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16 September – England and Wales – Return to meatless Fridays

The Bishops have decided to re-establish the practice that this penance should be fulfilled simply by abstaining from meat and by uniting this to prayer
On 16 September in England and Wales, Catholics are asked by the Catholic bishops … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Am I forgiven if I don’t do a penance assigned in confession? Fr. Z rants.

From a reader:
Good morning Father, when I went to Reconciliation this past weekend I received a two part penance- the first part was immediately carried out and the second part I was to perform later at home. [grrrrr] As I … Continue reading

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WDTPRS KUDOS to the Bishops of England and Wales: meatless Fridays re-established

If perhaps the Conference of England and Wales won’t be enthusiastic about Universae Ecclesiae I read this with pleasure from the site of Peter Jennings:
Fish on Friday re-established by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales
By Peter Jennings · … Continue reading

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Cradle Catholic – 30 years old – first confession

From a reader:

Due to your blog you singlehandedly managed to get me to my first confession ever (just before this lent, actually); my first, while I’m 30 years old and a cradle catholic. Obviously, that was quite a bit of … Continue reading

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Friday Lenten Penance on 25 March – Annunciation

Those who are bound by the law are to do penance on Fridays of Lent.
However, tomorrow, Friday is 25 March, the Solemnity (in the post-Conciliar calendar) of the Annunciation.
Please attend to can. 1251.
Can.  1251 Abstinence from meat, or from some … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Friday of the 1st Week of Lent (2002MR)

In the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary today’s Collect was used on the Friday after Quinquagesima. I assume it was dragged into Lent because of the themes present in the vocabulary.
However, the redactors of the Novus Ordo made a substitution. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Feast days during Lent, or “plenus uenter facile de ieiuniis disputat”

From a reader:
This year, the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary falls on a Friday.  In the Extraordinary Form, it’s a first class feast.  Meat would normally, therefore, be allowed (despite the Friday).
However, in the universal calendar (ordinary form), it’s … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: I haven’t been to confession for 10 years! I don’t know what to do!

From a reader:
I haven’t been to Confession in 10 years, and I’ve only gone three times back when I was still in grade school. It’s possible I wasn’t catechized in the sacrament properly because I don’t recall requiring the Act … Continue reading

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Holy Father in spontaneous sermon to Pont. Biblical Commission – great stuff

The Holy Father gave a spontaneous sermon to members of the Pontifical Biblical Commission today during a Mass (ad orientem in the Pauline Chapel) for their meeting.
I wish he would do this more often.Audio here (from sometime poster here Chris … Continue reading

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Soul Wow

You all know that annoying "Shamwow" commercial?
This is fun.
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