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June, Piety and You

June is traditionally dedicated to foster devotion and piety for the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Speaking of piety, consider what you might do regarding your own pious, devotional practices. Hint: don’t be afraid to be pious! We lose nothing by … Continue reading

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BREAKING! Missing and the search is on!

The often amusing Eye of the Tiber reports on a serious news story that should concern us all.  My emphases. Sierra Nevada–More than five dozen searchers scoured the Sierra Nevada foothills for the missing reverence at a Mass at the Church … Continue reading

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INDULGENCE ALERT – Feast of the Sacred Heart

Today, the Feast of the Sacred Heart, the faithful can gain a plenary indulgence by the public recitation of Iesu dulcissime (Act of Reparation) (Ench. Indulg., al. conc., 3). All other recitations gain a partial indulgence. Priests and Bishops! Have … Continue reading

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Archbp. Gomez: traditional devotions together with new means of communication

Some years ago I was hanging around outside the Paul VI audience hall (Vatican) during a plenary session of the Italian Bishops Conference. I was waiting for my bishop to emerge. As I waited I chatted with fellow journalists, the … Continue reading

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What happened to popular devotions and piety? A Cardinal opines.

During the Year of Faith we should work to revive popular piety and communual devotions. A friend in Rome, Fabricius Magnus, sent me the following: Sandro Magister has an article related to the pope’s visit to Loreto and reports of … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Easter Thursday – diversity and wholeness

The Collect for the Ordinary Form and the Extraordinary Form caught my eye: Deus, qui diversitatem gentium in confessione tui nominis adunasti, da, ut renatis fonte baptismatis una sit fides mentium et pietas actionum. This is a modern tinkering with … Continue reading

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