Category Archives: Liturgy Science Theatre 3000

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LENTCAzT 04: Saturday after Ash Wednesday

It is Saturday after Ash Wednesday. We are creeping into Lent through the “narthex” of these first few days. Almost there! These 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a daily boost in your discipline during this holy season, … Continue reading

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Bp. Egan (D. Portsmouth): GO TO CONFESSION!

From the great Bp. Philip Egan of the Diocese of Portsmouth (England) comes this! Go to Confession regularly, bishop urges diocese The Bishop of Portsmouth has appealed to his diocese to attend Confession regularly in a pastoral letter, which will … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 1st Sunday of Lent (2002MR): The sacrament of Lent

The Roman Station for the 1st Sunday of Lent is St. John Lateran. COLLECT – LATIN TEXT (2002MR): Concede nobis, omnipotens Deus, ut, per annua quadragesimalis exercitia sacramenti, et ad intellegendum Christi proficiamus arcanum, et effectus eius digna conversatione sectemur. … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 03: Friday after Ash Wednesday

It is Friday after Ash Wednesday. Remember your Friday Lenten obligations. We are creeping into Lent through the “narthex” of these first few days. These 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a daily boost in your discipline during … Continue reading

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The Lenten “Prayer over the People” during Holy Mass: a beautiful custom revived

A wonder Lenten tradition is upon us, to remind us of how important Lent is.  Entering Lent, we enter a mystery, a sacramentum.  We need special graces to carry out our Lenten discipline. The Latin 2002 Missale Romanum restored the ancient … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 02: Thursday after Ash Wednesday

It is Thursday after Ash Wednesday. We are creeping into Lent through the “narthex” of these first few days. With this audio offering, I am beginning a series of daily 5 minute podcasts for Lent.  They are intended to give … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 01: Ash Wednesday

It is Ash Wednesday.  For those bound by the law, it is a day of fasting and abstinence. With this audio offering, I am beginning a series of daily 5 minute podcasts for Lent.  They are intended to give you … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Young children receiving ashes on #AshWednesday

This comes up each year in my ASK FATHER email, so I will repost an oldie. From a reader: I have a three year old girl. She loves the material aspects of Catholicism (holy cards, holy water, lighting candles, relics etc) … Continue reading

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POLL: #AshWednesday Ashes and You

Some people are under the impression that Ash Wednesday is a Holy Day of Obligation. It is not. Lent is an important season in the yearly cycle of a Catholic Christian’s life.  The inclination toward a feeling of obligation is … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 00: Shrove Tuesday

Today is Shrove Tuesday, a day upon which many would seek to be “shriven” before the beginning of Lent.   In other words GO TO CONFESSION! It is “Fat Tuesday”.  When the discipline of Lent was more serious in the … Continue reading

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