Daily Archives: 12 March 2014

ASK FATHER: Sign of Cross an abuse during Mass?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Our priest is giving us liturgical direction every Sunday during lent. Last Sunday he said we should not cross ourselves after the confiteor when he says the prayer of absolution. He said this was an abuse and the only time we should … Continue reading

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Most heresies don’t spring full-grown from the head of Zeus

A priest friend forwarded this from Pat Archbold at the National Catholic Register:
The Seven Stages Of Heresy
Stage 1.
Immoral practice is clearly condemned and anathematized. The eternal salvation of souls is at stake. Some people still do it, but they are … Continue reading

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Z-Swag: in the wild

One of you readers sent me this photo of Z-Swag, in the wild!  It was posted on Twitter as well.
After washing, my @fatherz travel mug makes a worthy beer glass (pictured with libation, breviary, etc., on the road)
A beer in … Continue reading

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Some misconceptions

Someone sent me a PDF of a flyer from the Diocese of St. Petersburg in Florida promoting a series of talks on Sacrosanctum Concilium.
Hopefully the talks will be great.
The flyer, however, isn’t so great.   There are a series of … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Wednesday 1st Week of Lent: getting tenderized

Today’s Collect was in the pre-Conciliar Missale for Thursday (not Wednesday) of the 1st Week of Lent, but slightly different.  In the Novus Ordo it is somewhat softened.  Are you getting used to that now?
Devotionem populi tui, quaesumus, Domine, benignus intende, ut, qui per abstinentiam temperantur in … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 08: Wednesday 1st Week of Lent

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Today is Wednesday of the 1st Week of Lent.
Lent is fully underway.  Examine your consciences and…
GO TO CONFESSION!

With this audio offering, I continue a series of daily podcasts for Lent.  They are intended to give … Continue reading

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