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WDTPRS – 24th Ordinary Sunday: Does it make any difference to offer prayers to God?

Given The Present Crisis and the call, often taken up now, for prayer and more prayer, we might consider whether it makes any real difference to offer prayers to God.
The Collect for the 24th Ordinary Sunday was not in pre-Conciliar … Continue reading

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BOOK RECOMMENDATION: The Theology of Prayer

One of you readers sent a book from my Amazon wishlist (thanks, S).  I have started to dig in and it is great.
Joseph Clifford Fenton’s The Theology of Prayer
US HERE – UK HERE

I was immediately struck by the different style of … Continue reading

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Pres. Trump proclaims Sunday, 3 Sept a National Day of Prayer

Pres. Trump issued a proclamation that Sunday 3 September should be a National Day of Prayer Texas and for the victims of Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent Rescue, Relief and Recovery effort.
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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WDTPRS – 8th Sunday after Pentecost: Be yourself… more

This Sunday’s Collect in the Extraordinary Form is from the ancient Veronese Sacramentary and the Gelasian and the so-called Gregorian. It survived the liturgical tailors with their scissors and thread to live on in the post-Conciliar Missale Romanum on Thursday … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 8th Sunday after Pentecost (1962MR): Being even more ourselves.

Today’s Collect is from the ancient Veronese Sacramentary and the Gelasian and the so-called Gregorian. It survived the liturgical tailors with their scissors and thread to live on in the post-Conciliar Missale Romanum on Thursday of the 1st week of … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Palm Sunday – The Transforming Example

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week.  The Sacred Triduum (triduum from tres dies – “three day space”) were once days of obligation when people were freed from servile work so that they could attend the liturgies, once celebrated … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can we ask God to strike down enemies?

From a reader:
Is it a sin to ask God to strike down an enemy of the Church?
Christ the Lord has commanded us to love our enemies (Matthew 5:44).
Love for “enemy” comes in different forms.  It can be expressed different ways.  That … Continue reading

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What Did the Imam Really Say?

You probably know that, during the prayer for peace event in the garden’s behind St. Peter’s basilica, held by Pope Francis with the leaders of Israel, Palestinians and also the Ecumenical Patriarch, one of the invited guests, an Imam, reportedly prayed … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Collect 6th Sunday of Easter – “busy love”

Here is this week’s Collect, for the 6th Sunday of Easter:
Fac nos, omnipotens Deus, hos laetitiae dies, quos in honorem Domini resurgentis exsequimur, affectu sedulo celebrare, ut quod recordatione percurrimus semper in opere teneamus.
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4 April: St. Isidore of Seville, Bishop and Doctor (to which a Prayer is added)

Today is the feast of St. Isidore of Seville, Bishop and Doctor (+4 April 636). He is not to be confused with St. Isidore the Farmer. St. Isidore defended the faith against the Arian heresy, which was still … Continue reading

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U.S. Bishops call for project of prayer, fasting to begin 30 DECEMBER to defend Life, Marriage, Religious Liberty – FR Z POLL

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POLLS BELOW!
Did you know that the Bishops of these United States of America have asked for Catholics to pray, fast and abstain on Fridays, and take part in a holy hour each month?
Click HERE.
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Benedict XVI on liturgical worship and our identity

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This is GREAT.
The Holy Father’s Wednesday Audience with my emphases and comments:
VATICAN, OCTOBER 3, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave today in St. Peter’s Square. The Holy Father continued … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI: “There is no such thing as a superfluous or useless prayer.”

From VIS:
NO PRAYER IS EVER LOST
Vatican City, 12 September 2012 (VIS) – During his general audience, held this morning in the Paul VI Hall, Benedict XVI focused his catechesis on prayer in the second part of the Book of Revelation … Continue reading

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A Prayer For Vocations

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Here is a prayer that perhaps parish priests will pick up and use at all Sunday and Holy Day Masses, perhaps immediately after the Gospel:
LEADER: Please kneel for our prayer for vocations.
ALL: O God, we … Continue reading

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Revision of English “Liturgy of the Hours” to begin

I noticed this in the newsletter of the USCCB’s Committee for Divine Worship:
Liturgy of the Hours
Among the many liturgical books affected by the implementation of the Roman Missal, Third Edition, none has generated more questions or interest than the Liturgy … Continue reading

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