Daily Archives: 1 December 2014

ASK FATHER: Rorate Masses in Advent

Some of you have written asking about “Rorate Masses” during Advent. This is a beautiful custom whereby Mass is celebrated illuminated only by candlelight. They are usually before dawn. The Mass is a Votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin, and … Continue reading

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1 Dec: St. Nahum, Prophet of the Old Testment

Many Old Testament figures are numbered among the saints by the Catholic Church. You can find them listed in the Martyrologium Romanum. 1. Commemoratio sancti Nahum, prophetae, qui Deum praedicavit cursum temporum regentem et populos in iustitia iudicantem. Yes, folks, … Continue reading

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Darth Vader v. Batman

This is very cool. WARNING: The last minute or so of this counts among the most annoying video and audio I have ever seen or heard. Till then, however… And now, just because it is so wonderful, once again the … Continue reading

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Christmas shopping, Advent, and You

It is Advent, and we must let Advent be Advent.   It is a time of spiritual preparing for receiving the Lord, who comes now and will come to us in many ways.  In fact, it is a time of … Continue reading

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Modern “art” in churches: the joy of the Enemy

I don’t know about you, but I can’t see any value in having this hideous thing in a church. This rubbish is now hanging in the Jesuitenkirche (Jesuit Church) of Vienna. No.  Really. Corriere della Sera has the sad story. … Continue reading

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MADISON – 8 DEC – Pontifical Mass at the Throne

If you are anywhere near Madison, WI – or even if you are not – His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino (aka The Extraordinary Ordinary) will celebrate a Pontifical Mass at the Throne for the Feast of the Immaculate … Continue reading

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What is Card. Burke up to? Interview.

We all want to know how Card. Burke is doing.  From CNA: Cardinal Burke opens up about his new office with Knights of Malta By Jan Bentz Rome, Italy, Nov 29, 2014 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Nov. 8 … Continue reading

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