Tag Archives: Benedict XVI

Benedict XVI 10 years ago: “Pray for me…”

My friend Fr. Rutler reminded me today that 10 years ago yesterday, 24 April, Pope Benedict XVI, during his sermon for the beginning of his too brief pontificate, said, among other:
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One of the basic characteristics of a shepherd must be … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Using the traditional offertory prayers in the Novus Ordo. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader…
I know a who uses the Old Offertory Prayers when he says an Ordinary Form Mass. Is this okay for a priest to do? Is it a liturgical abuse?
The legislation which covers the use of the Extraordinary Form spells … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 46: Holy Saturday of the Triduum

I am very late in posting this, but better late than never!
Today is Holy Saturday.

Here is another 5 minute daily podcast for Lent, and now the Triduum.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 44: Holy Thursday of the Triduum

Today is Holy Thursday
So… GO TO CONFESSION!
How long has it been?

Here is another 5 minute daily podcast for Lent.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy … Continue reading

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Pope Francis and “doctors of the law”

Here is an interesting contrast.
First, a snip from an off-the-cuff, non-Magisterial remark of Pope Francis during a daily homily.  Note his disparaging words about “doctors of the law”.

Hmmm… it seems to me that there is something missing.  Of course these … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 12: 2nd Sunday of Lent

Today is the 2nd Sunday of Lent.
Reminder: GO TO CONFESSION!
How long has it been?

Here is another 5 minute daily podcast for Lent.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own … Continue reading

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Two years ago… Sede Vacante

Two years ago today, Pope Benedict XVI abdicated.
My posts from that sad, remarkable day, HERE.

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LENTCAzT 06: Monday of the 1st Week of Lent

Today is Monday of the 1st Week of Lent.
Reminder: GO TO CONFESSION!
How long has it been?

Here is another 5 minute daily podcast for Lent.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your … Continue reading

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2nd anniversary of Benedict XVI’s resignation

Today is the 2nd anniversary of one of the saddest days I can recall in the life of the Church. Benedict XVI announced his resignation. At first, I didn’t believe it. Then I watched the video.
The Catholic Herald has a … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 25: “If there is a child in your midst…”

Here is a 5-minute, daily podcast – today for Wednesday of the 4th Week of Advent, the Vigil of the Nativity of Our Lord- to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your personal meeting with the … Continue reading

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