Daily Archives: 30 December 2017

UPDATE: Snail-mail Christmas Cards to Fr. Z – 2017

UPDATE: Dec. 30
More cards…

Austen, TX* (prayers)
Summit, NJ (thanks, Sisters!)
Rome (thanks, Father!)
Cincinatti, OH (cool stamps)
Bridgewater, MA
Davenport, IA (thanks, Father, and congratulations)
London (I really look forward to a visit there)
Newinton, CT
San Diego, CA (thanks for the Masses)
Southlake, TX
Plano, TX (prayers for Kate)
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WDTPRS – Sunday 31 Dec – Holy Family: We must pray that God be appeased.

Sunday in the Octave of Christmas, in the Novus Ordo calendar, is the Feast of the Holy Family.  In the traditional calendar, the Feast of the Holy Family will be celebrated on Sunday, 7 January.
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ACTION ITEM! 31 DEC & 1 JAN – New Year’s Plenary INDULGENCES ALERT!

FATHERS!  Tell your people.
Catholics can gain a Plenary Indulgence on New Year’s EVE, 31 December (EnchInd. 26) be the recitation or the singing of the Te Deum.
To gain the indulgence the usual following conditions must be met.
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Nuntii Latini: Finis transmissioni Latinae imminebat… NON!

My good friend His Hermeneuticalness posted on Twitter:

Ne umquam desperaveris: YLE Latin news show saved – for now. https://t.co/f1VG9nUzff https://t.co/hklBAcipKv
— Fr Timothy Finigan (@FatherTF) December 30, 2017

And so I rushed to find out what was what. HERE
Quomodo Nuntii Latini creverint
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ASK FATHER: Prefaces “ad libitum” in the 1962 Roman Missal

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Father, what is this “Prefatio ad Libitum” in some 1962 Missals? I saw Prefaces for Advent, Sundays Throughout The Year, etc. May these be used in the Extraordinary Form?
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CHICAGO: 30 Dec. – Solemn Mass @ststanschurch and a word from the pastor on ‘ad orientem’ worship

This afternoon there is to be a Solemn Mass at the beautiful and massive St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Chicago (NB: at the time of this writing, their website comes up with music… grrrr).   They are celebrating their 150th year.
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Blessing smart phones. Wherein Fr. Z rants about blessings and demons and present day stupidity.

Yes, I have blessed smart phones, tablets and computers.
Consultation with exorcists will inform you that demons are really good at infesting electronic equipment.  I’ve heard enough scary stories from exorcists about that to leave me cautious and, at times, alarmed.
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CHRISTMASCAzT 2017 28: “He does not even wait for us to love” – UPDATED

Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 28, for Saturday in the Octave of Christmas.
Fulton Sheen talks about being loved by God while Benedict explains our great procession towards Christ in the persons of the Magi.

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