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An October observation: “If you get lost…”

October is a month dedicated in a special way to attention to one of our greatest Catholic devotions which is one of our greatest spiritual tools, the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary. On that note, in a … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Do we have to pray the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary?

From a reader: I have a kind of…confused question for you here, im told that i dont need to say the Luminous Mysteries, im told Pope John Paul II “suggested” it, not declared that it must be said, i wonder … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI entrusts Italy to the Blessed Virgin. Fr. Z rants

You may have seen this yesterday. POPE ENTRUSTS ITALY TO VIRGIN’S PROTECTION VATICAN CITY, 27 MAY 2011 (VIS) – Yesterday afternoon in the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Benedict XVI presided over the praying of the Rosary together with the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: How do you pray the Rosary?

NB: Don’t forget the Spiritual Bouquet (you can participate daily) for Pope Benedict! The Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary is prayed according to different methods in different parts of the world.  For example, in Italy it will usually … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: non-Catholics reciting the Rosary

From a reader: Me and a group of my friends try to go weekly to a nearby nursing home to visit and pray with the people there. We usually go around the rooms asking if any of them want to … Continue reading

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Our Lady of the Rosary? of Victory? Help from readers?

The other day I posted about the upcoming Pontifical Mass for the Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary which Bishop Joseph Perry (Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago) will celebrate this week, Thursday in Manhattan (6 PM at the Church … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: wearing a rosary

A reader asks: I live in an area with a large Hispanic population and I see a lot of men and boys wearing Rosaries around their necks. Is it sacreligious to do so? Please enlighten me. You mean they use … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: blessing an iPhone for use in reciting the Rosary

From a reader: Fr. Z: Much of the time, I use one of the Rosary applications on my iPod touch in order to pray the Rosary.  Would it be appropriate to ask a Dominican or other priest to use the … Continue reading

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Third SSPX Rosary Crusade: 12 million rosaries for….

From the "Letter to Benefactors" of the SSPX from SSPX Superior Bp. Bernard Fellay. Some of the usual stuff, some very good points and finally a great idea. My emphases and comments. LETTER TO FRIENDS AND BENEFACTORS – SPRING 2009 … Continue reading

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