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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
Today is Saturday after Ash Wednesday. Lent is underway but this is still our last day within its Lent’s narthex.
GO TO CONFESSION!
Today we hear about basketball hoops, epitaphs, wealth and wickedness and better requests.
Augustine of Hippo:
My child, why do you … Continue reading
Today is Friday after Ash Wednesday. Lent is underway but we are still within its narthex.
GO TO CONFESSION!
Today we hear about packing for short trips, illegal burials, and renewing filial abandonment.
Augustine of Hippo:
We prepare ourselves spectacularly for a short trip, … Continue reading
Over at the National Schismatic Reporter, the journal of record for heretics and schismatics everywhere (aka Fishwrap), there is an article by one Richard Gaillardetz, the “Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology at Boston College”, ostensibly about women, ordination and … Continue reading
Today is the final “peak” arising from the liturgical cycle of Advent/Christmas/Epiphany. Today, called in the traditional way and according to the older Roman calendar the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Holy Church would cease to … Continue reading
I have been thinking through the “gun” controversy. I am also thinking about what it means for me, a priest.
For example, what does a concealed carry weapon (CCW) mean for a priest versus for a layperson?
Some people will bring up … Continue reading
I am continuing with my 5 minute daily podcasts to help your preparation for the upcoming feast.
And so, here is ADVENTCAzT 20, for Friday of the 3rd Week of Advent.
“Δόξα Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ καὶ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι.
Καὶ νῦν καὶ ἀεί καὶ … Continue reading
Here is a little Patristiblogger offering for your midday consideration.
This morning a priest friend and I were talking about the problems of leadership and being hated, loved, or feared.
Classic question: Is it better to be loved or feared?
Machiavelli had his … Continue reading