Tag Archives: Original sin

WDTPRS – 14th Ordinary Sunday: from dust to freedom

On the weekend in the wake of Independence Day, our Collect for the 14th Ordinary Sunday offers the image of material creation as an enervated body, weakened by sin, lying in the dust whence it came. In the Original Sin … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why are we responsible for the sin of Adam and Eve when weren’t there?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, no priest/bishop/theologian/book has ever answered my question on how human beings after Adam & Eve can be responsible for their sins when, apart from our first parents, we weren’t even participants in their disobedience. I really don’t understand … Continue reading

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John XXIII, Benedict XVI, and the “speech to the moon”

Tonight there was a candlelight procession in Rome from Castel Sant’Angelo to St. Peter’s Basilica.  Benedict XVI spoke to the crowd and made a reference to the famous – especially because it was informal – speech to the crowds by … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Collect for Thursday, 2nd Week of Easter

A reader sent a note about today’s Collect, Thursday in the 2nd Week of Easter, in the Ordinary Form. Here is the Latin: Deus, qui salute mundi sacrificum paschale effecisti, propitiare supplicationibus populi tui, ut interpellans pro nobis Christus Pontifix … Continue reading

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Card. Canizares: the “entire Church” should receive Communion kneeling. Fr. Z rants.

The overriding reason for why we belong to Holy Church and why we receive the sacraments and why we go to Holy Mass is the fact that one day we are going to die. The sin of our first parents, … Continue reading

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