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Fr. Z’s annual rant about Ascension Thursday Sunday

We know with holy and Catholic Faith that what was not assumed, was not redeemed (St. Gregory of Nazianzus – +389/90). Our humanity, both body and soul, was assumed by the Son into an unbreakable bond with His divinity. When … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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, … Continue reading

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