Category Archives: Patristiblogging

Formerly NAPLAM – For Patristibloggers – blog posts concerning the Fathers of the Church

PASCHALCAzT 49 – Easter Tuesday: Christ won it, but we can lose it

It’s Easter  Tuesday. Christ is risen! Alleluia!  The Octave is underway. Today we some of my own musings, along with support from St. Leo the Great in the 5th century.  When you are right, you are right!

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PASCHALCAzT 47 – Easter Sunday: Leave the shrouds in the tomb

It’s Easter Sunday. Christ is risen! Alleluia! Today we hear from Fulton Sheen something that might disturb us, even on this beautiful day. Then, from the 7th century, a rush of joy.

In honor of Notre-Dame de Paris, something from … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2019 42 – Tuesday of Holy Week: It wasn’t a suggestion

Today is Tuesday of Holy Week.  The Roman Station is Santa Prisca. St. Gregory of Nazinazus scares the tar out of us.

In honor of Notre-Dame de Paris, something from a disc of music from the Maitrise de Notre-Dame … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2019 21 – Tuesday of the 3rd Week of Lent: From the very threshold

These daily 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season. Today is the Tuesday of the 3rd Week of Lent. St. Ambrose talks to us … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2019 16 – Thursday in the 2nd Week: “Don’t give me heaven! Instead give me…”

These daily 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season. Today is Thursday in the 2nd Week of Lent.    St. John Chrysostom instructs us about … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 2018 21: “Jesus wanted to be born in a manger.”

Once again this year I 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 21, for Saturday in the 3rd Week of Advent. … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 2018 16: O Antiphons

Once again this year I 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 16, for Monday of the 3rd Week of Advent. … Continue reading

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The bones of St. Ambrose examined and verified

I put on my patristicist cap today with super excitement.  I saw at NLM Greg DiPippo’s spiffy post which conveys news from Italian media about forensic analysis of the bones of St. Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor, who died in 397.  … Continue reading

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6 September: St. Zechariah, Old Testament Prophet

Today is the feast of St. Zachariah, the prophet of the Old Testament. Here is the entry in the Martyrologium Romanum with a translation. 1. Commemoratio sancti Zachariae, prophetae, qui populum de exsilio in terra promissionis reversurum prophetavit eique regis … Continue reading

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“Whatsoever new and unheard-of doctrine you shall find to have been furtively introduced” is “permitted as a trial”.

When confusing things happen that leave people upset, legitimately, I have often written that that we should stay calm.   This is for several reasons. Each horrid thing that clerics do or strange thing they say is further proof that this … Continue reading

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The Annunciation – The 1st Joyful Mystery

Because the vagaries of your planet’s progress around your yellow sun, and because of the whirling of it’s largest satellite, this year the Feast of the Annunciation fell on Palm Sunday.  Hence, our celebration of this great mystery has been … Continue reading

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Bp. Schneider of Kazakhstan on Archbp. Lefebvre of the SSPX

The best English language vaticanista today is Edward Pentin.  He has an interview with Bp. Athanasius Schneider today at the National Catholic Register (that’s the good one that begins with “National”).  HERE The whole thing is worth reading. However, I … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Epiphany Collect: Liturgy should be “epiphany”, wherein we encounter transforming mystery.

In the Novus Ordo calendar Epiphany (which is supposed to be 12 days after Christmas – the reason it is called “Twelfth Night”) is sometimes moved to the Sunday.  I suppose that they reasoned that more people would celebrate the important … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Does Pope Francis really want to change the Lord’s Prayer?

First, if liturgical translations frustrate you, just use Latin.  It is, after all, the official language of worship of the Roman Catholic Church. I have had a couple dozen panicked or confused emails, and a few more that are simply curious, … Continue reading

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What is the best translation of St. Augustine’s “Confessions”?

On this glorious feast of St. Augustine, allow me to repost an answer to a question I get fairly often and answer off the blog: QUAERITUR: What is the best translation of St. Augustine’s Confessions? It depends a little on who … Continue reading

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