Tag Archives: Good Friday

UPDATE: Bishops of England, Wales v. SSPX? Request for review of Good Friday Prayer for Jews

UPDATE 24 Nov: Fr. H has updated his post about the attack on Pope Benedict’s prayer for the Jews on Good Friday waged by the bishops in England and Wales.  Fr. H asked me to update you. The BC [bishops conference] … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “Getting rid” of Hosts

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I am an instituted acolyte in a parish that does not properly understand the office. This past Holy Thursday, I served at Mass. My girlfriend and I arrived early to help the “liturgical director” in the … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 45: Good Friday of the Triduum

I am very late in posting this, but better late than never! Today is Good Friday. So… GO TO CONFESSION! How long has it been? Here is another 5 minute daily podcast for Lent.  They are intended to give you … Continue reading

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Good Friday, Fasting, Abstaining, and You

Two days of the year Catholics are asked both to fast and to abstain from meat. According to the 1983 Code of Canon Law for the Latin Church, Latin Church Catholics are bound to observe fasting and abstinence on Ash … Continue reading

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Friday 3 April AD 33 – Lunar and Solar Eclipses as Christ died on the Cross

The fellow who made the video about the Star of Bethlehem (a compelling argument, I might add), also did some research about what happened in the heavens on Good Friday. Let’s break it down. Passover begins on the 14th day … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Communion twice on Good Friday?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: How do you think one should understand CIC c.917 with regard to the Good Friday presanctified liturgy? Specifically, since this liturgy takes the place of Mass for the day, and c.917 says, “iterum . . . intra eucharisticam celebrationem,” rather than, … 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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ASK FATHER: Burying “extra” Hosts after Good Friday

From a priest… QUAERITUR: I am a new priest. My pastor tells me that after the Good Friday liturgy, he buries any leftover consecrated hosts, so that the tabernacle is “fresh” for the “new beginning” of Easter. Is this a … Continue reading

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Good Friday – fast and abstinence

Most of us here are bound by the Church’s law to fast and abstain today. What’s your plan?

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QUAERITUR: Good Friday prayer for the Pope during “Sede Vacante”

When there is no Pope, priests and bishops have to pay attention during the Eucharistic Prayer to omit the name of the Pope. I received a question today: If we are still Sede Vacante on Good Friday, is the intercession … Continue reading

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