Daily Archives: 14 May 2015

ASK FATHER: Is a chasuble really necessary for Mass?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’ve been to Mass (Novus Ordo) in my college chapel where the priest did not wear the chasuble, but just an alb and a stole. Is that permissible? Are there guidelines for the priest on how to properly vest … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Cisalpine Edition

I’m on my way to FCO from ORY. This afternoon, Mass at SS. Trinità and then a serious Roman supper. Then the work begins. UPDATE: Arrived.   Traffic was chaos at the Porta Capena and there is a demonstration at … Continue reading

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2nd Glorious Mystery: The Ascension

Some years ago I posted a “Patristic Rosary Project”.  Here is the post for the… 2nd Glorious Mystery: The Ascension Everything about the life of the Lord is a blessing for us.  After His resurrection the Lord blessed the Apostles … Continue reading

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The Ascension and Lordly Feet

There are many images of the Lord’s Ascension to heaven. The one’s I like the most are the medieval depictions which show the Apostles and Mary looking up and all you see above are a pair of lordly Feet. There … Continue reading

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Pope Francis and U.S. style capitalism

From Deseret News: NEW YORK — The Rev. Martin Schlag is a trained economist as well as a Catholic moral theologian, and when he first read some of Pope Francis’ powerful critiques of the current free market system he had … Continue reading

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