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New PRINTS from Daniel Mitsui: Of Awe, Whimsy, and Serious Head Bashing

The distinguished Catholic artist Daniel Mitsui sent me three prints of saints whose feast days are not very far off.  As usual, in his inimitable style, his images present both awe and whimsy. BUT FIRST… a touching story… After Mass last … Continue reading

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A Dominican Thomist examines the claim that “Amoris laetitia” is “Thomistic”

This is really important. I’ve been waiting for a Dominican well-versed in Thomas to examine the claim that Amoris laetitia is a “Thomistic” document and/or that it makes good use of the Angelic Doctor’s words. At LifeSite find an examination by Father … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 16th Sunday after Pentecost: good works bound up in grace

This Sunday’s dense Collect survived the scissors and paste-pots of the Consilium during the 1960’s and lived on in the post-Conciliar Missale Romanum as the 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time (next week). This prayer, used for centuries, is in the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 24th Ordinary Sunday: “Do our prayers make a difference?”

The Collect for the 24th Ordinary Sunday was not in pre-Conciliar editions of the Roman Missal but it has an antecedent in the ancient Veronese Sacramentary among the prayers used during September. Respice nos, rerum omnium Deus creator et rector, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 19th Ordinary Sunday: frightening consolation

The Collect for the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time was not in previous editions Missale Romanum before the 1970 Novus Ordo. It has roots in the 9th century Sacramentary of Bergamo and thus is ancient text… sort of. Note that for … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 4th Sunday after Pentecost: O Captain, my Captain!

I may have quoted Whitman, but, no, I’m not talking about Abraham Lincoln. Today’s prayer is found in ancient sacramentaries, such as the Veronese and the “Hadrian” version of the Gregorian, and the so-called Gelasian.  It is unchanged in the … Continue reading

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28 Dec – Childermas – The Holy Innocents: “They were the Church’s first blossoms”

Today is Childermas, the Feast of the Holy Innocents. Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child, By by, lully lullay, thou little tiny child, By by, lully lullay. O sisters too, How may we do For to preserve this day This … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 6th Sunday remaining after Epiphany: true “active participation” at Mass

As we approach the end of another liturgical year, an odd thing happens in the Church’s traditional, pre-Conciliar calendar. The Sundays left over after Epiphany, after Christmas, are finally dusted off and prayed until the liturgical year is concluded.  This has … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 24th Ordinary Sunday: “Is God is our cosmic concierge?”

The Collect for the 24th Ordinary Sunday was not in pre-Conciliar editions of the Roman Missal but it has an antecedent in the ancient Veronese Sacramentary among the prayers used during September. Respice nos, rerum omnium Deus creator et rector, … Continue reading

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8 Sept – Nativity of Mary

Consider what our prospects were before the birth not only of Our Lord, but from before the birth of His Mother, from whom He took our human nature, the Blessed Virgin Mary. Today’s feast is older than the Feast of … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 16th Sunday after Pentecost: good works bound up in grace

This Sunday’s dense Collect survived the scissors and paste-pots of the Consilium during the 1960’s and lived on in the post-Conciliar Missale Romanum as the 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time (next week). This prayer, used for centuries, is in the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 19th Ordinary Sunday: Trusting Audacity, Harrowing Consolation

The Collect for the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time was not in previous editions Missale Romanum before the 1970 Novus Ordo. It has roots in the 9th century Sacramentary of Bergamo and thus is ancient text… sort of. Note that for … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 141: Two Prayers of St. Thomas Aquinas

In the post-Conciliar, Novus Ordo calendar today is the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas (+1274).  Let’s hear two prayers from the Angelic Doctor, his Prayer Before Mass and Communion and his Prayer After Mass and Communion in both Latin and English. Some … Continue reading

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“They were the Church’s first blossoms” – the Holy Innocents

Today is Childermas, the Feast of the Holy Innocents. Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child, By by, lully lullay, thou little tiny child, By by, lully lullay. O sisters too, How may we do For to preserve this day This … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 6th Sunday remaining after Epiphany: true “active participation” at Mass

As we approach the end of another liturgical year, an odd thing happens in the Church’s traditional, pre-Conciliar calendar. The Sundays left over after Epiphany, after Christmas, are finally dusted off and prayed until the liturgical year is concluded.  This has … Continue reading

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