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ASK FATHER: Communion service on priest’s day off.

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I’ve never looked up any documents about “communion services”. Other than the obvious occassions where Holy Communion is distributed outside of Mass (viaticum, Good Friday, etc.), what’s the story with “Communion services”? Are they allowed? We have one … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 3rd Sunday of Advent: The childlike dash

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 during … Continue reading

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Your RORATE MASSES – UPDATES

Some of you have written asking about “Rorate Masses” during Advent.
This is a beautiful custom – making a come back thanks to the spread of tradition – whereby Mass is celebrated illuminated only by candlelight. They are usually before dawn.
The … Continue reading

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POLL: Starting your confession: “Bless me, Father…” or “Forgive me, Father…”

In another post, I responded to a question from a reader about blessings at the beginning of sacramental confession, following the words, “Bless me, Father, I have sinned…”.
Of course, some people begin their confession differently.
It occurred to me to find … Continue reading

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Fun 2018 Catholic wall calendar

I am not making this up.
I discovered that TAN Books has put out an 2018 wall calendar (including both Ordinary and Extraordinary Form feasts, etc.) called… really…

US HERE – UK HERE
Of course they also have other calendars featuring artwork of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Mass obligation when there’s treacherous ice and I’ve fallen before.

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
A woman in my 60s now, having had a couple of bad falls one requiring surgery, the other requiring weeks of bedrest . . . the church parking lot and walkways usually icy, frozen, unplowed, untreated, and no … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 2017 09: Silence v. Noise

Another in my series of short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord.
Here is ADVENTCAzT 09, for Monday 2nd Week of Advent.
Robert Card. Sarah helps us … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 2017 08: “Femininity is clearly threatened”

This year I once again offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord.
Here is ADVENTCAzT 08, for the 2nd Sunday of Advent.
Joseph Ratzinger talks about … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 2017 07: “If you have never before prayed with Mary…”

This year I once again offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord.
Here is ADVENTCAzT 07, for Saturday in the 1st week of Advent. … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 2017 06: Trembling with holy fear because we are so damaged

This year I once again offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord.
Here is ADVENTCAzT 06, for Friday in the 1st week of Advent.
Have some … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 2nd Sunday of Advent: “we escape neither the Enemy lion nor the glorious Lion of Judah”

Our Collect (once called the “Opening Prayer”) for the 2nd Sunday of Advent was not in the pre-Conciliar Missale Romanum but it was in the so-called Rotulus (“scroll”) of Ravenna, dated perhaps as early as the 5th century.
Omnipotens et misericors … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 2017 05: The man formed by liturgy

This year I once again offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord.
Here is ADVENTCAzT 05, for Thursday in the 1st week of Advent.
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VIDEO: FSSP Gregorian Chant disc. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

There is a video about the new Gregorian chant disc released not long ago by the FSSP, with chants for the Requiem Mass.

“Gregorian Chant has found a new audience.”, the voice over says towards the end of the video.
ROFL!
It seems … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: One Mass for the obligation for Sunday, Christmas Eve and Monday, Christmas Day?

Under another post someone asked:
Father, would can. 1248.1 apply to the case of a double obligation, e.g., an evening Mass for Sunday also satisfying a Holy Day obligation for Monday (as Christmas this year)?
I’ve written about this situation before and … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “Anticipated” Traditional Latin Mass on Saturday evening with Sunday’s texts

From a reader…
Is it licit to celebrate Traditional Latin Masses in an anticipatory manner (i.e., an evening Mass but using the following day’s propers)?
I’m asking because a recent Rorate article implies the contrary yet I know priests who commonly say Sunday TLMs … Continue reading

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