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WDTPRS – 6th Sunday of Easter (OF): We are risen, rising, and about to rise all at the same time

Here is this week’s Collect, for the 6th Sunday of Easter in the Ordinary Form: Fac nos, omnipotens Deus, hos laetitiae dies, quos in honorem Domini resurgentis exsequimur, affectu sedulo celebrare, ut quod recordatione percurrimus semper in opere teneamus. This … Continue reading

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1 May: St. Joseph the Worker

In the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, on Sunday 1 May we celebrate the Feast of St Joseph, Opifex or Worker.  We don’t ignore the 5th Sunday after Easter, of course (6th Sunday of Easter in the Novus Ordo): … Continue reading

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Nuns mapped stars for the Vatican

I spotted a cool article at CNS about four Italian sisters who helped to map a half million stars for the Vatican’s part in a vast mapping project. Mapping with the stars: Nuns instrumental in Vatican celestial survey VATICAN CITY … Continue reading

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St. Paul, MN – St. Agnes Church: Month Mind for Mother Angelica with Mozart, Mass in Latin

At my home parish of St. Agnes in St. Paul, MN, there are orchestral Masses (Mozart, Schubert, Haydn, Beethoven, etc.) on 30 Sundays of the year, along with Gregorian chant Propers. This year they added a Mass to the repertory. … Continue reading

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NEW MUSIC CD from the Benedictines of Mary! – UPDATE – AUDIO SAMPLES

UPDATE:  All proceeds from the CD will go to building projects that the nuns have.  HELP THEM BUILD! At CRUX there is a piece about the sisters.  Check it out. […] Many of the nuns, ranging in age from 18 … Continue reading

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Of weasles, egg salad, broken teeth, blessed salt, and YOU

A weasel can chew through a cable and knock out a particle accelerator, but I can’t chew through an egg salad sandwich. I had what might be called a “dental emergency”.  I knocked off the distal cusp of a mandibular molar.  Thus, pulling … Continue reading

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“Even if the Pope were Satan incarnate, we ought not to raise up our heads against him” – St. Catherine of Siena

Today is the – in the post-Conciliar, modern, non-traditional – Ordinary Form – Novus Ordo Calendar – Feast of St. Catherine of Siena, Patroness of Europe and named by Paul VI as Doctor of the Church. Thus, her life and … Continue reading

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German theologian Robert Spaemann on #AmorisLaetitia: Chaos and schism, God forbid!

UPDATE: Spaemann’s interview is now in English.  HERE We are all suffering from Amoris defatigatio, I know.  But as the days and weeks pile up in the wake of Pope Francis Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, and many and varying accounts and interpretations of … Continue reading

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NYC EXILE – DAY 6 (FINAL): Misc. and a horrifying church visit

I am back at The Cupboard Under The Stairs again after my exile for reasons of the total power down of the building for a few days.  The electricity is flowing, but it is still dark in here.  But that’s another … Continue reading

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