Daily Archives: 26 November 2008

PODCAzT 74: A hymn to Christ the King dissected – before and after Vatican II; a proclamation; “Seize the Day” in Scots

A change of pace today, between the last Sunday of the liturgical year and the first Sunday of Advent!  I dissect a hymn in the Liturgy of the Hours for the Solemnity of Christ the King in the newer, post-Conciliar … Continue reading

Posted in HONORED GUESTS, PODCAzT, PRAYERCAzT: What Does The (Latin) Prayer Really Sound L, SESSIUNCULA, WDTPRS | 23 Comments

Request for Propers

A reader wrote to ask if anyone has the Latin propers for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and St. John Neumann for the Liturgia horarum at hand?    

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Mass at quarter past the hour

I am about to say Mass at quarter past the hour. Please unite your prayers to the Holy Sacrifice.  Ask your angels to be present in your stead. There are no distances.

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About my UK and USA skype call-in numbers

I got this e-mail from skype, which I use a lot: The online number:  +442081231545,  +16513144554 will expire in 7 days. To keep using this number, please log into your account to extend the subscription. I originally got these numbers, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Confession of tendencies and spiritual direction

From a reader following on recent entries about confession: Dear Fr. Z, I try to go to confession often – biweekly if not weekly.  I, like another commenter on your post, usually confess tendencies along with sins.  Is confession an … Continue reading

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I am very pleased to announce that a kind reader sent a copy of the now famous and wides-spread Internet Prayer in a new language! We now have Lithuanian! The prayer was originally written in Latin.  It has now been … Continue reading

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Advent on your iPhone

Those of you who have an iPhone may want to know about a fun application for Advent for $0.99. With a tip of my biretta to Hugh Hewitt   o{]:¬)  I learned about ihabitus While not explicitly Catholic, I read on … Continue reading

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My position? It should be safe, legal and rare!

I was sent the following great photo by The Crescat.   o{]:¬) In religious communities and seminaries, anywhere many priests were living, there were chapels with multiple altars where the priests could say Mass each day.  Seminarians and novices would generally … Continue reading

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

In light of Archbp. Nienstedt’s initiative, and the good discussion it is raising here, I thought I would repost my list, useful to some, called… Fr. Z’s 20 Tips For Making A Good Confession   o{]:¬) We should…   1) …examine … Continue reading

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