Daily Archives: 8 February 2020

WDTPRS – Septuagesima Sunday: Affliction and Freedom

The Church begins to sing in a new key today.  We are arrived at Pre-Lent.  The seriousness of the upcoming time of discipline rings in our ears. The antiphons for the first part of Mass carry a theme of affliction, … Continue reading

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SEPTUAGESIMA SUNDAY 2020 – Pre-Lent begins! Get your head into gear.

In the new-fangled calendar Sunday is the 5th in Ordinary Time, and celebrated in green vestments,in the traditional Roman calendar this Sunday is called Septuagesima, Latin for the “Seventieth” day before Easter. The Roman Station for Septuagesima is St. Lawrence … Continue reading

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LifeSite posts verbatim interview with Bp. Sorondo of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. It isn’t pretty.

Diane Montagna posted something at LifeSite that serves a good purpose. She sat down with the controversial head of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (you know, the crowd that has Jeffrey Sachs on speed-dial) who are musing about “transhumanism”, Bishop … Continue reading

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Card. Sarah: The priesthood is in mortal danger. Wherein Fr. Z rants to priests.

Ed Pentin, still the best, working English Vaticanista hands down, posted at the NCReg an interview with Robert Card. Sarah.  The Cardinal talks about the book, to be released in English in March. I’ve read it already (advance English copy … Continue reading

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