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ASK FATHER: Eating meat on Friday in the Octave of Easter

From a reader… My wife and I recently returned to the traditional friday abstinence from meat year round. Traditionally, would the friday abstinence from meat also apply during fridays of the whole easter season? What about just the octave? Pay … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! PLENARY INDULGENCE on FRIDAYS OF LENT!

The usual conditions of confession, Communion and detachment from even venial sin apply, but here is a great opportunity to gain a Plenary Indulgence for those who go to Mass on Fridays of Lent! The Handbook of Indulgences has this: … Continue reading

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AUDIO PRAYERCAzT: Via Crucis by Bl. John Henry Newman

Some of you have asked me to post my recordings of the Stations of the Cross as individual posts. It seems that in iTunes only one of the four are available when I post multiple links. Here is one. This … Continue reading

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AUDIO Stations of the Cross: Benedict XVI, Bl. John Henry Newman, St. Alphonsus Liguori

Over the years I have made several audio versions of the Stations of the Cross. For your convenience, here they are.

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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 … 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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QUAERITUR: Getting married on a Friday. Must I abstain from meat? Fr. Z includes a brief rant.

From a reader: im getting married on friday may 31st the day after Corpus Christi. can i eat meat at the reception or do i need a dispensation? All Fridays, except for liturgical Solemnities, are days of penance even if … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can I eat insect parts on Fridays?

Since the topic came up elsewhere, I thought it a good idea to revive this question from a reader and repost it: From a reader: Do insect products count as meat products, and therefore prohibited on Fridays and other days … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Clarity about Pius XII’s cool Thanksgiving Friday indult

I’ve been getting a lot of questions by email from people in these USA who want to know about the indult that Pius XII gave to Americans to eat meat on the Friday after Thanksgiving.  Rorate looked at that HERE, … Continue reading

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England: Bishop urges Catholics to pause and pray publicly on Fridays at 3 o’clock

Bp. Kieran Conry of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton as a good idea. From The Telegraph: Catholic Church calls for public prayers in offices on Fridays Millions of Roman Catholics are being urged to stop and pray publicly at … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Abstinentia de carne lacertina aut crocodrillina

Ex lectoris e-pistulis extractum: Reverendo patro Ioanni Zuhlsdorfo discipulus C. salutem et commemorationem in precibus suis. Gratias meas, sivis, ob opum tuam tibi agere volo. [Acceptae.] Mihi, catholico iuveni et discipulo in collegio liberalum artis et liberalum (aut impudicarum) mentum, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: No Stations observed on Fridays of Lent because that’s against Vatican II?

From a reader: I am searching for a Church near me to pray the Stations of the Cross this Lent. A few do not have the Stations during Lent until a week before Holy Week. Another stated that while the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Color of vestments for Stations of the Cross. WDTPRS POLL

From a priest reader: Father, any chance of a discussion and/or priests’ poll about the color of cope (or any cope at all) used for Stations of the Cross? When I speak to priests about this, there seems to be … 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 to … Continue reading

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WDTPRS KUDOS to the Bishops of England and Wales: meatless Fridays re-established

If perhaps the Conference of England and Wales won’t be enthusiastic about Universae Ecclesiae I read this with pleasure from the site of Peter Jennings: Fish on Friday re-established by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales By Peter … Continue reading

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