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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
 
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CHRISTMASCAzT 2017 24: We are the ox and ass

Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 24, for St Stephen in the Octave of Christmas.
Today, Fulton Sheen and Joseph Ratzinger mention the ox and the ass.
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CHRISTMASCAzT 23: “And straight I called unto mind that it was Christmas day.”

Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 23, for Christmas Day.
Today, Fulton Sheen gives us a pointer about how to avoid being an “atheist of the will”.    We also hear a wrenching poem by a 16th c. English Jesuit martyr.  Merry Christmas!
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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.
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WDTPRS – 20th Ordinary Sunday: snatched up into invisible love

The Collect for the 20th Ordinary Sunday, found also in the 8th century Gelasian Sacramentary, is in the 1962 Missale Romanum for the 5th Sunday after Pentecost.
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WDTPRS 20th Ordinary Sunday: snatched up into invisible love

The Collect for the 20th Ordinary Sunday, found also in the 8th century Gelasian Sacramentary, is in the 1962 Missale Romanum for the 5th Sunday after Pentecost.
Deus, qui diligentibus te bona invisibilia praeparasti, infunde cordibus nostris tui amoris affectum, ut, … 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
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