Category Archives: Our Solitary Boast

A spiritual opportunity for Mother’s Day

I bring to the attention of the readership a great spiritual opportunity for mothers. The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe near LaCrosse (build by Card. Burke) has provided a way to enroll mothers for an intention in Holy Mass … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 38 – Friday – 5th Week of Lent, Passiontide: Our Lady of Sorrows

Today is Friday in the 5th Week of Lent. It’s Passiontide.  The Roman Station is Santo Stefano Rotondo. We are getting close. GO TO CONFESSION!

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DECREE of Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” about 13 May 2017 – Our Lady of Fatima

I received from the offices of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” the following DECREE. This decree says that on 13 May 2017, the 100th Anniversary of the apparitions at Fatima, it is granted and permitted using the Extraordinary Form to celebrate … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Lady Day: The very Feast of the Incarnation

This is the very Feast of the Incarnation. Today we celebrate that moment when our Lord elevated our humanity by taking our human nature into an indestructible bond with His Divinity. In the Incarnation God opened for us the path … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Only the Sorrowful Mysteries during Lent?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Someone told me that during the Lenten season, every day one would pray the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary. True? The wonderful, indulgence-laden prayer of the Most Holy Rosary is prayed in different ways in different … Continue reading

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POLL: 2017 #AshWednesday Ashes and You

Lent is an important season in the yearly cycle of a Catholic Christian’s life.  The inclination toward a feeling of obligation is laudable. The desire to begin the spiritual war of Lent by marking it with ashes is good. Nevertheless, people … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary of Fatima, Your Parishes and You

What are your parishes planning for the months of the 100th anniversary of the Fatima events? Let us know.

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23 January: Feast of the Espousal of Mary and Joseph

I learned from a friend that today is – was – is the Feast of the Espousal of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph. I found an old office in an early rendering of the Breviarium Romanum HERE. Here is … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is ‘Alma Redemptoris Mater’ wrong?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: In general it seems that we only ask God to have mercy on us. This is most clear in litanies of the saints, where the response for a saint is ‘pray for us’, but the response … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: The 100th anniversary of Fatima

From a priest… QUAERITUR: The 100th anniversary of Fatima: I don’t really know anything about the apparition or the message.  I am careful with what I read.  Especially on this topic things can derail into the realm of the kooky … Continue reading

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Hail, thou holy Throne of God

From the 3rd Nocturn of Matins: V. Grant, Lord, a blessing. Benediction. May the Gospel’s holy lection be our safety and protection. Amen. Reading 7 From the Holy Gospel according to Luke Luke 1:26-28 In that time, the angel Gabriel … Continue reading

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St John Paul II on the Rosary and the Family

St. John Paul II wrote in his 2002 Apostolic Letter on the Rosary, Rosarium Virginis Mariae: 6. … A similar need for commitment and prayer arises in relation to another critical contemporary issue: the family, the primary cell of society, increasingly … Continue reading

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“In pensive mood I trod My garden plot one day;…”

Autumn Sighs By Cyril Robert In pensive mood I trod My garden plot one day; October’s smile was weary so! It’s green was gloomy gray. Where are the strains of summer gone? Its sun the livelong day? With sudden sadness … Continue reading

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The Battle of Lepanto (1571) and the Feast of the Holy Rosary

The Battle of Lepanto on 7 October 1571 was the largest naval engagement until Jutland in 1916. 40,000 dead in 4 hours.  There are many famous battles, but most of them come no where near the significance of Lepanto for … Continue reading

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WISCONSIN: Bishops to perform Act of Entrustment of the Faithful of Wisconsin to Mary, Mother of Mercy

The Year of Mercy is drawing to a close.  In the Litany of Loreto, we invoke Mary under the title of Mother of Mercy… Mater misericordiae. On the Feast of the Most Holy Rosary, the bishops of Wisconsin will entrust the … Continue reading

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