Daily Archives: 26 December 2017

ASK FATHER: Mary was an “unwed mother”? The Holy Family were “refugees”?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
At this time of year the inevitable ‘Mary was an unwed mother‘ and The Holy Family’s flight into Egypt makes them migrants sermons are very confusing. Can you clarify these interpretations? Or recommend a source that does.I discount … Continue reading

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Nuncio in Switzerland, “The Old Latin Mass is the future of the Church”

From Gloria.TV:
“The Old Latin Mass is the future of the Church”, Archbishop Thomas Gullickson (67), the nuncio to Switzerland and former nuncio to the Ukraine, said in September during a meeting with old rite priests in Sankt Pelagiberg, Switzerland.
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Father’s “shred clinic”

With a tip of the biretta to Rev. Mr. Kandra (open invitation to him to be the deacon in a Solemn Mass sometime).
In answer to his question: No, I can’t do that.  And he makes it look easy. Fr. … Continue reading

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The official Parodohymnodist strikes again! “Baby it’s Springtime now!”

Newly received from the official Parodohymnodist, Fr. Tim Ferguson:
Listening to one of my least favorite Christmastime songs, this popped in my head. I call it: “A dialogue between a traditionalist and a modernist”
Baby it’s Springtime now!
I really can’t pray – Baby it’s … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why do servers lift the chasuble during the elevation of the Host?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Why do servers elevate the chasuble during the elevation of the host? I was looking for a good answer after my mom asked me. Thanks!
The practical answer is the best answer.
It is a custom to lift hems of … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 2017 24: We are the ox and ass

Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 24, for St Stephen in the Octave of Christmas.
Today, Fulton Sheen and Joseph Ratzinger mention the ox and the ass.
May I now suggest that you order up your discs of CHRISTMAS CAROLS by the Benedictine of Mary, … Continue reading

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