Monthly Archives: February 2020

Happy Bissextilis! (No, it’s not a Jesuit holiday.)

It is a Leap Year Day.  In Latin this is bissextilis, and has nothing to do with prominent Jesuits and their abetters. When there isn’t a 29 February, the saints are observed on 28 February.  For this intercalary day in the … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2020: 04 – Saturday after Ash Wednesday: Backbiting and hen plucking

It is Saturday after Ash Wednesday.  Lent is getting underway. The Roman Station is Sant’Agostino.       REMINDER: I am on pilgrimage in the Holy Land.  I remember my benefactors in my prayers. I provide these especially in gratitude to benefactors … Continue reading

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27-28 Feb 2020 HOLY LAND TLM PILGRIMAGE – Day 6-7: The Dead Sea and the Holy Sepulcher

From way up in Jerusalem we zoomed way down past sea level to the lowest place on your planet, where the Jordan enters the Dead Sea. It was a short hike from there to the mountain where the Lord was … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2020: 03 – Friday after Ash Wednesday: When the lights are out and silence has fallen

It is Friday after Ash Wednesday.  Lent is getting underway. The Roman Station is Sts. John and Paul on the Caelian Hill.       REMINDER: I am on pilgrimage in the Holy Land.  I remember my benefactors in my … Continue reading

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Fri 28 Feb (Thurs evening in USA!) – Mass for Benefactors at the Holy Sepulcher of Christ in Jerusalem

Tomorrow, Friday 28 Feb 2020, early our time in Jerusalem (evening on Thursday 27 Feb in the USA),  we will rise and go to the beginning of the Via Dolorosa, the “Way of the Cross”.   We are planning to begin … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2020: 02 – Thursday after Ash Wednesday: “A hand was lifted up against the face of Christ”

It is Thursday after Ash Wednesday.  Lent is getting underway. The Roman Station is San Giorgio in Velabro.       REMINDER: I am on pilgrimage in the Holy Land.  I remember my benefactors in my prayers. I provide these especially in … Continue reading

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Pres. Trump’s Message for Ash Wednesday

Did you all see the Ash Wednesday Message from Pres. Trump? Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2020 Presidential Message on Ash Wednesday, 2020 Melania and I wish everyone observing Ash Wednesday a peaceful and prayerful … Continue reading

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Italy shuts down Masses, but leaves everything else going.

A reader sent me a link to the site of the SSPX in Italy. They have a statement in reaction to the government shut down of Masses till 1 March. As you know, there has been an outbreak in Italy. … Continue reading

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26 Feb 2020 HOLY LAND TLM PILGRIMAGE – Day 6: Jesus Wept and Peter Denied

Today took us to several significant sites in the life of Our Lord and His chief Apostle and His Blessed Mother. We started Mass at the church built near the spot where the Lord came ’round the bend and saw … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2020: 01 Ash Wednesday – The ash marks won’t last, except…

It is Ash Wednesday.  Lent begins. The Roman Station is Santa Sabina on the Aventine Hill.       REMINDER: I am on pilgrimage in the Holy Land.  I remember my benefactors in my prayers. I provide these especially in gratitude to … Continue reading

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24-25 Feb 2020 HOLY LAND TLM PILGRIMAGE – Day 4-5: Carmel and Caesarea, Bethlehem and Baptist

Zuhlsdorf’s Law has kept me from posting. On the way… a view from a distance of the place where Mary was probably born. Above Haifa is the Stella Maris convent, built around the cave in which Elijah stayed. We had … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2020: 00 Shrove Tuesday – GO TO CONFESSION

And so we begin again a series of daily 5 minute podcasts for Lent.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season. I provide these especially in gratitude … Continue reading

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Is Francis perhaps backing away a little from the progressivist, lib, German-driven agenda?

I wonder if Sandro Magistro is right? He doesn’t often put his foot wrong. At his place, Magister has an analysis piece worth reading. He is of the mind that the resistance to the obvious machinations of the Germans, and … Continue reading

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HOLY LAND TLM PILGRIMAGE – Day 3: Primacy of Peter, Pan, NOT Peter Pan

Sunrise over the Sea of Galilee. What it sounded like. https://wdtprs.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Galilee_birds_dawn_02.mp3   Today we explored Peter. It is Quinquagesima Sunday, but because we were at the place where the Lord appeared to the Apostles after the Resurrection, and Christ interrogated … Continue reading

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HOLY LAND TLM PILGRIMAGE – Day 2: Beatitudes, Fish and Fisherman

Today we went up to the mount where the Lord delivered the greatest sermon ever to be given and recounted, the Sermon on the Mount. On the way, we went by the opening of the valley that leads up to … Continue reading

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