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QUAERITUR: Using a different set of mysteries during communal recitation of the Rosary.

From a reader:
I prayed the Rosary with some others today, but since it was Thursday they used the Luminous Mysteries. I, however, meditated on the Joyful Mysteries. Is that legit? Would I still qualify for an indulgence if I was meditating on different … Continue reading

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7 October: prayers as SSPX leadership considers what the Holy See has offered

Several people who receive email from the SSPX have received this message and have in turn forwarded it to me.  I share it with you.
“Dear Brothers,
On October 7, feast of our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, victorious at
Lepanto, an … Continue reading

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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 CNA … 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 this … 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 bishops of … 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 include … 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 join … 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 their … 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 Rosary blessing … Continue reading

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