Tag Archives: LENT

Ash Wednesday – Fasting, Abstainence, and You together with notes on alligator, endothermic moonfish, and muskrat

According to the 1983 Code of Canon Law for the Latin Church, Latin Church Catholics are bound to observe fasting and abstinence on Ash Wednesday. Here are some details. I am sure you know them already, but they are good … Continue reading

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Stupid Idea: Sand in holy water fonts during Lent. Fr. Z opines.

You would think that this stupid idea would have been eradicated by now but, no. I am sure that in some places you readers will see that Holy Water has been removed from the stoops – at the beginning of … Continue reading

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Really Bad Idea: sand in holy water fonts during Lent

I was made aware of this by a reader.   I happily endorse one idea one priest had while I entirely repudiate a bad old cliché from another. Castleton symbol of Lent: sand in holy water fonts Alas, the silly season … Continue reading

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What would your Lent have been like in 1873?

For those of you who may think that Lent is a pretty tough time to be a Catholic, giving up chocolate and so forth, this is what our forebears did for Lent in these USA (my emphases and comments): DIOCESE … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 3rd Sunday of Lent (2002MR): The two wings of prayer

WARNING BELOW… Roman Station: St. Lawrence outside the walls An examination of our conscience is a humbling experience.  When we look to see who really are inside, we can have different reactions.  Sometimes we find things which frighten and discourage … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made during the sermon you heard for this 1st Sunday of Lent? Let us know. Mine…

If the audio didn’t play immediately, refresh.  I had the wrong link for the audio file for a … Continue reading

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Excellent Letter for Lent from Archbp. Chaput of @ArchPhilly – Fr. Z rants, gives 3 points of advice about sin.

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has issued a great letter on the threshold of Lent.   As I read it, the Archbishop’s reference to the history of the Church in German with the Nazi state and the 1933 , could … Continue reading

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Quinquagesima Sunday – Prepare for the fight of your life!

In our traditional Roman calendar, Sunday is Quinquagesima, Latin for the symbolic “Fiftieth” day before Easter.  This is one of the pre-Lenten Sundays which prepare us for the discipline of Lent. The priest’s vestments are purple. No Gloria.  No Alleluia. The prayers … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 3rd Sunday of Lent (1962MR): “When the priest’s hand extends over you, you are sheltered from the attacks of Hell.”

In ancient Rome on this 3rd Sunday, catechumens who desired to enter Holy Church and be baptized at Easter would be lead in a great procession to the Basilica of St. Lawrence “outside-the-walls” where they had been on Septuagesima Sunday.  … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 3rd Sunday of Lent (2002MR): “Do you wish your prayer to fly toward God?”

Roman Station: St. Lawrence outside the walls An examination of our conscience is a humbling experience.  When we look to see who really are inside, we can have different reactions.  Sometimes we find things which frighten and discourage us.  If … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Only the Sorrowful Mysteries during Lent?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Someone told me that during the Lenten season, every day one would pray the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary. True? The wonderful, indulgence-laden prayer of the Most Holy Rosary is prayed in different ways in different … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 2nd Sunday of Lent: purify your “spiritual view”

Here is the Collect of the 2nd Sunday of Lent, a new composition for the Novus Ordo based on a precedent in the Liber Mozarabicus Sacramentorum: Deus, qui nobis dilectum Filium tuum audire praecepisti, verbo tuo interius nos pascere digneris, ut, spiritali … Continue reading

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How you would have observed Lent in 1873

Today is Ember Wednesday in the 1st Week of Lent.  It is a day of even deeper penance. For those of you who may think that Lent is a pretty tough time to be a Catholic, giving up chocolate and … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard for your Mass of Sunday Obligation for this 1st Sunday of Lent? Let us know! For my part… well… here it is.   Since I am in LENTCAzT mode, I … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Removing Holy Water during Lent

From a reader… I am currently serving at a parish as a transitional deacon. On Thursday I noticed along with the parishioners that the Holy Water was removed from the entrance of the church. They were looking all around for … Continue reading

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