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Helpful liturgical note for servers (and priests) for Ember Days Masses

At the site of Romanitas Press there is a useful post with tips about how to serve Ember Days Masses.   On Ember Saturday there are a lot more things to do and a server can get scrambled around. The tips … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 20: It is not what you preach, it is what you tolerate.

Here is ADVENTCAzT 20, for Friday of the 3rd Week of Advent. Advice from the military for our leaders in the Church.  When we lower standards and tolerate low standards, the low standard become the new standard.  A hermeneutic for your reading … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 19: Millions of favors are hanging from heaven on silken cords

Here is ADVENTCAzT 19, for Thursday of the 3rd Week of Advent. A “cutting” remark from Fulton Sheen. These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord, are … Continue reading

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Our Rich Traditions of Ember Wednesday of Advent

Do you remember the little mnemonic poems?  “Lenty, Penty, Crucy, Lucy”, or else “Fasting days and Emberings be Lent, Whitsun, Holyrood, and Lucie.” The Wednesday, Friday and Saturday after St. Lucy are the Advent Ember Days. In the old Julian … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 18: Open the blinds

Here is ADVENTCAzT 18, for Wednesday of the 3rd Week of Advent. Shedding light on the situation. These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord, are a … Continue reading

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Liturgical challenge: “If we say, ‘I shall attend this Mass because it will be good for me,’ it will be of no avail.”

Today at the ever helpful Crisis there is a piece by Anthony Esolen (who is being persecuted by Providence College – HERE) with thoughts on disposition and sacred worship stemming from the thought of Dietrich von Hildebrand in his work Liturgy and … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Rose vestment on weekdays after Gaudete Sunday?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Can rose Vestments be worn on the Féria days of the 3rd week of Advent in both Extraordinary Form and Novus Ordo? I haven’t seen an indication of that for the Novus Ordo in the Novus … Continue reading

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Pope Francis pummels traditional priests, seminarians, laity … again. What can we learn from that?

UPDATE 14 Dec 2016: Jan Bentz of LifeSite has a follow up piece. ___  Originally Published on: Dec 12, 2016 ___ Over the last few years, Our Holy Father Pope Francis has said some pretty awful things about priests.  He doesn’t … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 16: The bitter taste

Here is ADVENTCAzT 16, for Monday of the 3rd Week of Advent. Those who love God do not protest, whatever He may ask of them. These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Of different shades of rose, madder, and debauchery

“Real priests wear rosacea!” QUAERITUR: Elsewhere someone asked if there are proper shades of rose, rosacea, for Roman vestments just as there are different shades of violet or purple for Advent and for Lent.  Some say that a bluer purple should … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 15: Rejoice!

Here is ADVENTCAzT 15, for Gaudete Sunday the 3rd of Advent. Today we hear from Pope Benedict, who talks about the Virgin’s “Yes!” These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your … Continue reading

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POLL: Did you see Rose vestments on “Gaudete” Sunday 2016?

Here is a little poll for your 3rd Sunday of Advent, Gaudete. Please choose an answer and add a comment in the combox. Anyone can vote, but only registered members can comment. UPDATE: Here are the new rose vestments in … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 3rd Gaudete Sunday of Advent: All the orations at once!

This Sunday’s nickname, “Gaudete” means “Rejoice!”  Gaudete, an imperative of gaudeo and the first word of the Introit chant, sets the theme in the Novus Ordo and the older, Traditional Mass: joy.  Advent is not strictly a penitential season the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 3rd Sunday of Advent: The childlike dash towards the long-desired thing

We are coming to the 3rd Sunday of Advent, also nicknamed Gaudete…. the plural imperative of gaudeo, “Rejoice!”, the first word of the Introit chant.  This Sunday there is a relaxation of the penitential aspect of Advent, just Laetare Sunday does … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 13: Regem venturum Dominum * Venite adoremus.

Here is ADVENTCAzT 13, for Friday of the 2nd Week of Advent. Today features a something priests have recited daily for a looooong time. Today also has a quote from Fulton Sheen.  A commentator tells us that today is the … Continue reading

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