Daily Archives: 27 December 2022

ASK FATHER: Must we do penance, abstain from meat, on Friday in the Octave of Christmas?

This is a question which comes up each year. It came up again today. Must we do penance on Friday within the Octave of Christmas? The short answer is YES, this year, yes. According to Canon Law, Catholics are bound … Read More

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27 December – St. John the Evangelist – Today we bless WINE!

The liturgical year guided and nourished and shaped Catholics for centuries.  It does so far less now, since it is much diminished after the “reforms” that hacked away at the calendar. However, once upon a time people not only followed … Read More

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27 Dec – St. John Evangelist and St. Fabiola and Card. Wiseman about Protestantism and the Bible

Today, being the Feast of the Evangelist John, we have a special blessing for wine and other libations.  I wrote about that HERE.  We have this blessing because of an assassination attempt.    There was an attempt on the life … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 617

Welcome registrant: tractorcrazy From the wonderful new presepio at Ss. Trinità dei Pelegrini. Meanwhile, … White to move and gain material. NB: I’ll hold comments with solutions ’till the next day so there won’t be “spoilers” for others. Great monks.  … Read More