Category Archives: Patristiblogging

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

WDTPRS Sunday after Ascension (’62): We have not been terrified by chains!

Today’s prayer survived the Consilium’s scissor and gluepot ministrations to live in the 2002 Missale Romanum as the alternative Collect for Mass on the day of Ascension. Rather, the Collect rose to new life in the 2002 edition. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Ascension – Our humanity, “raised beyond the heights of archangels”

On my planet, this coming Sunday is the 7th Sunday after Easter, Ascension Thursday having fallen on Thursday.
In most places Ascension Thursday has been transferred to Sunday, but not with malice.  The notion the bishops had was to expose more … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Hands under a cloth during Communion

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I have attended Mass in the Extraordinary Form fairly often in several US and UK cities over the past decade, and I was surprised to observe something new. An Institute of Christ the King church near me has … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 3rd Sunday of Easter – your beehive

This Sunday’s Collect, it seems to me, reflects a conscious attempt on the part of Holy Church to remind us of the Easter Vigil.
The prayer has antecedents in both the Veronese and Gelasian sacramentaries, though it is not in pre-Conciliar … Continue reading

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Venice Day 9 – Of St. Athanasius and risotto

This morning we had our Mass at Santo Stefano, quite beautiful though dark on this dark, gray, rainy day.
Some Tintoretto… you know… same ol’…

Okay, forget about the Tintoretto.   It poured incessantly for the whole morning and way into the … Continue reading

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OLDIE PASCHALCAzT 51: Easter Thursday – You who arrive only at the eleventh hour

From 2011:
These 5 minute daily podcasts are intended to give you a small boost every day and a little insight into Easter and its Octave.
Today is Wednesday in the Octave of Easter. Happy Easter to all!
The Roman Station is Dodici … Continue reading

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OLDIE PASCHALCAzT 50: Easter Wednesday – You are like a new colony of bees

FROM 2011:
These 5 minute daily podcasts are intended to give you a small boost every day and a little insight into Easter and its Octave.
Today is Wednesday in the Octave of Easter. Happy Easter to all!
The Roman Station is St. … Continue reading

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IMPORTANT: THREE major Catholic media sources publish SAME response to Card. Kasper!

Something highly unusual and highly important happened today.
An opinion piece, the same opinion piece, was published simultaneously in three media outlets, the UK’s best Catholic weekly The Catholic Herald, the National Catholic Register, and ZENIT. Two print and one internet only.  One … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 04: Saturday after Ash Wednesday

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Today is Saturday after Ash Wednesday.  We are for one more day in the “narthex” of Lent.
GO TO CONFESSION!

With this audio offering, I continue a series of daily podcasts for Lent.  They are intended to … Continue reading

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Of St. Sebastian, Dufay, St. Ambrose, and Debussy

Today in the traditional Roman calendar is the Feast of Sts. Fabian and Sebastian, martyrs.
St. Pope Fabian was slain in 250 during the persecutions of Decius.
St. Sebastian, famous in sacred art for his arrow ridden body, was a Roman soldier … Continue reading

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