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CHRISTMASCAzT 2017 30: He lets us experience trials for a while – CORRECTED

UPDATE: I link to the correct audio file now.  SORRY!
Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 30, for the Octave of Christmas, New Year’s Day.
This is the final podcast for Advent/Christmas.  Thanks for listening.
Today, Joseph Ratzinger helps us start the new year.  He get’s … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 26: Have yourself a merry, longer Christmas!

Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 26, for Holy Innocents in the Octave of Christmas.
G. K. Chesterton helps us remember that Christmas is more than just Christmas Day. And Joseph Ratzinger has something to say about taking things for granted.
Have some merry little Mystic … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 2017 24: We are the ox and ass

Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 24, for St Stephen in the Octave of Christmas.
Today, Fulton Sheen and Joseph Ratzinger mention the ox and the ass.
May I now suggest that you order up your discs of CHRISTMAS CAROLS by the Benedictine of Mary, … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 2017 21: A person may be silent, and yet have a frightening noise inside

Here is ADVENTCAzT 21, for Saturday in the 3rd Week of Advent.
Two days left!  Sunday is Christmas Eve Day.
Both Joseph Ratzinger and Fulton Sheen talk to us today.  Hard to beat.
Today we hear the singing of the Benedictines of Mary, … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 2017 15: True power

Here is ADVENTCAzT 15, for the 3rd Sunday of Advent.
Joseph Ratzinger instructs us about true power.
Some of the music used today: HERE
Have some Mystic Monk Coffee and have a listen!  (Be sure to update your coffee ordering link!)

These 5 minute offerings are a token … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 2017 08: “Femininity is clearly threatened”

This year I once again offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord.
Here is ADVENTCAzT 08, for the 2nd Sunday of Advent.
Joseph Ratzinger talks about … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 2017 04: The essence of Christian chronology

This year I once again offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord.
Here is ADVENTCAzT 04, for Wednesday in the 1st week of Advent.
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ADVENTCAzT 2017 02: Confrontation of truths

This year I once again offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord.
Here is ADVENTCAzT 02, for Monday in the 1st week of Advent.
Today we … Continue reading

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STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Audio from Fr. Z

Since it is a Friday, the last of Lent, and also a 1st Friday, do please pray the Act of Reparation. Here also are my audio projects of the Way of the Cross.
What we need right now is PRAYER, especially at the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is it OK to clap at the end of the recessional hymn at Sunday Mass?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
At our Sunday Masses there is instantaneous applause at the end of the recessional hymn. Is this OK? I have sent many emails to the parish priest and he agreed that this is not correct but he is … Continue reading

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Concerning some bad ideas about how to “enrich” the traditional, Extraordinary Form

UPDATE:
Another reaction at NLM.
UPDATE:
Be sure to read a response posted at CWR by a priest who wrote his thesis on Universae Ecclesiae.  HERE
 
___ Originally Published on: Feb 8, 2017 ___
When I was around the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei“, in its early days, … Continue reading

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A serious Catholic way to “accompany” the sinner?

I had an interesting email in my box today.  What do you think?
Hi Father,
I’ve been reading through Ratzinger’s book “Behold the Pierced One“. [UK – HERE] In it, he addresses the issue of the prohibition of communion to the divorced and remarried … Continue reading

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Peter Kwasniewski: Why tradition is important and reverence alone isn’t enough

Over a Rorate there is something so good that it compels me to overcome even their animosity toward me, extend an olive branch again, and direct you there to read patiently and completely.  Peter Kwasniewski of Wyoming Catholic College (where … Continue reading

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How about a Masters in RATZINGER STUDIES? – UPDATE

Last November I posted HERE about getting a Masters in Ratzinger Studies at the Augustinianum in Rome.  They do the program in both Italian and English and it has been a huge success.  HERE
Now saw on Crux 2.0 an interview with … Continue reading

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The Ascension and Lordly Feet

There are many images of the Lord’s Ascension to heaven.
The one’s I like the most are the medieval depictions which show the Apostles and Mary looking up and all you see above are a pair of lordly Feet.

There is a … Continue reading

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More reasons for the promotion of Summorum Pontificum

The Congregation for Divine Worship in Rome received a new Prefect last November, His Eminence Robert Card. Sarah.  He should be a good, solid Prefect.  At the same time, however, there was a bit of a purge of, say, the … Continue reading

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UPDPATE ON ACTION ITEM! BOOKS FOR SEMINARIANS

UPDATE 11 Aug pm: 
Okay… it looks as if Amazon found more copies of Turning Toward The Lord.  Now they only cost $96 each!  Thus I am removing it from the list.  We shall have what we have and make do. … Continue reading

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St. John XXIII doesn’t like it when you clap in church. So STOP it! (VIDEO)

Joseph Card. Ratzinger – now Benedict XVI – wrote in his Spirit of the Liturgy:
“Wherever applause breaks out in the liturgy because of some human achievement, it is a sure sign that the essence of liturgy has totally disappeared and been replaced … Continue reading

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Orthodox “solution” for Communion for Divorced/Remarried is no solution

Sandro Magister has a piece by Msgr. Nicola Bux which explains that the Orthodox “solution” is (pace Card. Kasper) not a solution at all for the issue of Communion for the divorced and remarried.
Pat attention to what Bux says about … Continue reading

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NEW BOOK: Joseph Ratzinger’s collected works on theology of liturgy!

UPDATE: PRE-ORDER ends soon.  Release date 5 May!
Ignatius Press has collected into one volume all of Joseph Ratzinger’s works on liturgy.
It is available for PRE-ORDER at a reduced price.  Hardcover for $26.38 rather than $34.95 (25% off).  Click HERE
Joseph Ratzinger-Collected … Continue reading

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