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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard during the Holy Mass in fulfillment your of Sunday Obligation? Let us know.
Here’s what I said (below).  This Sunday took me by surprise.  I had assumed that I didn’t have this … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Pentecost Monday: Lord and Liberator, Counselor and Comforter

Today is Pentecost Monday during the Octave of Pentecost.  It is also called Whit Monday.
Whitsunday is Pentecost, from Old English hwita sunnandæg, “white Sunday”, perhaps a reference to the white garments of the newly baptized or even for the color … Continue reading

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A Pentecost Monday lesson: “And Paul VI wept.”

Years ago I told this Pentecost Monday tale and it has made the rounds.  It has made the rounds everywhere, but I am the origin of the anecdote, which I published years ago in the pages of The Wanderer and also … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 2nd Ordinary Sunday (NO) & 2nd after Epiphany (TLM): We are beggars

I can’t think of a time when it was more important to beg God for mercy and aid, with bent knees, face to the ground.
In the reformed calendar, we have moved into the Time called “Ordinary”, by which we mean “ordered”, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 2nd Ordinary Sunday: the position of a beggar

In the reformed calendar, we have moved into the Time called “Ordinary”, by which we mean “ordered”, not “unexceptional”.
In the traditional calendar of the Extraordinary Form, this is the “Time through the year”, divided into time after Epiphany and after Pentecost. … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Pentecost Monday – bondage to freedom, anxiety to peace

Today is Pentecost Monday during the Octave of Pentecost.  It is also called Whit Monday, a reference to the white garments of the newly baptized.
We observe the Octave in the Traditional Roman calendar.  It was tragically, ridiculously, eliminated in the … Continue reading

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