Daily Archives: 15 March 2014

ASK FATHER: Why is the back of Father’s vestment raised at the consecration?

From a reader…
I have been wondering why the servers lift the priest’s chasuble during the consecration. From the sources that I could find, it was an old practice to help the priest because the chasubles were heavy. Is there a … Continue reading

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Lent, Gator Meat, and You… and I

In this week’s digital edition of the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, I saw this cartoon:

Not a lot of gators in Ol’ Blighty, except perhaps plodding around in the offices of The Bitter Pill, but I think we are having … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 2nd Sunday of Lent – our “spiritual view” must be purified lest God be offended

Here is the Collect of the 2nd Sunday of Lent, a new composition for the Novus Ordo based on a precedent in the Liber Mozarabicus Sacramentorum:
Deus, qui nobis dilectum Filium tuum audire praecepisti, verbo tuo interius nos pascere digneris, ut, spiritali purificato … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 11: Ember Saturday 1st Week of Lent

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Today is Saturday – Ember Saturday – of the 1st Week of Lent.
Lent is fully underway.  Examine your consciences and…

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

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