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ADVENTCAzT 11: “Let your words be their own defense”

Here is ADVENTCAzT 11, for Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Advent. Pointed words today from a great Doctor of the Church about teaching with unmistakable clarity of meaning. These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 10: Every person is a precious mystery…

Here is ADVENTCAzT 10, for Tuesday of the 2nd Week of Advent. These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord, are a token of gratitude … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 09: Everything can be sanctified

Here is ADVENTCAzT 09, for Monday of the 2nd Week of Advent. There is a quote within a quote today, from Shakespeare’s As You Like It, II, i. These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 08: Little drummer boys

Here is ADVENTCAzT 08, for the 2nd Sunday of Advent. This presents a little identity prod for priests… and for lay people to remember who their priests are.  How are you to see them? These 5 minute offerings, to help … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 07: ‘If only things were different…”

Here is ADVENTCAzT 07, for Saturday in the 1st Week of Advent. These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord, are a token of gratitude … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 06: Silence

Here is ADVENTCAzT 06, for Friday in the 1st Week of Advent. These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord, are a token of gratitude … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 05: Waiting… Hoping…

ALL: I am grateful for the feedback I’ve been getting on these podcasts.  Thanks! Here is ADVENTCAzT 05, for Thursday in the 1st Week of Advent. These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 04: Suffering and Second Chances

Here is ADVENTCAzT 04, for Wednesday in the 1st Week of Advent. These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord, are a token of gratitude … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 03: Francis’ Admonition to Priests

Here is ADVENTCAzT 03, for Tuesday in the 1st Week of Advent. These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord, are a token of gratitude … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Annual Rant On Blue Vestments

The use of blue vestments during Advent has been dying out for several years as the aging hippies drop.  However, inspired by Pope Francis, perhaps we shouldn’t be so rigid and just – what the heck – use them anyway? … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 02: Waiting

Here is ADVENTCAzT 02, for Monday in the 1st Week of Advent. These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord, are a token of gratitude … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 01: Sitting… doing…

This year I once again offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord. Here is ADVENTCAzT 01, for the 1st Sunday of Advent. These 5 … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 00: Preparation and You

This year I once again offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord. Here is ADVENTCAzT 00, for Saturday before the 1st Vespers of Advent. … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 1st Sunday of Advent (Novus Ordo): They are His but they are ours

We’ve come around this weekend to the 1st Sunday of Advent, the beginning of a new liturgical year. In the newer, post-Conciliar calendar this Sunday is back to back with the Solemnity of Christ the King, honoring the future Second … Continue reading

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A parish TURNS TOWARD THE LORD for Advent

I had a note from a priest that St. Joseph the Worker in Berkeley, CA is going ad orientem as of Advent. What I found most interesting, is something that the pastor wrote to the people before he gets into explanations of the … Continue reading

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