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Three years ago… Sede Vacante

Three years ago today, Pope Benedict XVI abdicated. My posts from that sad, remarkable day, HERE. For your interest and edification, Benedict’s Last Official Speech.

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LENTCAzT 14 – Tuesday of the 2nd Week of Lent: Benedict XVI’s Final Angelus

It is Tuesday of the 2nd Week of Lent. These 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a daily boost in your discipline during this holy season, Lent.

 http://www.wdtprs.com/lentcazt16/14_lentcazt16.mp3 I provide these podcasts again this year in gratitude to benefactors who … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 07 – Tuesday of 1st Week of Lent: Looking evil in the face

It is Tuesday in the 1st Week of Lent. We have emerged from Lent’s “narthex” into the greater season. These 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a daily boost in your discipline during this holy season, Lent.

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LENTCAzT 05: 1st Sunday of Lent: The salvific sense of sin

It is the 1st Sunday of Lent. We have emerged from Lent’s “narthex” into the greater season. These 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a daily boost in your discipline during this holy season, Lent. One of the … Continue reading

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11 February 2013: Benedict XVI announced abdication

On this dark day in 2013, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he was to resign his office at Bishop of Rome.  He would step down on 28 February. He announced to a hastily assembled consistory of Cardinals and others: Dear Brothers, … Continue reading

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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: […] One of the basic characteristics of a shepherd … 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 … 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 … 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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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 … Continue reading

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