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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?
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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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ASK FATHER: Can’t get baptism certificate. Can we still get married?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My fiance was baptised (as well as communion and confirmed) in a catholic church in Sicily and is unable to obtain his baptism certificate. What do we do in this situation? Can we still get married in the Church?
A recently-issued copy … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 5th Sunday of Lent: His love lives and works in and through us

Traditionally this upcoming Sunday is called First Passion Sunday or First Sunday of the Passion.  “Passiontide” begins.
It is also known as Iudica Sunday, from the first word of the Introit of Mass (from Ps 42/41), and sometimes Repus (from repositus … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 32: Saturday of the 4th Week of Lent

Today is Saturday of the 4th Week of Lent.
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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ASK FATHER: TLM form for Communion during Novus Ordo

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I go to both the older and newer forms of the Roman Rite at my parish church and receive Holy Communion kneeling / on the tongue at the new form.
Instead of saying “?Body of Christ” when I go … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can someone excommunicated go to Mass?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
The Catholic Encyclopedia entry on excommunication (from 1908) says an excommunicated person can’t participate in any liturgies, i.e. he can’t even be present. The CIC only says he can’t minister or administer the sacraments. Is the CE out … Continue reading

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Archbp. Sample on a “house divided”. Tune in, trads and liberals alike!

I direct the attention of the whole readership to a video of a sermon of my old friend His Excellency Most Reverend Alexander Sample, Archbishop of Portland.
He is celebrating a Pontifical Mass at the Throne.  He preaches about the unity … Continue reading

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Is Pope Francis turning away from Kasper and to Caffarra?

Sandro Magister has some analysis of the lead up to next October’s Synod on the Family.
It might surprise you.
The Synod Market Index. Kasper Down, Caffarra Up
Even Pope Francis is distancing himself from the former and taking sides with the latter. … Continue reading

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