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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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