visits Guadalajara, Mexico, to ordain two clerics to the holy priesthood; photos of religious communities in Mexico; Rev. Mr. Timothy Geckle is ordained to the subdiaconate at Mater Dei Seminary; Moral Theology: Coeducation in Catholic Schools; The Recipient of an Anonymous Letter.

November 2013:
The custom of praying for the faithful departed; St. Francis Xavier, Patron of Foreign Missions. Moral Theology: Computation of Time, Souvenirs from Restaurants.

October 2013:
Progress of the seminarians of Mater Dei Seminary; photos of seminarians, students of Mater Dei Academy, four postulants of the Sisters of the Congregation of the Mother of God. The History of Today’s Calendar. Moral Theology: Public Mass or Non-Catholics; Freezing of the Sacred Species.

September 2013:
Upcoming ordinations on December 8 and March 25; the care and formation of seminarians entrusted to the Mother of God, the Patroness of our seminary; The Colosseum, or Flavian Amphitheatre by P.J. Chandlery, S.J. Moral Theology: Publication of the Collection; Medicine before Holy Communion.

May 2013:
The end of another scholastic year for our seminary and academy; on May 19 our four novice brothers: Brother Augustine Walz (Wisconsin), Brother Philip Davis (Colorado), Brother Jerome Williams (Ohio), and Brother Francis Crawford (California) to take their first vows of Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience as religious; Bishop travels to Australia. Excerpts from the Fathers of the Church on the Holy Eucharist. Moral Theology: Mass without a chalice; use of the faculty of bination.

April 2013:
Reflections on the Blessed Sacrament, lack of belief in the Novus Ordo services, Holy Week at Mater Dei Seminary. Moral Theology: Holy Communion for the Nurse; Viaticum Under the Species of Wine.

March 2013
Ordinations in Mexico; the traditional Catholic movement in Mexico. An excerpt from The Path of Mary by Mother Mary Potter on the perilous trials facing the faithful. Moral Theology: The Rectory Dog.

February 2013
Biannual priests’ at Mount St. Michael; Final Vows of Fr. Bernard Welp, CMRI; First Clerical Tonsure of Robert Letourneau; upcoming Silver Jubilee of Ordination of Fr. Dominic Radecki, CMRI, and Fr. Francisco Radecki, CMRI. “The Infant of Prague” by a Seminarian; “Your Cross,” by St. Francis de Sales. Moral Theology: Courtship Before the Declaration of Nullity; Instructions on Modesty in Dress.

January 2013
With the November elections now behind us, there are many serious problems which face our country and give us reason to pray for the conversion of our nation. The real solution is to be found not in men but in God...

December 2012
Ordinations at Mater Dei Seminary on December 12, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe: Fr. Carlos Borja (Oklahoma) was ordained to the holy priesthood; Rev. Frater Anthony Short, CMRI (Colorado), Rev. Mr. Nino Molino (Philippines) and Rev. Mr. Jorje Linera (Argentina) were ordained deacons; Frater Michael Geckle (Ohio) received the minor orders of Porter and Lector. Moral Theology: Special Efficacy of a High Mass; the Admission of Married Persons to the Religious Life.

November 2012
With the November elections now behind us, there are many serious problems which face our country and give us reason to pray for the conversion of our nation. The real solution is to be found not in men but in God...

October 2012
Reflections on the Divine Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary; blessing of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Seneca, Wisconsin; “Who has a vocation to the religious life?”; Moral Theology: The Precious Five-Dollar Bill, Cheating in Schools and Colleges.

September 2012
The North American Martyrs; Necessity of Order in the Seminary; Errors of Modern Conciliar Church Condemned by Past Popes; Moral Theology questions: Flour for Altar Breads.

August 2012
Reflections on the Assumption; Assumption Prayer Composed by Pope Pius XII; Moral Theology questions: Oaths in Legal Documents.

July 2012
Our Lady of Fatima’s July apparition; comments on the SSPX negotiations; 17th annual girls’s camp attended by 100 girls; One Reason for Differences among Traditional Catholics; Moral Theology questions: The Morality of a Kidney Transplantation.

June 2012
Priests’ retreat and Corpus Christi at Mater Dei Seminary, graduation at Mater Dei Academy, blessing of Mary Help of Christians Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado; Moral Theology questions: Conscientious Ballplayer; Falsehoods by One in Authority.

May 2012
Ordinations on May 11 - Rev. Mr. Carlos Borja is ordained to the Diaconate, Rev. Mr. Nino Molinos is ordained to the Subdiaconate, and Frater Michael Geckle receives the clerical tonsure. On May 13, four young men were received into the CMRI novitiate in Omaha: Brother Augustine Marie (Michael Walz), Brother Francis Maria (Dominic Crawford), Brother Philip Marie (Jonathan Davis), Brother Mary Jerome (Nathan Williams). Moral Theology questions: Missing Sunday Mass for Vacation, Work on a Holyday in a Catholic Institution

April 2012
Photos of Holy Week and Easter at Mater Dei Seminary; Moral Theology: Holy Communion for the Mentally Retarded Child

March 2012
Comparing St. Patrick’s Missionary Zeal to the False Ecumenism of the Modern “Catholic Church”; Photos of Bro. Xavier’s Pilgrimage to Rome and Portugal; Moral Theology: Friday Dinner with Non-Catholics; Whale on Friday

February 2012
Description of Mater Dei Seminary; Life of St. Gabriel, Passionist; Moral Theology: The Way of the Cross; The Pastor and Invalidly Married Parishoners

January 2012
Reflecting upon the Journey of the Magi; the Last Resting Places of the Apostles and Evangelists; the Shrine of the Three Kings in Cologne, Germany; Moral Theology: Prizefighting and Boxing; The Physician’s Professional Secret

December 2011
His Excellency's trip to Argentina to administer Confirmation; Minor Orders and the Subdiaconate conferred on the feast of the Immaculate Conception. Moral Theology: Publication of the Collection; the Rights of a Religious

November 2011
Bro. Aloysius Maria, CMRI, is received into the novitiate; Bishop travels to Europe to administer Confirmations in Germany and England; Frater Anthony, CMRI, and Carlos Borja to receive the Subdiaconate, Creagh Goble and Nino Molina to receive the last two Minor Orders on December 8. Moral Theology: Ministrations to a Divorced Man

October 2011
Mater Dei Seminary celebrates its titular feast on the feast of the Divine Maternity; the Council of Ephesus and the condemnation of Nestorius; Jon Davis (Colorado) and Nathan Williams (Nebraska), our newest seminarians, are received as CMRI postulants; Encomium on the Mother of God delivered by St. Cyril of Alexandria at the Council of Ephesus. Moral Theology: How Early in an Illness may there be Anointing of the Sick?

September 2011
Beginning of new school year for students and 21st scholastic year for Mater Dei Seminary; Bro. Pius Maria, CMRI, is received into the novitiate; two postulants are received, and one more novice and one more postulant to be received within a few weeks. Assessment of the Assisi Meetings by Bishop Pivarunas; Moral Theology: Country or Conscience?

August 2011
Fr. Michael Sauntner, OSB, of Christ the King Abbey has disassociated himself from the Conciliar Church and is now affiliated with the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen (CMRI); First Vows of Bro. Michael Maria, CMRI; Addressing objections to sedevacantism by Julio Pro, MD..; Moral Theology Column: Public Mass for non-Catholics; Mass for an Excommunicated Person

July 2011
Bishop Pivarunas ordains Fr. Brendan Legg and Fr. Michael Oswalt to the holy priesthood; eighteen priests assist in the ceremony; Moral Theology Column: Vitamin Pills and the Eucharistic Fast

June 2011
A SSPX priest completely rejects the modern Church, discovers the many traditional Catholic churches and schools (sedevacantist) in the U.S.; Tonsure and Minor Orders on the Feast of Ss. Philip and James; Moral Theology Column: Questions on the Eucharistic Fast

May 2011
Minor Orders, betrayal at Christ the King Monastery after Abbot Giardina’s death, Holy Week ceremonies; Moral Theology - Bathing Beauty Contests / Cheerleading

April 2011
Prophecies of the Messias in the Lenten liturgy; comments on 25th anniversary of the Assisi meeting; ordination of Rev. Mr. Michael Oswalt to the diaconate; Mater Dei Academy in the state archery competition; Miraculous Staircase of St. Joseph (A Masterpiece of Craftsmanship); Moral Theology - Flour for Altar Breads

March 2011
The Holy Season of Lent and Fasting; Life of St. Patrick; Moral Theology - Freezing of the Sacred Species; Revival of Extreme Unction

February 2011
Rev. Mr. Brendan Legg and Rev. Mr. Michael Oswalt to be ordained June 26; upcoming Silver Jubilee of Ordination of Fr. Casimir Puskorius, CMRI; recommendation of Mario Derksen's defense of Archbishop Thuc’s consecrations (see www.ThucBishops.com); Fr. Luis Jurado back from Argentina; St. Charles Borromeo, Patron of Seminarians; Moral Theology - The Pastor and Invalidly Married Parishioners; Falsehoods by One in Authority

January 2011
Ordinations to Diaconate of Mr. Brandon Legg and to the Subdiaconate of Mr. Michael Oswalt; St. Ambrose’s discourse on St. Agnes; Moral Theology - Grouping of Mass Stipends; Two Stipends on Sunday?

December 2010
Letter from the Rector: Christmas wishes and prayers; Our Lady of Guadalupe, advancement of seminarians, recently-departed friends, good news regarding Fr. Jurado’s visa
Moral Theology: Obligation of Weekday Mass; Ciborium instead of Chalice

November 2010
Letter from the Rector: schools and vocations
Moral Theology: Baptismal record of an illegitimate child; Record of Private Baptism

October 2010
Letter from the Rector: Clerical Tonsure bestowed on Michael Oswalt; Fatima Conference; the gift of Jacinta Marto’s rosary
Christopher Columbus
Moral Theology: Missing Sunday Mass for Vacation; Violation of an Oath

September 2010
Letter from the Rector: Beginning the seminary’s new scholastic year
North American Martyrs
A Seminarian’s first effort at chanting at a public liturgy
Moral Theology: Catholics Assisting at an Invalid Marriage

August 2010
Letter from the Rector: Thoughts on St. John Vianney, Patron of Parish Priests
Moral Theology: Loot from Abroad

July 2010
Letter from the Rector: 25th Anniversary of Priesthood, Fr. Jurado’s visa, upcoming school year and scholastic year
The Precious Blood of Jesus
Moral Theology: The Machine and Servile Work; Payment of Correct Price



Newsletters from 2009 to June 2010 will be added as time allows.

May 2009
Letter from the Rector: Spring at Mater Dei Seminary. Moral Theology: The Body as the Temple of the Holy Ghost, Authority of the Church over the Unbaptized.

April 2009
Letter from the Rector: the Resurrection of Our Lord as the very foundation of Christianity; Our Lord’s many prophecies of His Passion. Photos: Holy Week at Mater Dei Seminary. Moral Theology: Marriage at Mass Prescribed, Permission to Substitute the Scapular Medal for the Cloth Scapular.

March 2009
Letter from the Rector: Meditation on the Passion, studying the Holy Shroud of Turin; Old Testament Prophecies on the Sufferings of the Messias. Moral Theology: Conditional Administration of Sacraments

February 2009
Letter from the Rector: on the “lifting” of the excommunications of the bishops of the SSPX; Archbishop Lefebvre’s vacillating statements; contradictory theology of the SSPX and its erroneous concept of the Papacy.
A Message from Fr. Alexander Kryssov (Moscow, Russia)
Life of St. Gabriel, Passionist, by Fr. James McGilloway, CMRI
Moral Theology: Difficulties about Extreme Unction

January 2009
Letter from the Rector: A review of major events of 2008; concerns for 2009
A letter from Fr. Alexander Kryssov (Moscow, Russia)
Moral Theology: Holy Communion for the nurse; a Catholic baptism

December 2008
Letter from the Rector: Greetings for the Feast of the Nativity; the Cave of the Nativity in Bethlehem; relic of the Crib in St. Mary Major in Rome; confirmations in Argentina and Brazil.
Moral Theology: Which debt should be paid? and the disposal of poor box receipts

November 2008
Letter from the Rector: October ordinations of Fr. Alexander Kryssov and Fr. Bernard Welp, CMRI, whose mother died three weeks after her son's ordination.
Ordination photos
Moral Theology: validity of confession; vocalizing the sacramental penance

October 2008
Pope Pius XII: 50th Anniversary of Death
Moral Theology: frequent Communion of the sick

September 2008
Letter from the Rector: Trip to journey with Fr. Casimir Puskorius to administer the Sacraments; expansion of Mater Dei Academy; new novice Brother to be received; new seminary year of study begins. Samson, the new calf.
Moral Theology: Catholic Baptism of child of Protestant parents?

August 2008
Letter from the Rector: Dedication of Our Lady of the Snow Church in Denver, Colorado; upcoming feasts of Our Lady, school year beginning soon. New addition: Isabella the cow; Brothers get time off to fish
Moral Theology: Missing Sunday Mass for vacation; working on holydays in a Catholic institution.

July 2008
Letter from the Rector: Dedication of Mary Help of Christians Church in Fountain, Colorado; upcoming events — girls’ summer camp; bi-annual priests’ meeting.
Moral Theology: Exceptions from general rules of the Ritual in times of great emergency (enemy attack, particularly atomic weapons)

June 2008
Letter from the Rector: Pastoral Visits during Summer, Confirmations, July Priests’ Meetings
Moral Theology: Non-Catholic Funerals in Church, Insurance of Religious Property

May 2008
Letter from the Rector: Recent ordinations to the Diaconate and Minor Orders, Priests’ Annual Retreat, New Novice Brother to be received July 2, Upcoming Priestly Ordinations on October 7 at Mount St. Michael, Adjusting Travel of Priests Due to Gas Prices, Reminders about Modesty
Photos of First Clerical Tonsure Ceremonies
Clerical Tonsure (Article by L. Bacuez, S. S.)
Moral Theology: How Soon is Quam Primum? (Baptism of Infants quam primum — as soon as possible); The Confessions of Sins Committed Before Baptism

April 2008
Letter from the Rector: Fr. Julian Gilchrist to return to New Zealand, Rev. Mr. Alexander Kryssov to be ordained to the diaconate
Photos of Holy Week ceremonies
Moral Theology: Obligations of a Condemned Criminal; Sterilization of the Insane

March 2008
Letter from the Rector: Holy Week, new churches purchased in Colorado, upcoming ordinations
Old Testament Types of Jesus Christ
Moral Theology: The Occult Reception of the Sacraments; An Invalidly Married Teacher

February 2008
Letter from the Rector: References to the Blessed Trinity in the Old Testament
A Contemporary Miracle (The Incorrupt Body of St. Bernadette) by Fr. Gregory Drahman, CMRI
Moral Theology: Contributing to a Protestant Church; Attending Protestant Services with a Fiance

January 2008
Letter from the Rector: New Seminarians, Chair of Unity Octave, Immigration Difficulties for Fr. Gilchrist
The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple by a Seminarian
The History of Today's Calendar by a Seminarian
Moral Theology: Permission to Use Confessional Knowledge; A Spiritual Director’s Obligation of Secrecy

December 2007
Letter from the Rector: Prophecies of the Coming of the Savior; Marian Feasts during Advent
Commentaries on the Apocalypse of St. John
Moral Theology: The Transfer of a Clergy Book; The Disappearance of Library Books

November 2007
Letter from the Rector: Mr. Randy Welp Received as Novice
Commentaries on the Apocalypse of St. John
Moral Theology: Payment of Correct Price; Disposal of a Collection

October 2007
Letter from the Rector: Mr. Randy Welp Received as Novice
Commentaries on the Apocalypse of St. John
Moral Theology: Payment of Correct Price; Disposal of a Collection

September 2007
Letter from the Rector: CMRI and Mt. St. Michael not in crisis
Moral Theology: Cooperation in Hysterectomy; The Absolution of a Recidivist

August 2007
Letter from the Rector: Ordinations and Vows in Guadalajara
Moral Theology: Holy Communion for a Mentally-Retarded Child

July 2007
Letter from the Rector: Priests’ Annual Retreat, Comments on Motu Proprio
Moral Theology: A Spiritual Director’s Obligation of Secrecy

April 2006
Letter from the Rector: Upcoming Ordinations
Moral Theology: Bread and Wine for the Holy Sacrifice

March 2006
Letter from the Rector: Priestly and Religious Vocations
Moral Theology: Mass for an Excommunicated Person
Moral Theology: Confession of Theft

February 2006
Letter from the Rector: Life in the Seminary
Moral Theology: Extreme Unction Unconsciously Received by the Conscious

January 2006
Letter from the Rector: Traditional Catholics in Russia
Moral Theology: Repetition of Extreme Unction

November 2005
Letter from the Rector: Need for Vocations
The Authenticity of St. Mark’s Gospel proved by the Dead Sea Scrolls
Moral Theology: Assistance at Mass in the “Crying Room”
Moral Theology: Absolution of a Penitent Who is Sure He Will Fall Again

September 2005
Letter from the Rector: Seminary Library
Moral Theology: Whale on Friday

June 2005
Slideshow of Ordinations
Moral Theology: Baptism of an Unwilling Subject

May 2005
Letter from the Rector: Priests' Annual Retreat
Moral Theology: Souvenirs from Restaurants
Reply to a Concerned Adsum Reader

March 2005
Letter from the Rector: Sacred Liturgy of Holy Week
Moral Theology: The Precious Five Dollar Bill

February 2005
Letter from the Rector: Recent Ordinations
Excerpts from “The Golden Rule”
Moral Theology: Knowledge Gained from Confession

November 2004
Letter from the Rector: Mary Simoneau, RIP
Why Do We Pray for the Dead?
Moral Theology: Marriage of a Minor
Moral Theology: Solemn Revalidation of a Marriage

September 2004
Letter from the Rector: Fr. Oswald Baker, RIP
Moral Theology: Observation of Sunday When Mass Attendance is Impossible

August 2004
Letter from the Rector: Fr. Oswald Baker, RIP
Moral Theology: Preaching the Efficacy of Perfect Contrition

July 2004
Letter from the Rector: Recent Priests' Retreat, Expansion of Seminary Facilities
Moral Theology: Our courts and the question of Obscenity

June 2004
Letter from the Rector: Recent Ordinations
Moral Theology: Funeral services for an unbaptized infant
Moral Theology: Can we say that only grave necessity will justify a person in taking medicine before Holy Communion?

May 2004
Moral Theology: Ministrations to a Divorced Man

April 2004
Moral Theology: Country or Conscience

February 2004
Once-Beautiful Church in Collegeville Now a Modernist Monstrosity
Moral Theology: Dishonesty of a Public Employee

January 2004
Baptism of Desire and of Blood
Moral Theology: Presence at Non-Catholic Services

December 2003
Caveat Lector! Let the Reader Beware!
Moral Theology: How Soon is Quam Primum?

November 2003
Indulgences for the Month of November
Moral Theology: Property Rights

October 2003
Feast of the Divine Maternity
Moral Theology: The Priest and Divorced Persons

September 2003
Moral Theology: The Mixed Marriage Guarantees

August 2003
Moral Theology: May Invalids Gain on Other Days the Indulgences Attached to the Receiving of Holy Communion on First Friday?

July 2003
Reflections on the Precious Blood of Jesus
Moral Theology: The Forgotten Sin

June 2003
“Tu Es Sacerdos:” Photo Slide Show of May 31 Ordinations
Moral Theology: The Physician’s Professional Secret

May 2003
The Dignity and Virginity of the Mother of God
Moral Theology: Should Non-Catholics Be Given Courses in Catholic Doctrine in Catholic Schools?

April 2003
Moral Theology: Ministrations to a Divorced Man

March 2003
The Infant of Prague
Moral Theology: Loot from Abroad

February 2003
A Masterpiece of Craftsmanship: St. Joseph’s Staircase
Moral Theology: Gifts on the Occasion of an Invalid Marriage

January  2003
Constantine the Great
Moral Theology: Adolescent Company-Keeping

December 2002
The Crusades
Moral Theology: Premarital Instruction of a Non-Catholic

November 2002
Scapular or Scapular Medal?

October 2002
Persons for Whom Mass May Be Offered
The Morality of Prizefighting and Boxing

September 2002
Catholics Assisting at an Invalid Marriage

August 2002
The Various Tortures to Which the Martyrs Were Subjected
Moral Theology: Vitamin Pills and the Eucharistic Fast

July 2002
The Morality of the Ouija Board

June 2002
Pedophilia and Priestly Celibacy

May 2002
Moral Theology: Cheating in Schools and Colleges
Ordinations to Minor and Major Orders

March 2002
Moral Theology: Payment of Correct Price
The Martyr of Denver

February 2002
Moral Theology: The Machine and Servile Work

January 2002
Moral Theology: Friday Dinner with Non-Catholics

March 2000
Letter from the Rector
Old Testament Prophecies on the Sufferings of the Messias