Daily Archives: 7 May 2021

8 May Indulgence: Supplication to O.L. of Pompeii

There is a beautiful tradition for 8 May, this year Sunday (often right at 1200 noon). Once upon a time one could obtain this day a plenary indulgence by reciting the Supplication to the Madonna of Pompeii.  The other day for … Read More

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WDTPRS – 5th Sunday after Easter (TLM): Liturgical goop. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

I am going to drag you – again – through my standard and sustained rant about liturgy, punctuated by Latin vocabulary and Neoplatonism. First, to be grown up Catholics we need a Mass for grown ups. Our Mass should give … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Validity of Confirmation when an instrument is used and there is no hand contact

Recent I had two dubia about the same issue, one via email and another via SMS.  I find it curious that they both came in within days of each other. The question was about the administration of the Sacrament of … Read More

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A missed anniversary: Freedom 7

At APOD today we find a pic of the Mercury-Redstone 3 lift-off from Cape Canaveral of Alan Shepard in Freedom 7.  5 May 1961… 60 years ago. 60 years. Alan Shepard would later command Apollo 14 and walk on your … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 150

Photo by Bree Dail.

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