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Monthly Archives: December 2015
I found this story from Ed Pentin to be pretty interesting. My friends in Rome and my own experience this out. Large Fall in Numbers of Faithful Attending Angelus, Regina Coeli According to figures released today by the papal household, the number … Continue reading
We read in the Enchiridion Indulgentiarum 26 that, under the usual conditions, people can gain a plenary indulgence by participating in a liturgical praying of the Te Deum for the end of the year. Is there one in your diocese … Continue reading
From a priest: My pastor said to me, “if you give me a good enough reason why I should wear black vestments on All Souls’ Day, I will do it.” What, exactly, would you recommend I tell him? My mind … Continue reading
What is your good news these days… these busy days? I am sure that some good things are going on out there. I, for one, am in the midst of preparing another Supper for the Promotion of Clericalism. I have … Continue reading
Holy Church considers many Old Testament figures to be saints. Today when you open your trusty copy of the 2005 Martyrologium Romanum you will find, just below the St. Thomas Becket, this interesting entry: 2. Commemoratio sancti David, regis et … Continue reading
UPDATE 29 Dec: It seems that the priest involved has been involved with his diocese in this matter HERE. There is also an article in a local paper which explains the fallout. HERE In short, Father is sorry that he … Continue reading
DATELINE: Springfield, IL. It seems that in a letter to the edition of the local paper someone went after His Excellency Most Reverend Thomas Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield in regard to Communion for the civilly divorced and remarried (CDRs). HERE … Continue reading
Today is Childermas, the Feast of the Holy Innocents. Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child, By by, lully lullay, thou little tiny child, By by, lully lullay. O sisters too, How may we do For to preserve this day This … Continue reading
“This shall be a sign unto you. You shall find the infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger.”
Here is a lovely image from a 13th c. French Psalter which I found at discarded images. During the Octave, contemplate the Infant King.
It is still Christmas. That is, we are in the Octave of Christmas. Holy Church stops her counting of time for a bit so that we can rest with the mystery of the Incarnation and contemplate it from various angles. … Continue reading
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In the Novus Ordo, or Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite, on Sunday after Christmas we focus on the Holy Family. Our context is Octave of the Nativity of the Lord. An “octave” is a period of eight days when … Continue reading
From my Patristic Rosary Project page: 3rd Joyful Mystery: The Nativity Christ came into the world in “the fullness of time” (Gal 4:4). His First Coming was foreseen from all eternity and His Nativity was prepared from the beginning of … Continue reading
In addition to Boxing Day, and the day good King Wenceslaus went out, it is the feast of St Stephen. I hope all your snow is neat and crisp and even. St. Stephen’s feast has been celebrated this day since the … Continue reading
Here is your HHH UPDATE for Day 10 of… HEART WATCH! Fr. Finigan is in the hospital after a “Minor Cardiac Episode.” So, far, he has been freed from THE MINDRAY, and has dealt with THE PROTOCAL. I think he might now be struggling with … Continue reading