Monthly Archives: March 2016

Thorn of the Crown bleeds with Good Friday and Annunciation fall together

God is great.
Apropos my post about Lady Day and Good Friday falling together, which won’t happen again for over a hundred years.
From CNS:
Andria, Italy, Mar 25, 2016 / 06:38 pm (CNA).- A single thorn held to have been taken from … Continue reading

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Why aren’t feminists angry at Francis for his foot washing changes?

Today I muse about why catholic feminists (an oxymoron – emphasis on moron –  I know, but bear with me) are not vexed by Pope Francis and his dramatically public choice to wash the feet of non-Christians.
Think this through for them.
What … Continue reading

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A Tenebrae excerpt: “O my people! lament, like a virgin”

The Lamentations of Fr. Z include verses on the loss of the singing of Tenebrae, whole and entire in its proper language.
The ordering of the psalms is not particularly profound, but the antiphons and responsories are simply incomparable in the … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 46 – Holy Saturday: the activity of bees

It is Holy Saturday in the Sacred Triduum.
We are dead with Christ in the tomb awaiting the spark in the darkness.
These 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a daily boost in your discipline during this holy season.
 http://www.wdtprs.com/lentcazt16/46_lentcazt16.mp3

Yesterday’s LENTCAzT HERE

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Lady Day and Good Friday – Of the Angels’ ‘Ave’ and the ‘Consummatum est’.

Today, 25 March 2016, is simultaneously the Feast of the Annunciation and Good Friday.  Liturgically we celebrate the Annunciation later.
In ancient times there was a tradition that Christ died on the 8th day before the Kalends of April: 25 March.  The … Continue reading

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25 March 1991: Archbp. Marcel Lefebvre – R.I.P.

On this day in 1991 Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre died.
Lefebvre was a great churchman, an astoundingly effective missionary.
I learned of Lefebvre’s death in an interesting way. I was that morning opening up our office (the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei“) because I was … Continue reading

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Good Friday 3 April AD 33 – Lunar and Solar Eclipses as Christ died on the Cross

The fellow who made the video about the Star of Bethlehem (a compelling argument, I might add), also did some research about what happened in the heavens on Good Friday.
Let’s break it down.
Passover begins on the 14th day of the … Continue reading

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Washing Feet – observations

I refer the readership to some lucid and sober comments about the pedilavium, the foot washing, that can occur as an option in both uses of the Roman Rite.
Fr John Hunwicke makes some keen and, for liberals sobering, observations. I expunged his … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 45 – Good Friday: The Twelfth Station

It is Good Friday in the Sacred Triduum. Coincidentally, it is the Feast of St. Dismas, the Good Thief.
These 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a daily boost in your discipline during this holy season.
 http://www.wdtprs.com/lentcazt16/45_lentcazt16.mp3

I provide these podcasts again this … Continue reading

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25 March: Feast of St. Dismas – The Good Thief

Today should be Lady Day, the Feast of the Annunciation, the instant of the Incarnation.
Because today is Good Friday, Lady Day is transferred.
However, 25 March is also the Feast of the Good Thief, St. Dismas!
Could there be a more appropriate coincidence?
Luke … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Pontifical Red Vestments from @Gammarelli for @MadisonTMS

One of my favorite portrait artists is Giovanni Battista Moroni (+1579).  Not one was he Catholic, in a serious sense, he was both in Trent when the Council was being held and was influenced by it.
One of Moroni’s more famous paintings … Continue reading

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POLLS: Holy Thursday Foot Washing – What happened where you are?

This year for the first time it is licit that women’s feet be washing during the entirely optional “Mandatum” in the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Holy Thursday.
NB: Before this year, those who were doing so, did so in violation of … Continue reading

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Congratulations Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis: New Archbp. HEBDA

My native place has finally received an official appointment of its next Archbishop.
He has already been there for a while, the former Coadjutor of Newark, Archbishop Bernard Hebda.
He had been the Adminstrator. He is staying as Archbishop.
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TENEBRAE 2016: Photos

I recently posted about

TENEBRAE – Where? When?

Today I received photos from a favorite place of mine, Wyoming Catholic College.  Prof. Peter Kwasniewski writes:
Last night we held our fifth consecutive Tenebrae service at Wyoming Catholic College. (We always sing, in full, the … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 43 – Holy Thursday: Animarum zelus

It is Holy Thursday in the Sacred Triduum.
These 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a daily boost in your discipline during this holy season, Lent.
 http://www.wdtprs.com/lentcazt16/44_lentcazt16.mp3

I provide these podcasts again this year in gratitude to benefactors who help me and this … Continue reading

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