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Where were you 4 years ago?

Where were you four years ago.  This is the fourth anniversary of Pope Benedict’s announcement that he would abdicate. My blog that day HERE You might also remember that on 11 February 2013 lightning struck St. Peter’s Basilica. The photo from Agence … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Mass texts for Pope Benedict

From a priest… QUAERITUR: While I mourn the resignation of Pope Benedict I also mourn the fact that there is no particular Mass text with which I can pray for his health. If there were to be a Mass for … Continue reading

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OLDIE: Fanon Alert! Benedict XVI and Christmas Mass

From 24 December 2012, of happy memory…. His Holiness has his fanon again for the First Mass of Christmas. Nice to see. More on the fanon, hated by liberals and the ungodly, HERE.

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ADVENTCAzT 28: He is still being born in other Bethlehems of the world

Here is ADVENTCAzT 28, for Saturday, Christmas Eve Day. What Christ did in His own human nature in Galilee, He is doing today. These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 26: Virgins

Here is ADVENTCAzT 26, for Thursday of the 4th Week of Advent. Virgins. 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 for … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 24: Stupid egotists

Here is ADVENTCAzT 24, for Tuesday of the 4th Week of Advent. What might be the benefit of lots of education? Fulton Sheen explains the situation. These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 21: The Golden Blossom

Here is ADVENTCAzT 21, for Saturday of the 3rd Week of Advent.  The heavy time of Advent is here and thus we begin the great O Antiphons. I found a wonderful Advent sermon originally in Old English at the site A Clerk … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 20: It is not what you preach, it is what you tolerate.

Here is ADVENTCAzT 20, for Friday of the 3rd Week of Advent. Advice from the military for our leaders in the Church.  When we lower standards and tolerate low standards, the low standard become the new standard.  A hermeneutic for your reading … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 19: Millions of favors are hanging from heaven on silken cords

Here is ADVENTCAzT 19, for Thursday of the 3rd Week of Advent. A “cutting” remark from Fulton Sheen. These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord, are … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 18: Open the blinds

Here is ADVENTCAzT 18, for Wednesday of the 3rd Week of Advent. Shedding light on the situation. 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 … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 17: Joseph, lieber Joseph mein

Here is ADVENTCAzT 17, for Tuesday of the 3rd Week of Advent. Let’s spend some time looking at dear St. Joseph. These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 15: Rejoice!

Here is ADVENTCAzT 15, for Gaudete Sunday the 3rd of Advent. Today we hear from Pope Benedict, who talks about the Virgin’s “Yes!” These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z rants: Our worship, therefore our identity, needs orthotics.

I receive this from a reader…  I thought you might be interested in this; it at least is new to me. In Waterbury, Connecticut this morning, I came across this version of “Now Thank We All Our God” in WLP’s … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI commented again on turning toward the ‘East’ for liturgical worship

In the recent number of the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, there is a blurb which informs us that Benedict XVI contributed some text for a book on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the election of … Continue reading

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NORTH KOREA: Christians ‘Hung On A Cross Over Fire’, Steamrollered And Crushed To Death

Pope Benedict XVI’s 1st Message for the World Day for Peace in 2006, HERE, had some remarkable content. Unlike many of these messages for various and sundry Days that litter the calendar, this one is worth reading. In this Message, … Continue reading

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