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Just for nice

I am a little surprised that I haven’t been sent any photos from the Solemn Mass we celebrated at the beautiful St. Martin of Tours in Louisville.
My great thanks to the new Juventutem chapter there and also to the pastor … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Pontifical Edition

I am off again.

However, before dashing to the airport, we had ourselves a Pontifical Mass at the Throne for Our Lady’s Feast.
Before Mass the bishop consented to consecrate a new chalice, which was then used for Holy Mass.

Yes, we need … Continue reading

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PRP – 4th Glorious Mystery: The Assumption

Back in 2006 I put together a “Patristic Rosary Project”, digging into the Mysteries we reflect on in recitation of the Rosary through the lens of some texts from the Fathers of the Church. I will have to return to … Continue reading

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NY Observer: Holy Innocents Church – exploding in popularity

One of my favorite parish in these USA, along with St. Agnes in St. Paul and St. John Cantius in Chicago, is Holy Innocents in Manhattan.
Lately there has been talk of closing the parish.  Quite a few national news outlets … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Should I use a chapel veil for a priest friend’s first Mass (TLM)?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Father Z, would you help me with an EF etiquette question? I’ll be attending the First Mass of Thanksgiving of a priest friend newly ordained into the Institute of Christ the King. It will, of course, be in … Continue reading

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A sense of the sacred: How to recapture it.

Over at the National Catholic Register Pat Archbold has a good piece for your consideration.  You might point it out to your parish priests.
I’ll give you the intro and then the headlines. You can read the rest there.
7 Things To … Continue reading

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UPDPATE ON ACTION ITEM! BOOKS FOR SEMINARIANS

UPDATE 11 Aug pm: 
Okay… it looks as if Amazon found more copies of Turning Toward The Lord.  Now they only cost $96 each!  Thus I am removing it from the list.  We shall have what we have and make do. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Liturgical Seasons are upside down, Down Under

From a reader:
G’day Fr,
Your post on the blessing of grapes got me thinking.
Are any provisions available for those in the Southern Hemisphere to transfer seasonal dates for their proper use?
These important Feasts and blessings that the Church makes available to … Continue reading

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5000 pilgrims walk from Chicago to Marian shrine in Indiana

Pilgrimages are little lives.  We encounter people, who have their own issues and goals.  We find out things about ourselves.  We have our faces set towards the goal.  There are hardships.
I saw this at nwi.com:
Polish Catholic pilgrims march across Northwest … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 9th Sunday after Pentecost: God, absolutely distant, absolutely near

This week’s Collect, which historically was in the 8th century Liber sacramentorum Gellonensis, was also the prayer over the people, or Super populum, in the 1962MR for Wednesday of the 4th Week of Lent.
It was not, I believe, in the 1970MR or … Continue reading

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