Daily Archives: 22 February 2023

Mail from Priests: A guy who had to go to a Novus Ordo Mass today because of bad weather.

In a text message: A priest friend sent this.  At least he was my friend before I listened to what he sent.  I may never talk to him again because I can’t un-hear it. What was that recording?  Put down … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Why fast? Why abstain?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Why do we have to fast and abstain? Why the Eucharistic fast? Why Ash Wednesday? Such a simply put question. Not a simple answer. It’s tied, I think, to another question from email. Also from a … Read More

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Fr. Z’s Ash Wednesday Kitchen: Sandwich 101 et al.

Sandwich. Easy. Right? At Sandwich 101 level, I’ll share just one tip. When you prepare a sandwich, always make sure to bring your to-be-sandwiched additives all the way to the edges of your bread. Sandwich 102 will deal with dividing. … Read More

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T.S. Eliot – “Ash Wednesday”

Back in 2013, with a remnant of a cold, I read T. S. Eliot’s Ash Wednesday. It’s interesting to go back to that post and see the comments.  For example, Supertradmum is no longer with us.  Say a prayer for the repose … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 671

Closing of Forty Hours at Ss. Trinità dei Pelegrini in Rome.  From The Great Roman™. The wonderful nuns of Gower Abbey, the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, have a beautiful disc and digital download: Tenebrae at Ephesus US HERE – UK HERE … Read More


From “The Private Diary of Bishop F. Atticus McButterpants” – 23-02-22

Again, on a busy day we get a fresh one. Feb 22nd, 2023 Dear Diary, Fat Tuesday has come and gone. Other than the flapjacks, good riddance. But I gotta admit I love Ash Wednesday, because so many people show … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2023 – 01: Ash Wedesday – We all fall down.

Daily 5 minute podcast to help you in your Lenten discipline. Today, some notes about the beautiful responsory from the Blessing of Ashes, Emendemus in melius. We hear the second prayer of the blessing of ashes and attend to today … Read More

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