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- lucindatcm said Food for thought, as usual. Thanks, Fr. Z!
- Fr Martin Fox said I tell people that wearing a cassock smooths out m...
- cmnunis said Can I, if I was a permanent deacon (and I think I...
- Mr. Green said Not only did reading aloud help with remembering,...
- smittyjr63 said LOL, so this is just more proof of Mr. Shaw’...
- Fr. Augustine Thompson O.P. said Interesting comments. In my Western Dominican Pro...
- MikeR said I just wish the first Confiteor was being said at...
- Cafea Fruor said I guess I’d be afraid of a cossack, especial...
- Fr Martin Fox said Several thoughts: > Under the circumstances, n...
- rcg said I am glad CNS did it. I am Traditional, but Shaw...
- Fern said Let us see cassocks, clerical garb, habits!! Wear...
- FrSam said I wear my cassock at least every Sunday. Never ha...
- msokeefe said It would be funny coming from a married permanent...
- kiwiinamerica said One of the more humorous and ironic aspects of thi...
- Quanah said I agree with, Elizabeth. CNS was right to fire Mr....
- AdTrinitatemPerMariam said Father’s homily at Mass today could be summa...
- Scott W. said Hmmm…I understand the choir can also wear a...
- Father G said The 2014 Liturgical Ordo published by the FSSP sta...
- Kathleen10 said Please allow me to chime, although this is a cleri...
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- Irenaeus G. Saintonge said The Mass I attend, celebrated by the FSSP, has had...
- Netmilsmom said CNS should have had a “member in good standi...
- robtbrown said iPadre says: That generation has a lot of fruit t...
- Nan said Oh! We have sometimes had cassock-clad priests in...
- robtbrown said I should add that the Boomers with the no habit ha...
- iPadre said That generation has a lot of fruit to speak of the...
- NickD said But will the bishops do ANYTHING about what has be...
- Bryan D. Boyle said A PERMANENT deacon lecturing a priest on the appro...
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Tag Archives: mortification
From a reader:
I have a question regarding what kind of penances I should do as a married layperson. I feel a strong desire to do penance both for personal sins and as a sacrifice for the conversion of my family. … Continue reading
“And he shall make all, both little and great, rich and poor, freemen and bondmen, to have a character in their right hand, or on their foreheads.”
Under the entry about our obligation to attend Holy Mass, someone posted this comment (I removed it to here):
I’ve always had a fantasy where I make wallet sized Catholic obligation cards. These would have check boxes or punch boxes for … Continue reading
Lent begins in a week, 22 February this year.
It is time to make your plans for Lent.
You should start thinking about one or more mortifications (and consider something other than chocolate) as well as some corporal and/or spiritual work of mercy … Continue reading
It is a Christian custom that we fast before our feasts.
Our friends at Rorate remind us that before 1965, 23 and 24 December were days of fasting and abstinence.
May I suggest to you good readers that you do something along … Continue reading
Remember today’s LENTCAzT.
Devotionem populi tui, quaesumus, Domine,
ut, qui per abstinentiam macerantur in corpore,
per fructum boni operis reficiantur in mente.
In the Novus Ordo the prayer is somewhat softened. Are you getting used to that now?
Devotionem … Continue reading