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.] … Continue reading

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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? ___ Originally Published … Continue reading

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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. One of the … Continue reading

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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. Read the whole thing, … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 13 – Monday 2nd Week of Lent: Learned in the school of suffering

These daily 5 minute podcasts for Lent are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season and to thank the benefactors who help me and this blog. Today is … Continue reading

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