Monthly Archives: February 2012

Dumb liberal idea #3464: Removing Holy Water during Lent

Some of you have been to church already this Lent. Some of you will go tonight for Stations of the Cross. All of you will go on Sunday. Each year we are seeing a lessening of liturgical stupidity, as those … Continue reading

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Vespers with no frills and a request

Vespers, no frils, from the Breviarium Romanum. Please pray for a priest who is under serious attack by the forces of hell.

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QUAERITUR: Removal of Crucifixes from church during Lent. Fr. Z rants.

From a reader: At my parish, we have a tradition of taking down and stowing away the San Damiano Cross replica that hangs from the ceiling over our sanctuary. This year, I discovered the plenary indulgence for praying before a … Continue reading

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Tips for Lent from a bishop

Now that we are one whole day into Lent, I bring your attention to something posted on the USCCB blog by His Excellency Most Rev. David Ricken, Bishop of Green Bay and chairman of the Committee on Evangelization. Remember that … Continue reading

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Really picky old Mass privilege question

I had an interesting liturgical question today about an old privilege for priests in the USA to be able to say a Requiem Mass on Mondays.   I am pretty sure this is now defunct, but here is an article … Continue reading

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Latin language breakfast group

From Catholic News Service comes a little video about … I am not making this up … Latin. A few priests are interested in keep some Latin going.  The short also speaks about Veterum sapientia, about which I wrote – … Continue reading

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“The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God.”

From the Knights of Columbus. Some good quotes in this video.

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LENTCAzT 02: Thursday after Ash Wednesday – Let Christ be the pattern

Today is Thursday after Ash Wednesday.   The Roman Station is San Giorgio in Velabro.  Bl. John Henry Newman was once the Titular Cardinal of this ancient little church. Don’t forget!   It’s Lent!

Tomorrow is Friday during Lent.  Remember your … Continue reading

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Vespers with no frills

For the Feast of the Cathedra of Peter with a commemoration of Ash Wednesday from the Breviarium Romanum, Vespers in Latin comes straight at ya’ without any bells or whistles. The meter of the hymn is interesting. Quodcumque in orbe … Continue reading

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Chris Matthews: anti-Catholic catholic

NBC oaf Chris Matthews, yes, the guy who experienced a thrill up his leg when he saw Pres. Obama, has this to say about Catholics and probably also Anglican/Episcopalian converts. From Newsbusters: Chris Matthews appeared at Ford’s Theater in Washington … Continue reading

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Animal activists annoy hunters with a flying drone. Guess what happened next.

Yesterday when I was reading the story about the 30000 year old seed that grew, I also saw this fun story. And since I hate pigeons, I’ll post it. After Animal Activists Track Pigeon Hunt With Drone, Pigeon Hunters Shoot … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday glimpses and papal liturgical music observations

First, lunch was a cup of soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. This was consumed while viewing the Holy Father’s Mass at Santa Sabina, the Roman Station.  The day began at the nearby San’tAnselmo on the Aventine Hill for the collect. … Continue reading

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False accusations of priests

I have posted before about priests who are falsely accused of crimes against minors and other crimes or sins. I saw an entry at The Media Report about new evidence which may exonerate a priest, Fr. Gordon J MacRae who … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 128: “Veterum sapientia”! 50th Anniversary. On Latin in the Church. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Nolite oblivisci hodie quinquagesimum esse anniversarium promulgationis Apostolicae Constitutionis Veterum Sapientia! Surely one of sorest points of our enduring shame as a Church is the way our shepherds have entirely ignored John XXIII’s Apostolic Constitution Veterum sapientia. It isn’t long… … Continue reading

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“Today, I went to confession for the first time in nearly 27 years.”

From a reader: Today, I went to confession for the first time in nearly 27 years. I am 34, so this is my first time as an adult. After some trembling at the beginning, I managed to push through with … Continue reading

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