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Another gift idea: help the Monks of Norcia!

One of the best monastic communities of men that I know are the outstanding Benedictine Monks in Norcia, the presumed birthplace of St. Benedict in Umbria.
These are the monks who put their sung hours and Masses online on demand HERE
These … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Liturgical Seasons are upside down, Down Under

From a reader:
G’day Fr,
Your post on the blessing of grapes got me thinking.
Are any provisions available for those in the Southern Hemisphere to transfer seasonal dates for their proper use?
These important Feasts and blessings that the Church makes available to … Continue reading

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12/12/12

12/12/12 …
is the day on which we will ever see, in this earthly life, such a repetitive date.
 

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REVIEW: Norcia Benedictines’ cool new calendar

I think the Benedictine monks at Norcia are wonderful.
They revived the Benedictine tradition, in a traditional way, in the place where St. Benedict is said to have been born. They make available, on demand, recordings of some of their sung … Continue reading

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Updating the Traditional Roman Calendar (Extraordinary Form)

Something has to be done.
I am a firm believer that the Extraordinary Form must not be tinkered with right now.  We need a long period of stability so that the right sort of “gravitational pull” of the Ordinary and the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

From a reader:
According to the Liturgy of the Hours note for the Baptism of the Lord this feast is to be omitted when Epiphany falls on a Sunday with a date of January 7 or 8. In the Ordo for … Continue reading

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REVIEW: 2011 Angelus Press Calendar

The kind folks at Angelus Press sent me again this year their wall calendar.

This year the calendar features beautiful photos of the illicit but valid ordinations to the priesthood of some of their members, and, it appears, a benedictine monk … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Ember Days with the Novus Ordo

From a reader:
I was wondering if you could help me out. Are Ember days optional in the Pauline Mass? I ask because a friend of mine says hat they have been done away with in the Pauline Mass because they’re … Continue reading

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St. Haggai, prophet, and a note about a calendar

Many Old Testament figures are accounted as saints by the Catholic Church.
Today is the commemoration of St. Haggai, one of the twelve prophets of the Old Testament.
Here is his entry in the Roman Martyrology:
1. Commemoratio sancti Aggaei, prophetae, qui, … Continue reading

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The birthday of the City

Today is the birthday of Rome!
Today Rome was (traditionally) founded in 753 BC.
“But Father! But Father!”, I am sure you are about to muse, skeptically.  “How could we possibly know that date so exactly?  After all, the records aren’t really … Continue reading

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