Daily Archives: 13 April 2019

ASK FATHER: The priest is a jerk and has hang-ups

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Can priests be trusted with all parishoners or do they have hang-ups with particular types of people? I am a single woman and I feel like the priest at my church doesn’t like to be called … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: My unbaptized wife insists on contraception

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’m a youngish Catholic man who very much wants closeness with Christ through the Church in Her teachings and Sacraments. I’m also a Catholic man married to an unbaptized woman, who has been insistent on taking … Continue reading

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A detail in a detail in a header on this blog and some details about a liturgical detail.

Speaking of Tenebrae hearses… As you know, the TMSM has obtained a new-old hearse.  THANK YOU, MB, for the generous donation! A Tenebrae hearse is a pavement standing candelabra with 15 candles. After each psalm of Matins and Lauds a … Continue reading

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What went through my during the Gospel this morning?

This morning at Mass a detail in the Gospel pericope struck me with force.  Buried in the longish reading is the key, probably, to its selection by our forebears, who so lovingly polish the gems of our sacred liturgical rites … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2019 39 – Saturday the 5th Week of Lent: The hour has come

These daily 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season. Today is Saturday after Passion Sunday, Saturday in the 5th Week of Lent. Today … Continue reading

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