Daily Archives: 10 March 2020

Don’t CANCEL Masses in order to avoid crowds and the spread of Chinese virus. ADD MASSES!

Here is something good. Dioceses and conferences of bishops are panicking. “BIG CROWDS SPREAD DISEASE! We have to SHUT DOWN MASSES!” No.  ADD MASSES!   The crowd at each will be smaller. Look at what this Polish bishop suggests. In connection … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: More about removal of Holy Water at church because of the Chinese Virus. BYOB!

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Our TLM group shares a church with the NO parish and they have removed holy water from the stoops at the entrance. Apparently our Bishop has instructed this to be done to avoid anything being “shared”. … Continue reading

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Purim 2020

Part of our family history as Catholics are the Jewish festivals.  We don’t observe them today, but the are part of our long-term heritage.  The Jewish festivals pointed backward to important events in salvation history and forward to their fulfillment … Continue reading

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A Latin note

From Twitter…. Oratio quadragesimalis diversas formas sumere potest, sed quod vere ante oculos Domini valet, illud est ut illa in nobis fodat, ad duritiam cordis nostri scarificandam perveniens ut id ad Ipsum convertat. — Papa Franciscus (@Pontifex_ln) March 9, 2020 … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2020: 14 – Tuesday in the 2nd Week of Lent: “Act as if each day were the last of your life”

It’s Tuesday in the 2nd Week of Lent. The Roman Station is Santa Balbina.  However, it’s observance was moved to San Bartolomeo on the Tiber Island.   Moreover, in Rome churches have been shut down for the time being because of … Continue reading

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