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LENTCAzT 35: Tuesday of the 5th Week of Lent

Today is Tuesday of the 5th Week of Lent.  Passiontide is underway. Sunday.
Reminder: GO TO CONFESSION!
How long has it been?
Sorry about the delay in posting today’s offering. I had a microphone problem.  Also, I originally posted a repeat of Sunday’s … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Extraordinary Form “Dialogue” Masses

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Your post of Archbishop Sample’s remarks and the subsequent discussion in the remarks section rekindled an interest I have in the liturgical reforms instituted by Pope Pius XII, specifically encouragement of the dialogue Mass when Low Mass is celebrated. I remember … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can confessions be heard during Mass in the Extraordinary Form?

From a reader:
Is it appropriate for a priest to be hearing confessions while Extraordinary Form Mass has started? My priest seemed to think it was never done in the “old” days as he called it.
Yes, confessions were often heard during … Continue reading

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English translation problem on Vatican website of key paragraph of an important document

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I was reading an article on the SSPX website on Religious Liberty last night. In it, they quoted Dignitatis Humanæ of the Second Vatican Council. Interestingly, the part the SSPX would particularly object to is missing on the Vatican’s website!
Here … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 34: Monday of the 5th Week of Lent – UPDATED

Today is Monday of the 5th Week of Lent.  Passiontide is underway. Sunday.
Reminder: GO TO CONFESSION!
How long has it been?
Sorry about the delay in posting today’s offering. I had a microphone problem.  Also, I originally posted a repeat of Sunday’s … Continue reading

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Great news!

I received some great news today. The Benedictine monks in Norcia, Italy have finished recording some 30 tracks for a forthcoming music CD of Gregorian Chant.
The target time for release is early June 2015.
I will post links as soon … Continue reading

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POLL: Covering images for 1st Passion Sunday, 5th Sunday of Lent

From this Sunday, traditionally called 1st Sunday of the Passion, it is customary to veil images in churches.
What is going on where you are?
This is a fine old tradition.  It has to do with deprivation of the senses and the … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for this 1st Passion Sunday? The 5th Sunday of Lent?
Let us know.

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LENTCAzT 33: 5th Sunday of Lent

Today is the 5th Sunday of Lent.  Passion Sunday.
Reminder: GO TO CONFESSION!
How long has it been?

Here is another 5 minute daily podcast for Lent.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Home again home again…

It’s time for the return trip, to be home for Sunday.
As I wait for the first leg of the journey, I reflect on the joys of traveling by air. My stay in the members lounge is at least better than … Continue reading

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