Daily Archives: 3 February 2010

QUAERITUR: St Blaise blessing but not on 3 Feb

From a reader:
Our priest mentioned on Sunday that they will administer the traditional St. Blaise Blessing at the 8am mass today. He also noted that since many of us travel great distances and may not be able to attend, … Continue reading

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Still hacking away at the SSPX book

I am still drilling through the book The Problem of the Liturgical Reform: A Theological and Liturgical Study by the Society of Saint Pius X.
It is just the right size for an airplane trip.
So far… it is very … Continue reading

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Thank you for your kind attention in this matter of … great… ehem….

Thanks to all of you who have signed up on the Google Thingy on the side bar.  I am still not sure what it does, other than let you know more quickly what is going on around here and who … Continue reading

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Boston: diocesan effort to promote confessions

The use of the sacrament of penance, reconciliation has been horribly eroded over the last few decades.
Ven. Pius XII said once that the sin of the 20th century was the loss of the sense of sin.
Surely that pertains now even … Continue reading

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3 Feb: St. Blaise and the blessing of candles and of throats

I have posted this in the past, but there are many newcomers to the blog who may find this useful.
Every time I get my throat blessed on St. Blaise Day, I get a sore throat or bronchitis.  As a … Continue reading

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