Monthly Archives: April 2022

Daily Rome Shot 478, etc.

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Roman Birthday Edition

Because yesterday was the 2775th Birthday of Rome, I decided to be Roman in my evening repast. Spaghetti all’amatriciana.   I didn’t have any bucatini, but this bronze-cut high-quality pasta is a principled choice.  Actually, it is chitarra. All’amatriciana is a … Read More

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A Lutheran pastor muses about the state of the Catholic Church. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

The following was penned by a Lutheran at the blog Pastoral Meanderings: The Random Thoughts of a Lutheran Parish Pastor It is packed with items for reflection. One in particular caught my eye.  My emphases and comments. The glory of Rome. . . … Read More

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PASCHALCAzT 2022 – 52: Easter Friday – Warfare!

Daily 5 minute podcast to celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord. Roman Station: St. Mary ‘ad Martyres’ TODAY: A harrowing exorcism. Our ongoing warfare. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · PASCHALCAzT 2022 – 52: Easter Friday – Warfare!

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ASK FATHER: Did Vatican II extend the Good Friday fast also to Holy Saturday? What about Sacrosanctum Concilium 110?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: For a scrupulous person (me!), who would like clarity on his obligations: Is the extending of the Good Friday Fast to Holy Saturday obligatory? One translation of SC 110 says, “Let [the Paschal Fast] be celebrated … Read More

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Here’s something you don’t see everyday. VIDEO

Here’s something you don’t see everyday. Today is Rome’s Birthday, 2775nd. Rome and the sun and time are intertwined. For example, Augustus set up an Egyptian obelisk as the gnomon of a sundial. The obelisk of St. Peter’s also casts … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 477, etc. – Happy Birthday!

Happy 2775th Birthday Rome! Daily Mass Fervorino: HERE

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Just Too Cool: The Shroud examined with a new dating technique…. SURPRISE! (Not!)

I am ever delighted when I hear news that some new technological development has been used to discover a hitherto unimagined detail in one of our famous miraculous objects.  For example, the development, pun intended, of photography reveal that the … Read More

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PASCHALCAzT 2022 – 51: Easter Thursday – Repentence!

Daily 5 minute podcast to celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord. Roman Station: Holy Twelve Apostles TODAY: Our Lord tells St. Catherine of Siena about how HE is in the Host. Ralph Martin points out the hard but obvious truth … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Must we abstain from eating meat on Friday in the Octave of Easter?

We are now in the Easter Octave – Happy Easter! Let’s get out in front of this before the calendar clicks over to Friday From a reader… QUAERITUR: My wife and I recently returned to the traditional Friday abstinence from … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 474, etc.

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PASCHALCAzT 2022 – 50: Easter Wednesday – Courage!

Daily 5 minute podcast to celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord. Roman Station: St. Lawrence outside the walls TODAY: Bl. Idelfonso Schuster put his finger on a real problem among our shepherds of our own day in contrast with Peter. … Read More

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Now THAT’s what I’m talkin’ about!

The Gloria at the Easter Vigil at Brompton Oratory.

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URGENT ACTION ITEM! UPDATE on Fr. Dana Christensen: final earthly journey. Renew a petition to Ven. @FultonSheen for him.

Update on Fr. Dana Christensen:.   He is the young priest who has been struggling heroically with ALS. More than ever now, pray for him. Dear friends and family of Fr. Dana: This is Annie, his sister. Our family wanted to … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Solid books about Ignatian spirituality and Jesuit teaching without the crazy stuff

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Thank you for all you do Father. I’ve always been a big fan of St Ignatius of Loyola and what the Jesuits once were. I’m also equally appalled at what they have become. Growing up the … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 473, etc.

The wonderful nuns of Gower Abbey, the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, have a new disc and digital download: Tenebrae at Ephesus US HERE – UK HERE These are the RESPONSORIES of Tenebrae for all three days of the Triduum.  They are, … Read More

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PASCHALCAzT 2022 – 49: Easter Tuesday – Peace!

Daily 5 minute podcast to celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord. Roman Station: St. Paul’s outside the walls TODAY: “Peace!” Reflection from Fr. Troadec and a note from a Doctrix of the Church. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · PASCHALCAzT 2022 – … Read More

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PASCHALCAzT 2022 – 48: Easter Monday – Procession!

Daily 5 minute podcast to celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord. Roman Station: St. Peter’s in the Vatican TODAY: Procession! Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · PASCHALCAzT 2022 – 48: Easter Monday – Procession!

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WDTPRS Easter Monday – Post Communion (NO)

The Post Communion prayer for today’s Mass in the Ordinary Form caught my eye because of it’s interesting beginning. Exuberet, quaesumus, Domine, mentibus nostris paschalis gratia sacramenti, ut, quos viam fecisti perpetuae salutis intrare, donis tuis dignos efficias. This prayer … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 472, etc.

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