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Friday Penance, the Octave of Christmas, and You

We are in the Octave of Christmas, that stoppage of liturgical time when we can rest in place and contemplate the mystery of the Incarnation from various angles.
During the Octave of Easter, we are not obliged to do penance on … Continue reading

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Fr Z’s Kitchen: Friday Lunch

Grilled cheese sandwich by grilled cheese sandwich.

Cheddar on rye, tomato basil soup.
Behold the New Evangelization… that and the TLM everywhere.
UPDATE:
More Romano

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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 constitution … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Is enduring a migraine a substitute for Friday penance?

From a reader:
Would enduring a headache or migraine constitute a proper substitute for a Friday penance?

I’ve seen in others how intense the suffering is.
Enduring any illness can be penitential. Suffering can be offered up for the good of one’s soul (and for other … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Does the obligation to do penance on Fridays bind us under pain of sin?

From a reader:
I advised a friend that Catholics are either to abstain from meat on Fridays or to substitute another form of prayer, good work, or abstinence; and that she should confess if she failed to do this. In the … Continue reading

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OLDIE POLL: Should the US Bishops implement “meatless Fridays” during the whole year?

As the U.S. bishops prepare to meet in their autumn assembly, I represent this poll (originally HERE):
The bishops of England and Wales did this.
You can vote even if you are not registered here. Please give your reasons in the combox … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Friday fish and chips cooked in beef fat? WDTPRS POLL: “meatless Fridays”.

POLL BELOW!
From a reader:
I was watching TV last night & on the program they were talking about fish & chips fried in rendered beef fat at a restaurant.
Fish & Chips is one of my favorite Friday dishes and I assume … Continue reading

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Archbp. Nienstedt (St Paul and Minneapolis) proposes Marriage Prayer for MN Amendment

From The Catholic Spirit, the newspaper and site of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, comes this.  With my emphases and comments:
To assist statewide efforts to defend and define marriage in the Minnesota Constitution, Archbishop John Nienstedt has … Continue reading

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16 September – England and Wales – Return to meatless Fridays

The Bishops have decided to re-establish the practice that this penance should be fulfilled simply by abstaining from meat and by uniting this to prayer
On 16 September in England and Wales, Catholics are asked by the Catholic bishops … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: Should the US Bishops have Catholics return to meatless Fridays for the whole year?

In another entry, I offered and reacted to Archbishop Dolan’s (Archd. NY) comments about our Catholic identity, external markers seen by others and ourselves which reinforce that identity and communicate it to others and the former practice of meatless Fridays … Continue reading

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