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Clerical Caroling Convivium!

We have a Christmassy clerical caroling convivium going on. Old school! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Benedict XVI’s sermon for 1st Mass of Christmas

The Holy Father’s sermon for the 1st Mass of Christmas with my emphases and comments. I get the sense that not all of this sermon was composed by His Holiness. Just a guess. Let’s see for ourselves: Again and again … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can I receive Communion at Midnight Mass and then again during the day?

This comes up every year: If I go to Midnight Mass, and it really starts at Midnight, and I receive Holy Communion, and if I go to Mass again during Christmas Day, can I receive Communion again? Yes. The 1983 … Continue reading

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Ladies, still worried about those final Christmas preparations? Fr. Z is here to help.

When in doubt about your Christmas gift list, Fr. Z suggests… stuff on amazon through Fr. Z’s links stuff from Fr. Z’s store stuff (=coffee) from the Wyoming Carmelites using Fr. Z’s links (new K-Cups!) lots of ammo and guns … Continue reading

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Catholic League’s 5th Ave Nativity Scene

I posted some time ago about the Catholic League’s Creche or Nativity Scene in New York City. I went to find it today. Many people stopped to look qt it and take photos. I added a FourSquare location when I … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: How did you fulfill your Christmas/Sunday Mass obligation? (With a short rant about Hell.)

Catholics are obliged to attend Holy Mass on Sundays and also certain other “days of precept”, also called Holy Days of Obligation. We fulfill our obligation by attending Mass (or Divine Liturgy of course) on the day itself or on … Continue reading

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Your Midnight Mass plans

Are you going to Midnight Mass? Will a Mass called Midnight Mass actually be scheduled for 9:30? What are your plans? Post them here so as not to derail other entries.

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A suggestion before Christmas: fast and abstain and perform works of mercy

It is a Christian custom that we fast before our feasts. Our friends at Rorate remind us that before 1965, 23 and 24 December were days of fasting and abstinence. May I suggest to you good readers that you do … Continue reading

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Reminders about Christmas and Holy Communion

First, if you are not in the state of grace, don’t just go to Holy Communion anyway.  That’s a sacrilege and a mortal sin.  Those of you who are lax about Mass attendance need to remember that not going to … Continue reading

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Miracle Near 34th Street: My and your Christmas plans. WDTPRS POLL ALERT!

There is a POLL at the end! Where will you be for Christmas this year and at which Mass do you plan to assist? For Christmas this year, I will again be in New York City to celebrate the Miracle … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: Your Advent practices

Advent is a season of preparation for the Second Coming of the Lord as well as celebration of the First Coming, the Nativity of the Lord. Many include in their observance of Advent many of the trimmings and trappings of … Continue reading

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Anti-Christianity, anti-Christmas billboard – WDTPRS POLL

I wonder about this one… A billboard in New Jersey is promoting atheism by asking motorists to question certain holiday traditions and to “celebrate reason,” MyFoxNY.com reports. The billboard, near the Lincoln Tunnel in North Bergen, N.J., depicts a silhouette … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI to Roman Curia for Christmas… some liturgical observations

The other day Pope Benedict addressed the Roman Curia for the annual exchange of Christmas greetings. You might recall his foundational speech in 2005 which defined much of the work of his pontificate. This year, the Holy Father reviewed the … Continue reading

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