Daily Archives: 6 December 2012

OLDIE PODCAST: Thursday 1st week of Advent

Try this!
075 08-12-04 An Advent hymn dissected “Conditor alme siderum“; Fr. Z digresses far afield
 

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Wherein Fr. Z shows provocatively that Dr. Peters agrees with Fr. Z after all in the matter of one Mass for back to back Holy Days of Obligation

[GO HERE for an important follow-up post.]
I include the picture to the right, only, because, today, I went to the fantastic exhibit on the American painter George Bellows. Thus, “Stag at Starky’s”.  The audience depicts the internet more than the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Should I, a deacon, go on “strike” when I see liturgical abuses?

From a deacon:
Dear Father Z,
my parish priest is leftist and modernist (like the vast majority of priests and bishops here in ___) and always changes the words of the Missal, adding his personal opinions. His homilies are more about ___ … Continue reading

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Metropolitan Museum Visit

A beautiful image for your day.
Mother and Daughter in Prayer

Ludwig Ferdinand Schnorr von Carolsfeld (+1853) with Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (+1872)

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QUAERITUR: Priest at Mass as mere “presider”?

From a reader:
I have attended a spiritual recollection of cathechesis assistants of ___. The augustinian frater who led the sessions concentrated on the Vatican II, said in his presentation about the SC constitution: “We all celebrate the Mass, the priest … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can girls choose male saints’ names at Confirmation?

From a reader:
My younger sister is going through Confirmation classes and, God-willing, will be confirmed next year. She seem to have her heart set on Maximilian Kolbe as her Confirmation Saint/name.
Interestingly enough, the Confirmation class teacher (of 25 years) says … Continue reading

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Did you get coal and sticks?

Happy Feast of St. Nicholas!
Did Black Peter come to visit?
A reader sent this.  Fun!

You well-informed readers can fill in the blanks for those who might not know what is going on here.
In the meantime here is his very terse entry … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Do I fulfill my 8 December Holy Day Mass obligation on Saturday and my Sunday obligation by going to Mass on Saturday evening?

Go HERE for an important follow-up post.
 
I am getting a lot of questions about fulfilling the Mass obligation on the upcoming Saturday afternoon, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.
For example,
Would it fulfill my obligation for the Solemnity to attend vigil … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Winter Solstice Mass?

From a reader:
In [a parish bulletin] bulletin, they are announcing a “Winter Solstice Mass” on Dec 22nd. I have never heard of such a thing. Please advise! This is considered a “solstice” mission with the window aligned with the sun, … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 05: Thursday of the 1st Week of Advent

This year I thought to do for Advent what I have done during Lent: post 5 minute daily podcasts to help your preparation for the upcoming feast.
And so, here is ADVENTCAzT 05, for Thursday of the 1st Week of Advent.
Today … Continue reading

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