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LENTCAzT 10: Friday 1st Week of Lent

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Today is Friday of the 1st Week of Lent.
Lent is fully underway.  Examine your consciences and…
GO TO CONFESSION!

With this audio offering, I continue a series of daily podcasts for Lent.  They are intended to give … Continue reading

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For the New Evangelization: New Altar Rails!

I have written of Fr. Richard Heilman and the adjustments he is making to the sacred liturgical worship in his parish of St. Mary in Pine Bluff.
Remember how he hauled the table altar out of church and switched entirely to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Sign of Cross an abuse during Mass?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Our priest is giving us liturgical direction every Sunday during lent. Last Sunday he said we should not cross ourselves after the confiteor when he says the prayer of absolution. He said this was an abuse and the only time we should … Continue reading

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Most heresies don’t spring full-grown from the head of Zeus

A priest friend forwarded this from Pat Archbold at the National Catholic Register:
The Seven Stages Of Heresy
Stage 1.
Immoral practice is clearly condemned and anathematized. The eternal salvation of souls is at stake. Some people still do it, but they are … Continue reading

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Some misconceptions

Someone sent me a PDF of a flyer from the Diocese of St. Petersburg in Florida promoting a series of talks on Sacrosanctum Concilium.
Hopefully the talks will be great.
The flyer, however, isn’t so great.   There are a series of … Continue reading

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WSJ: Long interview with D. Madison’s happy culture warrior, Bp. Morlino

The the Wisconsin State Journal there is a long interview with His Excellency Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison (aka “The Extraordinary Ordinary”), occasioned by the approaching 1st anniversary of the election of Pope Francis.   Full transcript HERE
Many … Continue reading

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Lent, Alligators and You – Revisited

Once again, someone wrote to ask me if it is okay to eat alligator on Friday during Lent.
Is this a put on? Is this a joke?
Of course it’s okay to eat alligator! And crocodile, if you have some.
A couple years … Continue reading

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URGENT: 9 March – change your clocks in these USA

It is “spring forward” time again.
You get to lose an hour of sleep tonight or risk missing Mass in the morning.
Reset your clocks tonight before going to bed.  Most smart phones will do this automatically.  I use mine as my … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Sermon for Archbishop Sample’s 1st Pontifical Mass – MUST SEE

“When Summorum Pontificum came out, and the Holy Father said this is one of the forms of the Latin Rite, the Extraordinary Form, I said ‘I’m a bishop of the Church, I must know this rite!’  And I encourage my … Continue reading

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A bishop’s pastoral letter on Pornography

The other day a priest acquaintance sent me a note about the new Pastoral Letter from Bp. Loverde of the Diocese of Arlington concerning Pornography, “Bought With A Price: Every Man’s Duty to Protect Himself and
His Family from a Pornographic … Continue reading

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