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Project to fast and pray for the Church! It’s Ember Friday in September. DO IT!

Chaos is spreading.  Synods loom on the horizon.  Some aspects of the Church’s governance, teaching and worship are hardly to be recognized any longer as authentically Catholic, in continuity with what our forebears received and handed on. Remember the initiative … Continue reading

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Initiative of Prayer and Fasting from now through October 2019 (and the Synod)

A call has been issued by Card. Burke and Bp. Schneider to fast one day a week and, daily, to recite one decade of the Holy Rosary in the lead up to, the prosecution of, and the immediate aftermath of … Continue reading

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Good Friday Reminder: Fasting, Abstaining, and You

Tomorrow is Good Friday. Let’s review our obligations before the day arrives so that we aren’t taken by surprise. Two days of the year we modern Latin Church Catholics are asked both to fast and to abstain from meat. According to the … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday – Fasting, Abstainence, and You together with notes on alligator, endothermic moonfish, and muskrat

According to the 1983 Code of Canon Law for the Latin Church, Latin Church Catholics are bound to observe fasting and abstinence on Ash Wednesday. Here are some details. I am sure you know them already, but they are good … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “I would like to incorporate fasting…”

In his Letter to the faithful of the Diocese of Madison, Bp. Morlino (aka The Extraordinary Ordinary) recommended the observance of Ember Days in September as days of fasting and abstinence in reparation for sin. He reminded us that “some demons … Continue reading

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Good Friday Reminder: Fasting, Abstaining, and You

Tomorrow is Good Friday. Let’s review our obligations before the day arrives so that we aren’t taken by surprise. Two days of the year we modern Latin Church Catholics are asked both to fast and to abstain from meat. According to the … Continue reading

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D. LANSING: Two birds, one lease, less killing. Fr. Z says: “Nuke the place.”

I make suggestions at the end. At the top, Fr. Z kudos to Bp. Boyea! From Aleteia: Catholic Parish Solves Two Problems with One Lease Catholic Parish, 1; Abortionist, 0. After years of prayer, a Catholic parish in Lansing, Michigan … Continue reading

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How you would have observed Lent in 1873

For those of you who may think that Lent is a pretty tough time to be a Catholic, giving up chocolate and all year in and year out, this came to me email today.  This is what our forebears did … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Gelatin during Lent

Now that we are coming up on Lent, people are starting to think about what may be eaten on Ash Wednesday and on Fridays.  May I eat insects?  May I eat crocodile?  May I drink Mystic Monk Coffee? Yes, and … Continue reading

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7 Sept – Day of Prayer & Fasting: What Did The Pope Really Say? Fr. Z offers suggestions.

From a reader: The Holy Father has declared that next Saturday, September 7th, will be a day of prayer and fast for peace, for the whole Church. Do you think that, particularly as far as fast is concerned, that means … Continue reading

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TV station to broadcast Muslim call to prayer

From WND: An announcement by a television station in the United Kingdom that it will broadcast the Muslim call to prayer daily during the month-long religious observation called Ramadan has sparked concerns by those who point out that the nation’s … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Is it a sin to fast during the Easter Octave?

From a reader: I listen to the Catholic Channel on Sirius/XM a lot and yesterday a priest who is usually fairly reliable made the comment that it is a sin to fast during the Octave of Easter. My wife started … Continue reading

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U.S. Bishops call for project of prayer, fasting to begin 30 DECEMBER to defend Life, Marriage, Religious Liberty – FR Z POLL

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! POLLS BELOW! Did you know that the Bishops of these United States of America have asked for Catholics to pray, fast and abstain on Fridays, and take part in a holy hour each month? … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Penances appropriate for a married layperson

From a reader: I have a question regarding what kind of penances I should do as a married layperson. I feel a strong desire to do penance both for personal sins and as a sacrifice for the conversion of my … Continue reading

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“And he shall make all, both little and great, rich and poor, freemen and bondmen, to have a character in their right hand, or on their foreheads.”

Under the entry about our obligation to attend Holy Mass, someone posted this comment (I removed it to here): I’ve always had a fantasy where I make wallet sized Catholic obligation cards.  These would have check boxes or punch boxes … Continue reading

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