Category Archives: Patristiblogging

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

Symbolon Quicumque

I penned this for the Catholic Herald, the UK’s best Catholic weekly.
The mighty foe of Arians, St Athanasius of Alexandria (d 373), Bishop and Doctor of the Church, is celebrated on 2 May in both the newer and the traditional … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 3rd Sunday of Easter (2002MR): “bright like kindled candles, honey sweet”

This Sunday, in the Novus Ordo calendar, is called the 3rd Sunday of Easter. Let’s have a look at the Collect:
This Sunday’s Collect, it seems to me, reflects a conscious attempt on the part of Holy Church to remind us … 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 was sent from God into a … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 152: Bishop Athanasius Schneider on the Five Dubia of the Four Cardinals

You know about the Five Dubia of the Four Cardinals submitted, first privately, now publicly to His Holiness Pope Francis about Chapter 8 of Amoris laetitia.
I have another PODCAzT about Bp. Schneider on Amoris laetitia.  HERE
The Four Cardinal and their questions have … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 24th and Last Sunday after Pentecost: Beg His help. Beg His mercy. Praise Him for His gifts.

This Sunday is the Last Sunday of the liturgical year.
In the traditional Roman calendar, we use the texts from the 24th Sunday, which is always the Last Sunday of the liturgical year … even when it isn’t.
It is a little … Continue reading

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“No one may share in the Eucharist except those who believe in the truth of our teachings…”

A reading from the first apology of Justin Martyr in defense of the Christians, c. 100-165
No one may share in the Eucharist except those who believe in the truth of our teachings and have been washed in the bath which … Continue reading

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Assumption – The 4th Glorious Mystery

As today, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we are to begin the 54 Day Novena it is appropriate to share again something I put together back in 2006 for my “Patristic Rosary Project”.  I drill into … Continue reading

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Do not speak to me, He says, of the difficulties you will face, for “I am with you!”

[B]ecause he had enjoined on them great things, to raise their courage He reassures them that He will be with then always, “even to the end of the world.”  Now do you see the relation of His glory to His … Continue reading

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Patristic Annunciation

This year the Sacred Triduum fell across the 25 March Feast of the Annunciation.  Therefore, our celebration of the Annunciation was translated to the next available day, the day after the close of the Octave of Easter.
Once upon a time … Continue reading

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Did the young Christ apologize for being “lost” in Jerusalem?

I’ve been so busy in the last days that I haven’t paid much attention to some news stories floating around out there… and I have been the happier for it.
One story, however, could use some drilling, because it is causing … Continue reading

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