Tag Archives: LENT

LENTCAzT 04: Saturday after Ash Wednesday

It is Saturday after Ash Wednesday. We are creeping into Lent through the “narthex” of these first few days. Almost there! These 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a daily boost in your discipline during this holy season, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 1st Sunday of Lent (2002MR): The sacrament of Lent

The Roman Station for the 1st Sunday of Lent is St. John Lateran. COLLECT – LATIN TEXT (2002MR): Concede nobis, omnipotens Deus, ut, per annua quadragesimalis exercitia sacramenti, et ad intellegendum Christi proficiamus arcanum, et effectus eius digna conversatione sectemur. … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 03: Friday after Ash Wednesday

It is Friday after Ash Wednesday. Remember your Friday Lenten obligations. We are creeping into Lent through the “narthex” of these first few days. These 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a daily boost in your discipline during … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 02: Thursday after Ash Wednesday

It is Thursday after Ash Wednesday. We are creeping into Lent through the “narthex” of these first few days. With this audio offering, I am beginning a series of daily 5 minute podcasts for Lent.  They are intended to give … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 01: Ash Wednesday

It is Ash Wednesday.  For those bound by the law, it is a day of fasting and abstinence. With this audio offering, I am beginning a series of daily 5 minute podcasts for Lent.  They are intended to give you … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 00: Shrove Tuesday

Today is Shrove Tuesday, a day upon which many would seek to be “shriven” before the beginning of Lent.   In other words GO TO CONFESSION! It is “Fat Tuesday”.  When the discipline of Lent was more serious in the … Continue reading

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WDTRPS: Quinquagesima Sunday – Prepare for battle!

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

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ASK FATHER: The Magical Friday Bacon-Fish!

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I saw from NOAA today that they discovered a species of moonfish which is “the first fully warm-blooded fish that circulates heated blood throughout its body much like mammals and birds.” HERE Since in your wonderful … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Delaying baptism until after Lent

From a reader… QUAERITUR: The pastoral associate at our NO parish makes a point of insisting every year that we don’t do Baptisms during Lent, supposedly as a way of showing unity with the Catechumens. A couple of years ago, for my … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 3rd Sunday of Lent (2001MR): “Sticking to a plan even though it is hard”

We can become weary in the midst of our Lenten discipline and the enemy is tirelessly working for our defeat. In the Ordinary Form Collect for the 3rd Sunday of Lent we beg God to pick us up, and help … Continue reading

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Ancient Greek Fish on Friday

One of the blogs I follow is Pass the Garum. They recently moved to a new site, by the way. As you know from reading this blog for a while, garum is a fermented fish sauce that the Romans put … 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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NEW Z-SWAG – Liquidum non frangit ieiunium

Some of you asked for mugs with the phrase Liquidum non frangit ieiunium. Ecce.  I added one to the Fr. Z Stuff Store.  HERE Some samples… Can insulator… Drinking glass. Something whimsical… for medicinal purposes only, of course. Two sizes of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Lent and the ol’ aligator on Friday dilemma!

I have posted on this in the past, but repetita iuvant as we say in Latin. ORIGINAL: Someone sent me a copy of a letter written by the Archbishop of New Orleans to a member of his flock about eating alligator … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday, Fasting, Abstaining, and You

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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