Tag Archives: mystery

ASK FATHER: “We don’t go to Mass to adore Jesus…”?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Last summer I heard a bishop say, “We don’t go to Mass to adore Jesus…” (I was too shocked to hear why we do go.) Last week, my own priest in his homily, said something to the effect … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Dressing up for confession

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
A blessed Holy Week to you! I just had a question about proper attire for confession. We hear a lot about attire for Mass, rightly so, but I’m wondering if we should dress up for other sacraments, like confession? I understand … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Epiphany Collect: transformed by the beauty of Your sublime glory

In the ancient Western Church and in the East, Epiphany was more important than the relative latecomer Christmas.  Epiphany is from the Greek word for a divine “manifestation” or “revelation”.  There are many “epiphanies” of God in the Scripture.  Think, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Last Days of Advent: 18 December – Liberation Theology

In these final days of Advent preparation, the Church prays with great intensity. It is one of the “greater feria” of Advent, the home stretch, as it were.
Here is today’s
COLLECT (2002MR):
Concede, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus,
ut, qui sub peccati … Continue reading

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“Pope Attacks Pathologies of Faith and Reason!” – ANALYSIS

On the site of the American Spectator my friend the great Samuel Gregg, of Acton Institute, has a piece about Pope Benedict which I bring to your attention with my emphases and comments.
Benedict XVI: In No One’s Shadow
By Samuel Gregg … Continue reading

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A reflection on reordered churches

During my time in Manhattan this trip I have visited quite a few Catholic churches.  I have been amazed at how badly some of them have been mutilated, and stupidly so.  Some are still being mutilated according to tired old … Continue reading

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