Daily Archives: 29 December 2017

The “Unfinished Vespers” of St. Thomas Becket – 1170

For St. Thomas Becket. A reader – who picked this up from Jeffrey Morse – writes: More bloodshed remembered on this 5th day of Christmas- St Thomas (Becket) of Canterbury- murdered in his Cathedral during the singing of Vespers on … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Penance on Friday in the Octave of Christmas

I’ve been texting with a Famous Catholic Author™ about today, a Friday in the Christmas Octave, and the obligation to do penance.  I’ve received email about it, too. The Octave of Christmas does not have the “weight” of the Octave … Continue reading

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29 Dec – St. David: Musical Poet King, Prophet, Progenitor of Christ

Holy Church considers many Old Testament figures to be saints. Today when you open your trusty copy of the 2005 Martyrologium Romanum you will find, just below the St. Thomas Becket, this interesting entry: 2. Commemoratio sancti David, regis et … Continue reading

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USCCB: Created Male and Female: An Open Letter from Religious Leaders

I was alerted to something interesting on the website of the USCCB.  The bishops posted a letter signed by religious leaders of various groups.  HERE  My emphases. Created Male and Female: An Open Letter from Religious Leaders December 15, 2017 … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 2017 27: WAKE UP!

Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 27, for Friday in the Octave of Christmas, commemoration of St Thomas Becket, martyr. Fulton Sheen talks about the personal YOU moment with God.  Augustine of Hippo serves us some wake up coffee. Today we hear an … Continue reading

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