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PASCHALCAzT 2017 48 – Easter Monday: Experience the Octave

Today is Easter Monday, “Pasquetta”.  I wish you and yours a blessed and grace-filled Octave. Today’s Roman Station, for the Mass during the day, is St. Peter’s Basilica.

Today you hear from the beautiful Benedictines of Mary, Queen of … Continue reading

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D. Madison – Sacred Triduum PHOTOS

The Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison is working for the New Evangelization.    We are dedicated to helping the diocese and parishes in their revitalization of our sacred liturgical worship. Here are some pics from the parish’s … Continue reading

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PASCHALCAzT 2017 47 – EASTER SUNDAY: The Resurrection

Today is Easter Sunday.  I wish you and yours a blessed and grace-filled season.. Today’s Roman Station, for the Mass during the day, is St. Mary Major.

Today you hear from the beautiful Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, … Continue reading

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Your Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermons you heard for the Vigil of Easter? Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard for your Easter Sunday Mass of obligation? Let us know!

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VIDEO: Her Triumph

The wonderful Benedictine Nuns in Missouri, the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles sent me a note about a video they have for the centenary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. The video features a cut from their … Continue reading

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Good Friday 3 April AD 33 – Eclipses as Christ died on the Cross

This is definitely worth reposting. The fellow who made the video about the Star of Bethlehem (a compelling argument, I might add), also did some research about what happened in the heavens on Good Friday. Let’s break it down. Passover … Continue reading

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The Banner of the Five Wounds

Fr. Hunwicke has brought us the news that the mighty Banner of the Five Wounds – beloved of Catholics and hated by their Protestant persecutors – again flies free.  He posted that the Catholic chaplaincy in Cardiff has flown the … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 46 – Holy Saturday: The Paschal Candle

Today is Holy Saturday.   There is no Mass during the day, so there is no Roman Station for the day.  For the Vigil of Easter the Station is St John Lateran. Go to church!  Participate in the holy rites … Continue reading

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Fascinating exchanges over the meaning of ‘Amoris laetitia’ – Is some clarity emerging?

If you haven’t been following this, you might tune in. Pope Francis’ document Amoris laetitia has sparked sharp divisions and debates.  The sides have drawn up pretty much into two camps… well… three if you count the uninformed, which is pretty large. … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 45 – Good Friday: The Water and the Blood

Today is Good Friday. The Roman Station is Santa Croce in Gerusalemme. Examine your consciences, please, and…. GO TO CONFESSION!

Today, spectacular chant for Good Friday. US HERE – UK HERE

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2017 CROTALUS POLL!

It is customary on Holy Thursday, after the jubilant Gloria introduction, to stop ringing bells in church during the Triduum and, instead, use some kind of clacking or ratchet noisemaker called a crotalus in Latin.  More on those HERE. Here’s a poll.  At … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: About delegation and the proper form of SSPX marriages

From a reader… I recently read your post regarding the recently-announced changes to the validity of marriages witnessed by SSPX priests, and I am confused. How does this change anything? Doesn’t Canon 1108 already give bishops and pastors the power … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: I’m 80 and I can’t kneel for Communion at a Traditional Mass

The other day Bp. Morlino told the priests of the Diocese of Madison that they should encourage their congregations to kneel to receive Holy Communion on the tongue. This is a wonderful development which will make a great difference in parishes … Continue reading

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LIVE VIDEO – Holy Thursday Mass at Ss. Trinita dei Pellegrini in ROME (FSSP)

Live stream NOW of Holy Thursday Mass at Ss. Trinità dei Pellegrini in ROME HERE https://www.facebook.com/john.egan.18/videos/10101156235007600/ UPDATE: They are singing Tenebrae for Good Friday.  

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Good Friday Reminder: Fasting, Abstaining, and You

Tomorrow is Good Friday. Let’s review our obligations before the day arrives so that we aren’t taken by surprise. Two days of the year we modern Latin Church Catholics are asked both to fast and to abstain from meat. According to the … Continue reading

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