Daily Archives: 4 February 2012

Movie night

I am settling in for a movie and supper.  Tonight I’ll watch an old favorite, the 1998 Les Miserables with Geoffrey Rush as Javert and Liam Neeson as Jean Valjean.  No movie would get everything that Victor Hugo pressed into … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Septuagesima Sunday: strength in time of oppression

In the traditional Roman calendar this Sunday is called Septuagesima, Latin for the “Seventieth” day before Easter.  This number is more symbolic than arithmetical. The Sundays which follow are Sexagesima (“sixtieth”) and Quinquagesima (“fiftieth”) before Ash Wednesday brings in Lent, … Continue reading

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1st Vespers of Septuagesima Sunday

We have come to 1st Vespers of Septugesima Sunday already.  It seems like just the day before yesterday that the Christmas cycle ended.
No.  Wait… it did.
Here is something for the brethren if they need to fulfill their obligation and are … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priest changes “many” to “all” in the consecration.

From a priest:
I was concelebrating a Mass last week (N.O., in English) and the principal celebrant substituted the word ‘all’ for ‘many’ at the consecration. I gather he does this at every Mass he offers. Does that change render the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 5th Ordinary Sunday: Of soldiers and families, obedience and duty, discipline and inequality

This Sunday’s Collect is in the pre-Conciliar Missal for the 5th Sunday after Epiphany.  Same time of year!  I wonder if Fr. Bugnini’s experts may not have run out of glue that day.
Our prayer presents imagery of a family and, … Continue reading

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The webcam pointed at St. Peter’s Square in Rome shows something I only saw a couple times in all my years in Rome.

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Catholic Military Archdiocese and Chaplains interfered with last Sunday by Pres. Obama’s Administration

Pres. Obama is at war with the Catholic Church.
On NRO, I read this:
Army Silenced Chaplains Last Sunday
By Kathryn Jean Lopez
February 3, 2012 4:58 P.M.
In Catholic churches across the country, parishioners were read letters from the pulpit this weekend from bishops … Continue reading

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