Monthly Archives: February 2007

The 20 Tips – feedback

The 20 Tips are getting around.  Again.
I got this via e-mail:
Good morning (here) Fr Z!
I think my pastor reads your blog!  Somebody at the office does anyway.  They do a "big mailing" every lent and advent … Continue reading

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Request from Fr. Z

Everyone,
People often write to me for information about books and DVD’s and tapes and courses, etc. etc. etc.  I, alas, lack the time to respond to most of these good-natured queries however much I would like to.  Additionally, I am … Continue reading

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Wednesday in the 1st Week of Lent

We continue our Lenten journey through the prayers of Holy Mass with today’s
SUPER OBLATA: Offerimus tibi, Domine, quae dicanda tuo nomini tu dedisti, ut, sicut eadem nobis efficis sacramentum, ita fieri tribuas remedium sempiternum. LITERAL VERSION: O Lord, we … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 02: St. Cyprian on The Lord’s Prayer

The second reading of today’s Office of Readings is from St. Cyprian’s De dominica oratione.  Let’s look at this wonderful piece.
In the Church of ancient North Africa, the Our Father was an important tool for the formation of new … Continue reading

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Tuesday in the 1st Week of Lent

We continue our Lenten journey through the prayers of Holy Mass with today’s
SUPER OBLATA:Suscipe, creator omnipotens Deus,quae de tuae munificentiae largitate deferimus,et temporalia nobis collata praesidiaad vitam converte propitiatus aeternam.This prayer was in the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary though not in … Continue reading

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Jesus’s tomb

The dopes are at it.
I am watching Fox News via Slingbox.
"Experts" who "believe", suggest that sure maybe this is Jesus’s tomb, but who says Jesus had to rise bodily in order to "rise"? 
Can’t have it both ways, friends.
And this … Continue reading

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Monday in the 1st Week of Lent

We continue our Lenten journey through the prayers of Holy Mass with today’s
SUPER OBLATA:Accepta tibi sit, Domine, nostrae devotionis oratio,quae et conversationem nostram, te operante, sanctificet,et indulgentiam nobis tuae propitiationis obtineat.I am really too tired to do much with this, … Continue reading

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Ad orientem versus at the Viennese Cafeteria

In Vienna being turned toward the East has been a constant experience through history. Sometimes it has been a matter of life or death.
In the spirit of the informal motto we have taken here, Save The Liturgy … Continue reading

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A new home

Greetings WDTPRSers and welcome to your new home.  We are now on a new server.
Hopefully everything went well and we will be faster and more stable.

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Fr. Z’s 20 Tips For Making A Good Confession – A review

Since it is Lent again, and many of you are (I hope) determined to develop the good practice of making a regular and frequent confession.  It is therefore opportune to repost my 20 Tips for Making a Good Confession.  They … Continue reading

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