Monthly Archives: March 2017

ASK FATHER: Telling a lie during confession

I have had a couple questions along these lines, so I present something I have written before.  (I have answer a lot of questions here, after all.) From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is it a mortal sin if one accidentally lies in … Continue reading

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Miracles attributed to intercession of Francisco and Jacinta of Fatima

This is from today’s Bolletino: Promulgation of Decrees of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, 23.03.2017 The Holy Father Francis received in audience this morning His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 23 – Thursday of the 3rd Week of Lent: Self-knowledge

Today is Thursday in the 3rd Week of Lent.  The Roman Station is Sts. Cosmas and Damian at the Roman Forum. GO TO CONFESSION!

Today we hear from Dietrich von Hildebrand’s Transformation in Christ:  US HERE – UK HERE These daily 5 minute … Continue reading

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UPDATE: White Pontifical Vestments Project

UPDATE 22 March: Progress I had a note from Gammarelli that the embroidered coat-of-arms should arrive this week.  That means that they will then cut the fabric and get to work. UPDATE 14 Feb: The next phrase I just finished, … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 22 – Wednesday of the 3rd Week of Lent: The true Christian penitent

Today is Wednesday in the 3rd Week of Lent.  The Roman Station is San Sisto (in Rome this year celebrated at Sant’Andrea della Valle). GO TO CONFESSION!

Today we hear more from the wonderful works of Abbot Anscar Vonier, today a … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Away from the Church for 17 years, but I want to return

From a reader… I am a baptized Catholic who strayed far away, dabbled in Buddhism for 17 years, and now realize all that was ridiculous nonsense. I want to come back to the Church. Where do I start? First, good … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Case of the Hallow’s Missing Maniple

I wonder if Tracer Bullet, Private Eye, has any contacts in London. There’s a mystery to be solved. Fr. Hunwicke reported at his fine blog Mutual Enrichment, about the Case of the Missing Maniple.  In this case, the case concerns, includes, … Continue reading

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PHOTOS: Pontifical Mass for St. Joseph

Last night the Extraordinary Ordinary of Madison, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, celebrated a Pontifical Mass at the Throne for the glorious Feast of St. Joseph, this year transferred because of the Sunday of Lent. The Mass was … Continue reading

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Clarity from Vancouver about Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried

It’s great to have some clarity for a change. Of course each dose of clarity makes the general confusion which some are fomenting more exasperating. Nevertheless, it’s great to have some clarity for a change. At the page of the … Continue reading

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Vera Lynn is 100 years old!

Vera Lynn is 100 years old! What a voice!  She was an important figure for the West’s greatest trial which produced the greatest generation. You young’uns pay attention!  There was once music which moved nations to more than… I don’t want … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 21 – Tuesday of the 3rd Week of Lent: Holy Mass is Calvary Triumphant

UPDATE: There were problems with the iTunes feed.  I hope they are resolved. Today is Tuesday in the 3rd Week of Lent.  The Roman Station is Santa Pudenziana. GO TO CONFESSION!

Today we hear from the wonderful works of Abbot Anscar Vonier. … Continue reading

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A charming 15th century view of St. Joseph

Today is the transferred Feast of St. Joseph.  Yesterday, a Sunday in Lent, “outweighed” the feast.  St. Joseph has many titles in his beautiful litany.  We will sing them tonight after our Pontifical Mass at the Throne.  Joseph is the … Continue reading

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A Deacon’s First Holy Mass ‘ad orientem’ – Wherein Fr. Z issues an invitation

Here is something interesting from blogger Deacon Greg Kandra. He has had his first experience as a sacred minister for Holy Mass ad orientem. Rev. Mr. Kandra was visiting a parish where Mass is said towards the liturgical East. Let’s … Continue reading

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OLDIE PODCAzT: St. Joseph’s hymn dissected & a hard sermon from St Bernardine of Siena

Back in 2009 I made a PODCAzT about the hymn sung in the Liturgy of Hours in honor of St. Joseph. In this rapid PODCAzT, we will drill into a beautiful Gregorian chant hymn to St. Joseph in the Liturgia … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 20 – Monday of the 3rd Week of Lent: Envy

UPDATE: There are problems with the iTunes feed.  This happens EVERY YEAR!  I don’t know how to fix it. Today is Monday in the 3rd Week of Lent.  The Roman Station is San Marco. GO TO CONFESSION!

Sometimes you hear in these podcasts pieces … Continue reading

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