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“The legalization of the termination of pregnancy is none other than the authorization given to an adult, with the approval of an established law, to take the lives of children yet unborn and thus incapable of defending themselves. It is difficult to imagine a more unjust situation, and it is very difficult to speak of obsession in a matter such as this, where we are dealing with a fundamental imperative of every good conscience — the defense of the right to life of an innocent and defenseless human being.”
- Bl. John Paul II
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Category Archives: LENT
Today’s Collect was in the ancient Veronese and Gelasian Sacramentaries, and so it represents the best of the liturgical tradition of the early Church in Rome, formed out of the cultural, intellectual, spiritual milieu of the era.
Omnipotens sempiterne Deus,
infirmitatem nostram … Continue reading
The Latin 2002 Missale Romanum restored the ancient custom of the Oratio super populum at the end of Mass. It had been stripped out of the Novus Ordo by the liturgical engineers. When the new, corrected translation goes into effect, … Continue reading
Where does today’s Collect come from? It is present in the Hadrianum and Paduense manuscripts of the so-called “Gregorian Sacramentary“.
“But Father! But Father!”, I am sure you say all the time. “What on earth is that?”.
The Roman usage over … Continue reading
The Roman Station for Ash Wednesday is Santa Sabina on the Aventine Hill.
The Collect in the 2002 Missale Romanum, is an ancient prayer found in the Gelasian Sacramentary for the Vigil of Pentecost.
It is also among the prayers for the … Continue reading
In our traditional Roman calendar tomorrow, Sunday, is Quinquagesima, Latin for the symbolic “Fiftieth” day before Easter. Today is one of the pre-Lenten Sundays which prepare us for the discipline of Lent. The priest’s vestments are purple. … Continue reading
I hammered out and sent in a column for The Wanderer today. Here is something I included this week (modified for the blog):
Latin Fathers such as St. Leo the Great saw the season of Lent in sacramental terms.
The whole season … Continue reading
Today is Sexagesimus Sunday. Ash Wednesday is but a week and a half away.
“Remember man that thou art dust and unto dust thou shalt return.”
I am sure you are making your plans for your Lenten practices. No, really… I’m sure … Continue reading
Here is an oldie but goodie. Updated for 2010.
From a reader:
There is a parish in our diocese that is advertising (in the bulletin and even in the diocesan paper) a 4:00 p.m. Easter Vigil. Are there ANY circumstances … Continue reading
Passiontide is around the corner.
How are you doing with your Lent?
Your voting is entirely anonymous and, to my knowledge, cannot be traced by me or followed back.
Feel free to describe your experience, share or add tips, and give each other … Continue reading