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“Mercy, not magic”. Year of Mercy Doors are NOT a substitute for confession

From CNS: Mercy, not magic – Archdiocese of Bombay clarifies Holy Doors and the Jubilee Mumbai, India, Jan 26, 2016 / 04:25 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archdiocese of Bombay issued a clarification last week after WhatsApp users in Maharashtra were … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 140: Paul VI’s 1966 Letter Sacrificium laudis on the use of Latin and Gregorian chant by religious

It has been quite awhile since I made a PODCAzT, over a year, if you don’t count the offerings during Advent and Lent. I was inspired to get back into it by something I saw at the website of the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Conversion of St. Paul – Collects compared (1962MR & 2002MR)

In honor of the Apostle to the Gentiles let us make a rapid comparison of the Collects, or “Opening Prayers”, for today’s feast. We’ll look first at the 1962 Missale Romanum and then the 2002 edition. The Collect is nearly … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Should women say “Domine, non sum digna”?

From a readerette: Could you answer this for both the EF and the OF? Is the “Domine non sum dignus” a part of the Ordinary of the Mass that pertains to Sacrosanctum Concilium 54, and so would be something that … Continue reading

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Septuagesima: “Burying the Alleluia”

I have in the past written, just the other day as a matter of fact, about a French custom of “burying the Alleluia” on Septuagesima.  On this pre-Lent Sunday, scrapped with the incept of the Novus Ordo, we wear the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Septuagesima Sunday: “What am I getting myself into?!?”

In the traditional Roman calendar this Sunday is called Septuagesima, Latin for the “Seventieth” day before Easter.  Already!  It is quite early this year. This number, 70, is more symbolic than arithmetical. The Sundays which follow are Sexagesima (“sixtieth”) and … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why is a baptismal certificate so important for annulment process?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Trying to get an annulment. Can’t find his baptismal record. Why is it so important? Well! That was pithy. There is a Latin adage from ancient Rome: Verba volant, scripta manent… Words merely spoken fly away, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 3rd Ordinary Sunday – “abound with good works”

The Collect for the upcoming 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time in the Ordinary Form. Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, dirige actus nostros in beneplacito tuo, ut in nomine dilecti Filii tui mereamur bonis operibus abundare. This was in the 1962 Missale Romanum … Continue reading

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Francis orders change to Foot Washing Rite on Holy Thursday to include females

UPDATE 22 Jan: See the updates at the bottom. ___ ORIGINAL Published on: Jan 21, 2016 @ 10:42 ___ Today brought the news that the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments (CDW) was ordered by Pope Francis to … Continue reading

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Pope Francis! Restore the Feast of the Circumcision!

UPDATE: The video… Visita di Papa Francesco alla Sinagoga di Roma Un simpatico incontro all'esterno della Sinagoga e una richiesta particolare rivolta al Santo Padre. Posted by Tv2000 on Sunday, January 17, 2016 I found this anecdote from Crux’s John … Continue reading

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