Monthly Archives: January 2016

PODCAzT 141: Two Prayers of St. Thomas Aquinas

In the post-Conciliar, Novus Ordo calendar today is the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas (+1274).  Let’s hear two prayers from the Angelic Doctor, his Prayer Before Mass and Communion and his Prayer After Mass and Communion in both Latin and English.
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Fr. Finelli’s podcasts about the Extraordinary Form

I direct the readership’s attention to the page of our friend and frequent commentator here Fr. Jay Finelli, iPadre.
Fr. Finelli has a series podcasts about his experience of learning and saying Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form.
Gosh… he’s up to Episode … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Father says funerals without a pall on the coffin

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I attended at funeral mass at a parish recently and I found it strange that the funeral pall was not draped over the casket for the mass. The priest wore purple vestments and used the paschal candle, but … Continue reading

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Do small communities (e.g., TLM) have a future?

A while back, a conversation was initiated by a post by my friend Msgr. Charles Pope about the number of people attending the Extraordinary Form.  My post about it HERE.
At the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, there is a … Continue reading

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“Mercy, not magic”. Year of Mercy Doors are NOT a substitute for confession

From CNS:
Mercy, not magic – Archdiocese of Bombay clarifies Holy Doors and the Jubilee
Mumbai, India, Jan 26, 2016 / 04:25 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archdiocese of Bombay issued a clarification last week after WhatsApp users in Maharashtra were circulating a … Continue reading

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CNS: Catholic Colleges and Title IX Exemptions

This comes from the Cardinal Newman Society:
Catholic Colleges Should Claim Title IX Exemptions, Says Newman Society President
As Title IX interpretations have expanded to include discrimination policies grounded in gender theory, Catholic colleges should have no qualms about claiming constitutionally-protected exemptions, … Continue reading

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RISEN – New movie about the Resurrection from the view of a non-believer

A new movie will soon be released. Here are a couple trailers.
I, for one, look forward to seeing it.

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ASK FATHER: Talking about homosexuality without sounding cruel

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I’m a consevitive ctholic teen and my friends are not and when they ask about my faith I try my best to answer correctly but then we get to Gay’s and why don’t we except them, I don’t … Continue reading

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Did I mention Acton Institute?

You have to both chuckle and wince over Michael Sean Winters’ obsession with Acton Institute. There is no subject with which the Wile E. Coyote of contemporary liberal Catholicism cannot associate Acton.
Writing about Pope Francis’ recently released Message for World Communication … Continue reading

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COOL THING ALERT! A passel of planets!

Here is something very cool for all of you to enjoy for free!
At Spaceweather we get the details about how all sorts of planets – alas, as far as I know not Planet X – will be visible in one … Continue reading

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Stupid and blasphemous TV devil show. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

I occasionally turn on a regular network TV station. My gorge rises and I flee back to books, cable news or DVDs.
I understand that there is now a TV series called Lucifer. I won’t be seeing that one.
However, a priest … Continue reading

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Mr. Trump and Physicking the Body Politic

I saw something today which reminded me of Dr. Stephen Maturin in the Patrick O’Brian novels. He dosed and physicked the sailors and officers with black draught and blue pill… which have, how to say, laxative effects.   He made his concoctions truly … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 140: Paul VI’s 1966 Letter Sacrificium laudis on the use of Latin and Gregorian chant by religious

It has been quite awhile since I made a PODCAzT, over a year, if you don’t count the offerings during Advent and Lent.
I was inspired to get back into it by something I saw at the website of the Latin … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Conversion of St. Paul – Collects compared (1962MR & 2002MR)

In honor of the Apostle to the Gentiles let us make a rapid comparison of the Collects, or “Opening Prayers”, for today’s feast.
We’ll look first at the 1962 Missale Romanum and then the 2002 edition.
The Collect is nearly the same … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Should women say “Domine, non sum digna”?

From a readerette:
Could you answer this for both the EF and the OF?
Is the “Domine non sum dignus” a part of the Ordinary of the Mass that pertains to Sacrosanctum Concilium 54, and so would be something that the faithful … Continue reading

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