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Category Archives: Patristiblogging
St. Augustine, in one of his tough sermons to his flock, spoke about the heavy responsibility of teaching a message that was hard for people to hear and accept. He invoked the stern warning in Ezekiel 3 about … Continue reading
In the National Gallery in London, you will find a painting by Velazquez entitled Christ in the House of Martha and Mary. I never fail to visit it when I visit that gallery and that painting when I … Continue reading
Here is my latest hecatomb for The Wanderer to which you may subscribe digitally.
I worked my way through an examination of the new, corrected translation of the Order of Mass, including the Roman Canon. Then I returned to look at, … Continue reading
Today, looking for things about the Sanctus, I ran across this, which priests could incorporate into an examination of conscience:
From Book VI On the priesthood by St. John Chrysostom. My emphases:
4. […] What manner of man ought [the priest] to … Continue reading
Today is the feast of St. James the Apostle. This is James, the son of Zebedee and brother of John. He and John were nicknamed “Boanerges“, “Sons of Thunder”. James is the only Apostle whose martyrdom is recorded in … Continue reading
I just finished writing a column for The Wanderer. In this week’s burnt offering I was looking at the intercessions made after the consecration during the 3rd Eucharistic Prayer. Here is something of what I wrote:
There is one mediator between … Continue reading
The Fathers of the Church had a real horror of schism. Schismatics were dissenters who causes disunity. Jerome wrote:
Between heresy and schism there is this difference, that heresy perverts dogma, while schism, by rebellion against the bishop, separates from the … Continue reading
The Gospel in today’s Mass in the Extraordinary Form, by which we celebrate the Octave of Pentecost, relates how the Lord healed the paralytic in Luke 5: 17-26:
At that time, it came to pass on one of the days, that … Continue reading
Back in 2008 I made some PODCAzTs for each day of the Octave of Pentecost. For Pentecost Thursday you can go here.
The Gospel for Mass is from Luke 9:1-6:
At that time, having summoned the twelve apostles, Jesus gave them … Continue reading
I have been wondering what to do with the blog and I have decided will soon to return to my Patristic roots, my Patristiblogger roots, for a time. I will tackle St. Augustine’s Homilies on the First Epistle of John. … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Deus, qui et iustis praemia meritorum
et peccatoribus veniam per paenitentiam praebes,
tuis supplicibus miserere,
ut reatus nostri confessio
indulgentiam valeat percipere delictorum.
In the Gelasianum Vetus for Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Lent we find “Omnipotens sempiterne deus, qui et iustis praemia … Continue reading
Many dioceses are having to close parishes. Now and then a bishop needs to discipline parishes which go renegade. It sometimes happens that groups of Catholics just go do their own thing.
This got me thinking about a sermon of … Continue reading
I haven’t posted anything about the feeder activity lately.
Here is an action shot!
This Blue Jay does not like the other flying competition.
Mr. Indigo Bunting likes millet.
A nice shot of a young female Oriole. Most of … Continue reading
Here is a resumption of my entry in the 2006 Patristic Rosary Project for the:
4th Glorious Mystery: The Assumption
We do not know for sure if the Blessed Virgin Mary died and was assumed body and soul into heaven … Continue reading
Tomorrow is a great day for the Roman Church and the Catholic Church throughout the world.
Because tomorrow is an important feast, Holy Church has designated a vigil. And vigils were always times of restraint and penance in preparation … Continue reading