Daily Archives: 2 February 2018

PHOTOS: D. Madison – Candlemas – Purification – Pontifical Mass

A sample of the music.  We had a great choir from Eau Claire.

A few snaps from beautiful Candlemas 2018.

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2 Feb – MADISON – Candlemas – Pontifical Mass at the Throne

Put this in your calendars.
Candlemas is coming up on 2 February.
His Excellency Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino will be the celebrant for this Pontifical Mass at the Throne.
The rites include the blessing of candles.
The music will be provided by a … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Purification of BVM, Presentation DNIC, & Candlemas

Today is the final “peak” arising from the liturgical cycle of Advent/Christmas/Epiphany.  Today, called in the traditional way and according to the older Roman calendar the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Holy Church would cease to … Continue reading

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PSA: About the FLU season and how NOT to spread the flu around

I was sent a story from the Miami Herald about an ER nurse who is FED UP.
How NOT to spread the flu around.
There is a story and a VIDEO
Please, everyone, pay attention and use simple, thoughtful steps.
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ASK FATHER: Priest paraphrases the Gospel – GUEST RESPONSE: Pope Francis

I recently had a couple questions from a reader about a priest who regularly paraphrases the readings, especially the Gospel.  He asks how he should handle this problem: should he approach the priest?
It’s hard to know how to counsel him.  … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Initial inquiry resources for priests who don’t know the Traditional Mass

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I work at a faithful parish with a wonderful faithful priest. He has told me that while he doesn’t plan to say the TLM he does want to learn more about it so that he can beautify the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why couldn’t priests and religious be godparents?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Would you please comment on why the tradition (at least the 1917 code) was reluctant to permit clerics and religious to be Godparents? Any comment on it being done under the new code?
GUEST PRIEST RESPONSE – Fr. Tim … Continue reading

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Newman – Candlemas

Blessed John Henry Newman’s 1849 poem “Candlemas”:
THE Angel-lights of Christmas morn,
Which shot across the sky,
Away they pass at Candlemas,
They sparkle and they die.
Comfort of earth is brief at best,
Although it be divine;
Like funeral lights for Christmas gone,
Old Simeon’s tapers shine.
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