LENTCAzT 2023 – 04: Saturday after Ash Wednesday – Gossip

Daily 5 minute podcast to help you in your Lenten discipline.

Roman Station: Santa Sabina.  The Collect: S. Lorenzo in Lucina.

Today we hear the Prayer Over the People after visiting the Roman Station.  Then Fr. Troadec gives us a stout dose of medicine about how harmful sins of the tongue can be.

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  1. Gab says:

    Just of interest, in the pre-1955 Missal, today’s station is listed as St Tryphon and the Gospel is Mark 6, 47-56.

    Am appreciative of your Lentcazts, Father, thank you.

  2. Ms. M-S says:

    Thanks, Father Z and Father Troadec, for this helpful reflection before Confession this afternoon!

  3. Dominicanes says:

    Of course we OPs love Santa Sabina as it is sort of our mother house. It is wonderful to pray in the rosary chapel early in the morning where there is adoration and before the doors are open to the public.
    The image of Fra Angelico painting the crucifixion fresco is such a lovely one but I do hope he wore some sort of apron over his habit!
    Imagine having a fresco like this on the wall of your cell!

  4. Suburbanbanshee says:

    I was recently listening to The China Show on the China ADV channel on YouTube, which is basically two guys who used to live in China, discussing the latest news about China (usually skulduggery and bad ideas, sadly).

    And they pointed out that a lot of channels are paid by the Chinese government (through intermediaries like foundations) to put out a script saying what the CCP wants people to hear, and others are tricked into believing CCP lies and passing them on, for free.

    But sometimes, channels that don’t have anything to do with China, are given scripts on topics that don’t have anything to do with China. They just want to denigrate somebody the CCP doesn’t like, or to cause general dissension and distrust within countries or groups they don’t like.

    And it occurred to me… well, China doesn’t like Catholics much.

    Not something to spend a lot of paranoia about — but if Catholic social media people start coming up with inexplicable stuff, that might be the reason.

    Heck, there have been governments’ pro trolls and bots on apolitical entertainment blogs and channels, so I would be surprised if we didn’t have a couple CCP “water army” guys hanging around the Catholicosphere.

    (And of course other governments and activist groups probably do this too, sometimes just to stir up excitement and distract from their own bad news stories.)

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