Tag Archives: Ascension Thursday

Catholic Herald: A priest on the loss of the sense of sacred time.

I offered you a rant about the transfer of Ascension Thursday to Sunday.  I think it is a mistake because, a) it is contrary to a liturgical tradition since the 4th century, b) it is contrary to Scripture, c) it … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Ascension Thursday/Sunday obligation when travelling. Complicated!

From a reader:
Does one’s obligation to assist at Mass on a Solemnity follow the prescriptions of the diocese where you’re currently located, or do you follow the prescriptions of your home diocese? I will be in Philadelphia on business on … Continue reading

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The Ascension and Feet

There are many images of the Lord’s Ascension to heaven.
The one’s I like the most are the medieval depictions which show the Apostles and Mary looking up and all you see above are a pair of lordly Feet.

A commentator, below, … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s annual rant about Ascension Thursday Sunday

We know with holy and Catholic Faith that what was not assumed, was not redeemed (St. Gregory of Nazianzus – +389/90).
Our humanity, body and soul, was taken by the Son into an unbreakable bond with His divinity.
When Christ rose from … Continue reading

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