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Making the Church appealing. What “sells”?

When it is time to draw people in, do those in charge show ugly modern churches bereft of statues, windows and obviously Catholic elements?   SURE they do!
When it is time to make a movie and portray something about the … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2018 08 – Wednesday in the 1st Week of Lent: Never ending combat

Today is Wednesday in the 1st Week of Lent.   The Roman Station is Santa Maria Maggiore. 
In gratitude especially to benefactors who help me and this blog, during Lent I’m once again offering 5 minute daily podcasts to encourage you in your … Continue reading

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20 Feb – Feast of Sts Francisco and Jacinta of Fatima

Last year, His Holiness of Our Lord canonized young Jacinta and Francisco, the seers of Fatima. They are, I believe, the youngest canonized non-martyr saints on the calendar.
“On the calendar…”.  They aren’t on the traditional Roman calendar.  I’ve written about … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2018 07 – Tuesday in the 1st Week of Lent: subtle temptation

Today is Tuesday in the 1st Week of Lent.   The Roman Station is Sant’Anastasia. 
In gratitude especially to benefactors who help me and this blog, during Lent I’m once again offering 5 minute daily podcasts to encourage you in your own use … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2018 06 – Monday in the 1st Week of Lent: “I warned you!”

Today is Monday in the 1st Week of Lent.   The Roman Station is San Pietro in vincoli. 
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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made during the sermon you heard for this 1st Sunday of Lent?
Let us know.
Mine…
If the audio didn’t play immediately, refresh.  I had the wrong link for the audio file for a few minutes after posting.

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WDTPRS 1st Sunday of Lent (N.O.): The Lenten “Sacrament”

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.
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LENTCAzT 2018 05 – 1st Sunday of Lent: Anger and Reason

Today is the 1st Sunday of Lent.   The Roman Station is St John Lateran. 
In gratitude especially to benefactors who help me and this blog, during Lent I’m once again offering 5 minute daily podcasts to encourage you in your own use … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2018 04 – Ash Saturday: Getting ready for… it.

Today is Saturday after Ash Wednesday.  Lent is barely underway.  The Roman Station is S Agostino ad Tryphonem. 
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Pontifical Requiem Mass for a great lover of the Church’s sacred liturgy

On this Friday after Ash Wednesday, at St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff, we bade farewell to a founding member of the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison (TMSM).  Please, in your goodness, say a prayer for Jacek Cianciara, … Continue reading

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Friday after Ash Wednesday: Feast of the Crown of Thorns

Last year a reader has sent photos from the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris where she saw the relic exposed!
She wrote:
I was impressed by the huge crowd and most went up to venerate the Crown. The service was dignified, beautiful … Continue reading

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Your #AshWednesday Sermon Notes #ashtag – AUDIO Fr Z

Today is NOT a holy day of obligation.
That said, many people try to go to Mass on Ash Wednesday.  Many, however, cannot.
Let us know about the good points in the sermon, if there was one.
I wrote “good”.  Let’s make this positive and … Continue reading

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Singing and confession – Just Too Cool!

When I was very young, I used to curl up with the dictionary.  One word would lead to another and to another.  I wound up building my vocabulary as if by capillarity.
I sometimes do this with tweets, specially with the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why can lay people read at Mass?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My family goes to EF Masses on Sundays most of the time, but Novus Ordo once
a month.
My 3-year-old son asked me a question which I have no answer. He asked, “Why is the reading done by people but … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: When should babies be baptized?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
This subject comes up constantly in Catholic mom groups online. I would love your take on it.
Canon 867 §1. Parents are obliged to take care that infants are baptized in the first few weeks; as soon as possible … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Hunwicke explained and explains today’s “Festum Ovorum”

A few years back the inimitable Fr Hunwicke offered us a brilliant post which about the Saturday before Ash Wednesday, nicknamed the “Festa ovorum”. THERE He is back for an updated crack it this year.  HERE
Here’s his offering from 2015.
FESTUM OVORUM
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Quinquagesima Sunday – Prepare for the fight of your life!

In our traditional Roman calendar, Sunday is Quinquagesima, Latin for the symbolic “Fiftieth” day before Easter.  This is one of the pre-Lenten Sundays which prepare us for the discipline of Lent.
The priest’s vestments are purple. No Gloria.  No Alleluia. The prayers and … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Must images be veiled from Passion Sunday or is it only an option?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Is there any authoritative rubric for the Extraordinary Form that requires statues and crosses be veiled in Church, or is it simply customary?
Our Extraordinary Form community is domiciled in a location that does not currently veil, and doesn’t … Continue reading

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Points of difference, debate, argument. What are we really about? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

At NLM Peter Kwasniewski has a great post in which he lays out the typical debates that engage those who frequent the Traditional Latin Mass and those who attend the Novus Ordo.
Let’s have a taste:
In the world of the usus antiquior, we … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Sermons at daily Masses. POLL

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Why is it that it seems common practice at daily Masses in the EF to not preach (and thus not repeat the readings in English)? Would it be illicit to do so? Might this be a case where … Continue reading

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