Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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LENTCAzT 2017 11 – Ember Saturday – 1st Week of Lent: Beware The Rust of External Formalism

LINK CORRECTED These daily 5 minute podcasts for Lent are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season and to thank the benefactors who help me and this blog. … Continue reading

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

Please use the sharing buttons! Thanks! Registered or not, will you in your charity please take a moment look at the requests and to pray for the people about whom you read? Continued from THESE. I get many requests by … Continue reading

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Russian Orthodox now to celebrate more Western Saints including St. Patrick

Here is some interesting East and West, both-lungs news which is also seasonal. From blog Ad Orientem (excellent title): St. Patrick of Ireland and other Western saints officially added to Russian Orthodox Church calendar St. Patrick, the great enlightener of Ireland, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 2nd Sunday of Lent: purify your “spiritual view”

Here is the Collect of the 2nd Sunday of Lent, a new composition for the Novus Ordo based on a precedent in the Liber Mozarabicus Sacramentorum: Deus, qui nobis dilectum Filium tuum audire praecepisti, verbo tuo interius nos pascere digneris, ut, spiritali … Continue reading

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List of Prelates For and Against the Five Dubia on ‘Amoris Laetitia’

A week or so ago, I received a working list of churchmen who seem to be in favor of submitting (and getting answers to) the Five Dubia of the Four Cardinals™, who seem to be against the same and who seem to … Continue reading

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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST: Deadly house fire

From a reader… Your prayers are requested for the Seago family. They suffered a horrific accidental house fire last weekend that tragically claimed the lives of the mother and 4 of the children. Only the father and one child were … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 10 – Ember Friday – 1st Week of Lent: This is the way you will be judged.

These daily 5 minute podcasts for Lent are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season and to thank the benefactors who help me and this blog. Today is … Continue reading

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Lawyer, lawyer, pants on fire!

I simply can’t not share this delicious irony. From the Miami Herald: Miami lawyer’s pants erupt in flames during arson trial in court A Miami defense lawyer’s pants burst into flames Wednesday afternoon as he began his closing arguments in … Continue reading

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Brick By Brick: a great East and West, “both lungs” development

Here’s some good news.  A reader alerted me to a great East and West “both lungs” development. From The Sudbury Star in Ontario: Church revives Latin mass For a group of worshippers who gather at St. Michael’s Church in Coniston, … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 09 – Thursday in the 1st Week of Lent: Christian Illumination, Heretical Illuminism

These daily 5 minute podcasts for Lent are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season and to thank the benefactors who help me and this blog. Today is … Continue reading

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BRILLIANT by Mosebach: RETURN TO FORM – A CALL FOR THE RESTORATION OF THE ROMAN RITE

I have often lauded the important book by Martin Mosebach The Heresy of Formlessness.  I warmly recommend it.  US HERE – UK HERE  As a matter of fact, it was first on my suggestions for Lenten reading.  HERE First Things has published a … Continue reading

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IN THE WILD! Clement XIV (Ganganelli) Mug Shots

Updates to be added, below!  (Hint: fun!) Originally Published on: Mar 2, 2017 The other day I shared a photo of my newly arrived Pope Clement XIV mugs. Clement XIV’s family name was Ganganelli. At that time I also said … Continue reading

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Talk from Ruth Institute: “Tips for Happy Marriage and Effective Parenting.”

I have gotten to know Ruth Institute and its chief Jennifer Roback Morse over the years at Acton University. I direct the married and the engaged, and those who sense that their vocation is to the married life, to this … Continue reading

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TRIDUUM NOTE – How early can the Easter Vigil 2017 begin?

We are getting to that time of Lent when we should be thinking about the schedule for the Vigil of Easter. Here is an oldie but goodie. Updated for 2017. From a reader: QUAERITUR: There is a parish in our … Continue reading

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How you would have observed Lent in 1873

Today is Ember Wednesday in the 1st Week of Lent.  It is a day of even deeper penance. For those of you who may think that Lent is a pretty tough time to be a Catholic, giving up chocolate and … Continue reading

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