Category Archives: PODCAzT

PODCAzT 158: Catholicism and Capital Punishment

Pope Francis recently made statements about capital punishment which are the cause of much discussion.  While invoking “development of doctrine” he seems to contradict established Church teaching about the death penalty. It is as if His Holiness would harmonize these two statements: Capital … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 157: Pius XII – Ingruentium malorum – On reciting the Rosary

National Catholic Register on 1 Oct 2017 had a terrific article which brought to my attention again an 1951 Encyclical of Pius XII 1951, Ingruentium malorum, on the recitation of the Rosary. The article by Joseph Pronechen is rightly called prophetic. As … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 156 – Josef Seifert on The Persecution of Orthdoxy

Today at First Things there is a powerful and persuasive piece by Josef Seifert, former Dietrich von Hildebrand Chair of Realist Phenomenology at the International Academy of Philosophy in Spain. It is clear that there is now a not so subtle … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 155: Latin Forms of Absolution, Vetus and Novus Ordo

From a priest…. QUAERITUR: Fr. Z, Grace and peace. Do you have an audio pronunciation of the absolution prayer (1962) or know of a link? Thanks for the question. Here is a brief PODCAzT, which can also be a PRAYERCAzT, … Continue reading

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Advice from a saint, praise for a priest, explanation for a practice

According to the Novus Ordo calendar, today is the Feast of St. Alphonsus Liguori.  In the traditional calendar it falls tomorrow.  He is a Doctor of the Church, whose writings set the Church’s approach to moral theology on a healthy … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 154: Card. Sarah in La Nef on 10th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum

Recently the great Robert Card. Sarah had a piece in the French magazine La Nef.  Only fragments were out on the interwebs.   I eventually got my hands on the entire thing in French.  I now also have a translation … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard during the Holy Mass in fulfillment your of Sunday Obligation? Let us know. Here’s what I said (below).  This Sunday took me by surprise.  I had assumed that I didn’t have … Continue reading

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OLDIE PODCAzT 87 (2009): The Pentecost Sequence dissected – Veni Sancte Spiritus

Here is an oldie PODCAzT made back in 2009.  Tempus fugit. ___ I started this one thinking that I could make a fast audio project and then move on.  Ha! In this PODCAzT I dissect the Pentecost Sequence, Veni Sancte … Continue reading

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PASCHALCAzT 2017 54 – Low Sunday “in albis”: Peace be to you!

Today is the Octave of Easter, Low Sunday.  I wish you and yours a blessed and grace-filled Octave. This is the last podcast of the 2017 Lent and Easter cycle. Today’s Roman Station is the San Pancrazio.

Today, a favorite … Continue reading

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PASCHALCAzT 2017 53 – Easter Saturday: Mercy

Today is Easter Saturday.  I wish you and yours a blessed and grace-filled Octave. This is the penultimate podcast of the 2017 Lent and Easter cycle. Today’s Roman Station is the St. John Lateran.

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PASCHALCAzT 2017 52 – Easter Friday: Such is Jesus Christ

Today is Easter Friday.  I wish you and yours a blessed and grace-filled Octave. This is the ante-penultimate podcast of the 2017 Lent and Easter cycle. Today’s Roman Station is the St. Mary of the Martyrs, the Pantheon.

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PASCHALCAzT 2017 51 – Easter Thursday: Hristos Anesti!

Today is Easter Thursday.  I wish you and yours a blessed and grace-filled Octave. Today’s Roman Station is the Basilica of the Twelve Apostles.

Easterners sing to us. Meanwhile, if you don’t have it yet…. US HERE – UK HERE  

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PASCHALCAzT 2017 50 – Easter Wednesday: My joy and my crown!

Today is Easter Wednesday.  I wish you and yours a blessed and grace-filled Octave. Today’s Roman Station is St. Lawrence outside-the-walls.

Today you hear chant from the schola cantorum of which I was a member back in the day. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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PASCHALCAzT 2017 49 – Easter Tuesday: My Lord and my God

Today is Easter Tuesday.  I wish you and yours a blessed and grace-filled Octave. Today’s Roman Station is St. Paul’s outside-the-walls.

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PASCHALCAzT 2017 48 – Easter Monday: Experience the Octave

Today is Easter Monday, “Pasquetta”.  I wish you and yours a blessed and grace-filled Octave. Today’s Roman Station, for the Mass during the day, is St. Peter’s Basilica.

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