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Today is Friday of the 3rd Week of Lent.
We hear about the ancient Roman Station church, San Lorenzo in Lucia (the Titular Basilica of Card. Ranjith!), the Collects in both forms of the Roman Rite, and then have something from … Continue reading
Today is Thursday of the 3rd Week of Lent.
We hear about the ancient Roman Station church, the fascinating Sts. Cosmas and Damian by the Roman Forum, the Collects in both forms of the Roman Rite (the older form mentions the … Continue reading
Today is Wednesday of the 3rd Week of Lent. [I fixed the intro. I was really tired when I made this. If listened to it before I adjusted it, the older version might still be in your cache.]
We hear about … Continue reading
Today is Tuesday of the 3rd Week of Lent.
We hear about the Station, the Collects, and then have something from Benedict XVI and by St. John Chrysostom.
God thirsts for our faith and wants us to find the source of … Continue reading
Today is Tuesday of the 2nd Week of Lent.
Today we hear about the Station, listen to Pope Benedict’s reflection on the Transfiguration, and hear St. Augustine’s sound warning to take care of our little boats.
A taste of Augustine from the … Continue reading
Today is Thursday of the 1st Week of Lent.
Today we hear from Pope Leo the Great (+461) his successor Pope Benedict XVI. How can we not focus on him during these last days of his pontificate? A taste…
If you do … Continue reading
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Today is Tuesday of the 1st Week of Lent.
Listen for the subtle difference in the collects for Holy Mass in the Ordinary and the Extraordinary Forms. They are similar, but a change was made in … Continue reading
COLLECT (Usus Recentior)
Respice, Domine, familiam tuam, et praesta,
ut apud te mens nostra tuo desiderio fulgeat,
quae se corporalium moderatione castigat.
Today’s prayer was in the 1962 Missale Romanum and, long before that, in the so-called ancient “Gregorian Sacramentary“. This has been “adapted” … Continue reading
Today is the 1st Sunday of Lent. We are out of Lent’s narthex and well underway.
Today we hear about being proud of yourself for observing Lent and about Christ’s determination to save us.
If you have fasted for two days, … Continue reading
Hell’s Bible published something by the execrable Garry Wills, who hates the Church and the Pope.
His opinions are what you would expect from an angry Irish ex-Catholic. Blah blah blah. But, in case you bother to read him, don’t let … Continue reading