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CHRISTMASCAzT 2018 29: No manger scene is complete without the ox and the ass

Once again this year I offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord. Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 29, Sunday in the Octave of Christmas. These 5 … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 2018 26: Adoration of the Child Jesus becomes Eucharistic adoration

Once again this year I offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord. Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 26, for St.John’s Day in the Octave of Christmas. … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 2018 25: Why St. Stephen after Christmas?

Once again this year I offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord. Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 25, for St. Stephen’s Day.  Happy Boxing Day! These … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 2nd Mass of Christmas (1962MR): bathed in new light

Originally, the second Mass of Christmas went together with Lauds.  The antiphons of Lauds form a kind of call and response, or question and answer cant about the experience of the shepherds coming to find the Christ Child.  Sometimes the … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 2017 28: “He does not even wait for us to love” – UPDATED

Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 28, for Saturday in the Octave of Christmas. Fulton Sheen talks about being loved by God while Benedict explains our great procession towards Christ in the persons of the Magi. One bit of music today is from … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 2017 27: WAKE UP!

Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 27, for Friday in the Octave of Christmas, commemoration of St Thomas Becket, martyr. Fulton Sheen talks about the personal YOU moment with God.  Augustine of Hippo serves us some wake up coffee. Today we hear an … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 26: Have yourself a merry, longer Christmas!

Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 26, for Holy Innocents in the Octave of Christmas. G. K. Chesterton helps us remember that Christmas is more than just Christmas Day. And Joseph Ratzinger has something to say about taking things for granted. Have some … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 2017 25: Why the three feasts during the Christmas Octave?

Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 25, for St John the Evangelist in the Octave of Christmas. Pius Parsch helps us to understand why we have the feasts of Sts. Stephen, John and Holy Innocents in the Octave.   Today we hear a … Continue reading

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The “Kalenda”, the solemn Christmas Proclamation – AUDIO

One of the many gifts we receive for Christmas is the singing of the Martyrology which has the special Proclamation of the Birth of Christ, the “Kalenda“. I am getting ready to sing it tonight.  It has been a while. … Continue reading

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The nonsense is coming to an end.

A story to warm the cockles of my beady-black heart. From BuzzPo: Passenger Offended by the Words Merry Christmas – Gets Himself Thrown Off an American Airlines Flight Merry Christmas! Those are the two words that offended one American Airlines … Continue reading

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“The sobs of that appalling infancy cleanse me, those tears wash away my sins.”

From my old Patristic Rosary Project: We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the: 3rd Joyful Mystery: The Nativity Christ came into the world in “the fullness of time” (Gal 4:4). His First Coming was foreseen from all eternity … Continue reading

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Fanon of Christmas Past

Exactly two years ago, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI celebrated the First Holy Mass of Christmas and he wore the fanon, hated by liberals and the ungodly HERE. I turned on the Mass from St. Peter’s Basilica for a little … Continue reading

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Teacher trashes 1st graders Christmas gifts: “Jesus is not allowed in school”

More liberal tolerance. From The Blaze: TEACHER REPORTEDLY SEIZES FIRST-GRADER’S CHRISTMAS GIFT AND TRASHES AFFIXED RELIGIOUS STORY A first-grade teacher in California told a student that “Jesus is not allowed in school” before removing a religious story the child affixed … Continue reading

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“The Gift of the Magi”

There is a lovely little story by the American writer O. Henry called The Gift of the Magi. A young couple, poor, want to give each other Christmas gifts. Their choices, their sacrifices, teach each other about love. At the … Continue reading

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US ARMY “equal opportunity officer”: You can’t say “Christmas”

From Human Events: […] Maybe it was about time to get the Army involved in the War On Christmas – a long march through every corner of American life by the anti-religious, collectivist Left, designed to scour this prime patch … Continue reading

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