Daily Archives: 22 December 2011


Go to confession. Reverend Fathers and Bishops… that means you too!

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A suggestion before Christmas: fast and abstain and perform works of mercy

It is a Christian custom that we fast before our feasts. Our friends at Rorate remind us that before 1965, 23 and 24 December were days of fasting and abstinence. May I suggest to you good readers that you do … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s Annual Christmas Address to the Roman Curia: faith fatigue, faith renewal

The Holy Father gave his annual pre-Christmas Address to the Roman Curia. You will recall, I am sure, that his address of 2005 was one of the most important things he has so far spoken during his pontificate. [wp_youtube]VT4NAqBUzpc[/wp_youtube] He … Continue reading

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Fortune Cookie Report: BLASPHEMY


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WDTPRS: Last Days of Advent: 22 December – God gazes upon man, fallen into death

We are closing in on our goal.   Let’s look at the Collect for 22 December in the 2002MR.  The Roman Station today is the Basilica of the Twelve Apostles. In the last days before Christmas, many of our Collects have … Continue reading

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WDTPRS The O Antiphons: 22 December – O Rex Gentium

A continuation of our look at the O Antiphons for these last few days before Christmas… LATIN: O Rex gentium, et desideratus earum, lapisque angularis, qui facis utraque unum: veni, et salva hominem, quem de limo formasti. ENGLISH: O King … Continue reading

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