Daily Archives: 13 March 2017

ASK FATHER: Can the pastor force me, a priest, to wash women’s feet on Holy Thursday?

From a priest…
QUAERITUR (edited):
Emboldened by the Pope’s new legislation last year, my pastor is determined to force the small parish which I primarily serve  in the cluster to introduce women into the Holy Thursday footwashing rite.  [This old thing again… sigh.]
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Wherein Fr. Z is sore tempted – UPDATE

UPDATE 13 March:
I am delighted that one of my priest friends is able to come to help with our Triduum!  However, I really would like to have one more priest come.
So, I’ll give in to the temptation.  Fathers?
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Originally Published on: Mar 7, 2017
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“O you who come to this abode of pain…”, thoughts on ‘Amoris laetitia’

Today at The Catholic Thing Robert Royal has a short and suggestive piece about sex and deception. Dante – Il Poeta  – gives him a lift.
Royal recounts teaching Dante’s Inferno, the first part of the Divine Comedy,  to students.
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‘Monday Vatican’ analysis of the state of the pontificate

In the wake of last week’s cover of the Rolling Stone, Andrea Gagliarducci in his Monday Vatican offering does some analysis of the status quaestionis, the present state, of the pontificate of Pope Francis, especially in view of the MSM.
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