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STATIONS OF THE CROSS (audio from Fr. Z)

Many parishes and chapels will have the Via Crucis or Stations of the Cross during Lent.
What version does your parish use?  
Let’s get some titles/versions/authors and we might have a poll later on.
I have audio projects with the Way of the Cross.
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ACTION ITEM COMPLETED: Custom breastplate for Swiss Guard being made!

UPDATE:
Hurray!  You did it.  I am removing the donation button.  But if you are still eager to donate something… there’s always my button on the sidebar!
Apparently the last donation was pretty large and it put them well over the goal. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Membership in a parish, borders, registration

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I am a parishoner at an ethnic church in the Archdiocese of X with national boundaries where there are Masses, sacraments, services, etc in my preferred language.
However, I live 20 minutes away in the Diocese of Y. Who is “my bishop”? … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! PLENARY INDULGENCE on FRIDAYS OF LENT!

The usual conditions of confession, Communion and detachment from even venial sin apply, but here is a great opportunity to gain a Plenary Indulgence for those who go to Mass on Fridays of Lent!
The Handbook of Indulgences has this:
22. Look … Continue reading

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Get a free music CD of spectacular music of Lent from St. John Cantius

I had a great offer from the Canons at St. John Cantius which they want to extend to you, through my blog.
BIRETTA BOOKS – SPECIAL OFFER FOR LENT
Biretta Books has a special Lenten offer for Fr. Z’s Blog readers.
Visit www.BirettaBooks.com anytime … Continue reading

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Ass. of U.S. Catholic Priests promotes “General Absolution”. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

I saw a piece at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about a request of the Ass. of U.S. Catholic Priests to the USCCB’s Pres. Archbp. Kurtz.  The Ass. of U.S. Catholic Priests have requested:
expanded opportunities
for sacramental confession and reconciliation
—  urge more … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How can I gain a plenary indulgence as fast as I can?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My grandfather just passed away after a long and painful sickness. He received last rites and Viaticum last Monday. How can I gain a plenary indulgence for him as fast as I can?
First, my condolences, I am sure … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM: Good books, info about Crusades, Inquisition

Lies and black legends are constantly retold about both the Crusades and the Inquisition.  Recently, the First Gay President – in a spectacular display of tactless disregard for both truth and audience – chose to trot them out during the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Laziness and accepting a paycheck

From a reader…
Father, if one is lazy on the job and neglects some their duties over a period of, say a couple months, is that person required to make restitution to the company? does the amount of time that you … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick: Another parish implements Summorum Pontificum. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

For your Brick by Brick file.
A reader sent me a link to a story in the St. Louis Review (a publication of the Archdiocese of St. Louis) about a parish which as started up a Traditional Latin Mass.
‘Mysterium tremendum’ | St. … Continue reading

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