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WDTPRS – 1st Sunday of Lent (Novus Ordo): The transforming Lenten “Sacrament”

The Roman Station for the 1st Sunday of Lent is St. John Lateran. COLLECT – LATIN TEXT (2002MR): Concede nobis, omnipotens Deus, ut, per annua quadragesimalis exercitia sacramenti, et ad intellegendum Christi proficiamus arcanum, et effectus eius digna conversatione sectemur. Quadragesima is the … Continue reading

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“I find your lack of faith … invalidating.”

All around Rome there is buzz that soon we may be seeing something from the Holy See about the issue of Communion for divorced/remarried couples.  Of course there would be, right?  There is a synod on the family coming up. … Continue reading

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An exhortation about marriage and its meaning, its sacrifices, graces and joys

Because of the entry I wrote about Extraordinary Form Nuptial Masses for mixed-faith couples, I was prompted to re-read an exhortation which was often used (and still can be) at the time of the sermon by priests in the USA … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: “We baptize you…” valid?

A friend asked a question by telephone. A priest in a parish baptized two children using the proper rite for baptism, pouring water properly, but saying "WE baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and … Continue reading

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