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Ideas for your ADVENT season of preparation

Advent starts in a few days, on 3 December.
You might consider reading (or reading again) Benedict XVI’s third volume of Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives.  It is shorter than the other two volumes, and there are riches within.
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Thank you, Pope Benedict

Your Holiness, thank you for Summorum Pontificum.
Since the late 80’s I had the pleasure of speaking with you about these matters, and I think I know your mind on them and motives.
You gave us a great and timely gift.
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ASK FATHER: Is the TLM / Usus Antiquior dead? Forever stuck in 1962?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
In thinking about Benedict XVI’s teaching on the liturgy it wondered me if the TLM/Usus antiquior is a dead liturgy per se? If liturgy ought to grow (be reformed?) *organically* (as opposed to post-Vatican II “reform”), is the Tridentine mass now … Continue reading

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New Book of Benedict XVI’s collected sermons on the priesthood

This has gone immediately on my wishlists.
It seems to be slated for publication on 1 August.
Some of his books include an appendices of sermons. It will be great to have them in one volume.
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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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A First Things article recommended, about Pope Benedict

Be clear before reading: It is not complimentary toward Pope Francis (which might bother some) or toward Card. Kasper (which shouldn’t bother anyone).
That aside, the useful piece includes background on the dispute between Card. Ratzinger and Card. Kasper with his … Continue reading

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Hate-filled lib liturgist attacks Benedict XVI for his praise of Card. Sarah

Recently Pope Benedict penned a short piece for a future re-printing of Card. Sarah’s splendid book on silence.
Predictably, the liberal hate machine has lashed out at Benedict, just as they lashed out at Card. Sarah last year when he suggested … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI SPEAKS: “With Cardinal Sarah, a master of silence and of interior prayer, the liturgy is in good hands.

In the spirit of GMTA… Great Minds Think Alike… I offer you the following.
Benedict XVI has written a brief essay as an afterword for a future re-printing of Robert Card. Sarah’s great book The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship … Continue reading

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URGENT: Benedict XVI’s new text about Sacred Liturgy – The Russian Preface™

For years I have contended that if we do not revitalize our sacred liturgical worship, every initiative we undertake as a Church will wither and face.  Everything we do must start in worship and must be brought back to liturgical worship.  We must … Continue reading

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PASCHALCAzT 2017 47 – EASTER SUNDAY: The Resurrection

Today is Easter Sunday.  I wish you and yours a blessed and grace-filled season..
Today’s Roman Station, for the Mass during the day, is St. Mary Major.
Today you hear from the beautiful Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, whose special apostolate … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 46 – Holy Saturday: The Paschal Candle

Today is Holy Saturday.
 
There is no Mass during the day, so there is no Roman Station for the day.  For the Vigil of Easter the Station is St John Lateran.
Go to church!  Participate in the holy rites of the most … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 45 – Good Friday: The Water and the Blood

Today is Good Friday.
The Roman Station is Santa Croce in Gerusalemme.
Examine your consciences, please, and….
GO TO CONFESSION!
Today, spectacular chant for Good Friday.
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LENTCAzT 2017 26 – 4th Sunday of Lent – Laetare: The finger that taught the world

Today is the Fourth Sunday of Lent, called Laetare Sunday from the first word of the first chant of the Mass.  The Roman Station is Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, where the relics of the Passsion are preserved.
GO TO CONFESSION!
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LENTCAzT 2017 25 – Saturday of the 3rd Week of Lent: Left Hand… Right Hand

Today is Saturday in the 3rd Week of Lent.  It is Lady Day, but these podcasts are about Lent, so let’s stick to Lent.  The Roman Station is Santa Susanna (under renovation, so it is celebrated this year at Santa Maria … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 11 – Ember Saturday – 1st Week of Lent: Beware The Rust of External Formalism

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These daily 5 minute podcasts for Lent are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season and to thank the benefactors who help me and this blog.
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