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Video: WE ARE OUR RITES

I always enjoy the photos and videos of young boy playing Mass.  Children are naturally liturgical. Of course Holy Church breathes with both lungs, East and West. This is terrific.  “Divine Liturgy” according to the young. WE ARE OUR RITES

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Is there ice on Mars? It seems that, yes, there is.

Is there ice on Mars? It seems that, yes, there is. The European Space Agency has released a photo of what they say is water ice in an unnamed crater in Vastitas Borealis near the pole of Mars.  (I love … Read More

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VIDEO: See a “liturgical unicorn” – Chrism Mass in the Traditional Roman Rite

This is one of the rarest of liturgical rites in the Church right now: the Holy Thursday – yes, Holy Thursday – Chrism Mass in the Traditional Roman Rite, the Vetus Ordo, the Extraordinary Form. This was streamed from the US … Read More

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What a rocket launch looks like… from space.

What a rocket launch looks like from space.   This is from APOD. The launch of a Soyez resupply mission for the ISS. One of these days, I’ll make a radio contact with the ISS as it passes over. Meanwhile, on … Read More

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25 March is Dantedì… Dante Day.

I would be remiss were I not to mention that Italy – and the whole world – is celebrating a Year of Dante.   2021 is the 700th anniversary of the death of arguably the greatest of all poets.  The English … Read More

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Welcome to AEQUINOCTIUM!

In the North, which is where most of you readers are, it is the first day of Spring, the Vernal Equinox, today.  We are interested in this day in particular because we date Easter as the 1) first Sunday 2) … Read More

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DAILY ROME SHOT – 106 – BONUS SHOTS

Today on the Feast of St. Joseph, and a Lenten Friday, I have two Bonus Shots. First, Photo by Bree Dail. And next… Photo by The Great Roman™. I cannot tell you how happy I am to see this sign, with … Read More

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“Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me…” The mighty Lorica of Saint Patrick

During these dark days, we can benefit from the use of this prayer, called the Breastplate, or Loríca of St. Patrick, “The Cry of the Deer” (Latin Lorica is pronounced lo-REE-ka).  It is said that St. Patrick (+461) sang this when an … Read More

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“Portable Personal Air Mobility System” – UPDATE – POLL

I know that Fr. Finigan would agree that these are long over due. [UPDATE: On Twitter Fr. F asked for a poll.  Be careful of what you ask for.] From Military Times: Jet packs are on their way to a … Read More

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2000 year old biblical texts, coins, 10000 year old basket, found in cave in the Judean desert

One of you long-time readers sent me a link to this fascinating story in the Jerusalem Post. Great photos in the piece. 2,000-year-old biblical texts found in Israel, 1st since Dead Sea Scrolls 6,000-year-old child skeleton found together with world’s … Read More

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Post-Brexit, Europe needs a new official language. If only there were one that stood for historic European unity….

A priest friend sent this.  From TRTWorld.com with some emphases and comments. French call to replace English with Latin as Europe’s official language Met with scorn for now, the sentiment against English language is moving from the fringes to mainstream politics. An anti-English movement is … Read More

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JUST TOO COOL: 700 year old papal vineyard in France revived by Benedictine Monks

I occasionally post about the wonderful, traditional Benedictine monks and nuns of Le Barroux in Provence.  Their monasteries are little slices of paradise.   You can hear live online or on demand the men chanting the liturgical hours HERE. I saw … Read More

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ITE AD IOSEPH! Go to Joseph! Wherein Fr. Z gives thanks to St. Joseph for help received.

This year has been dedicated to St. Joseph, who is Patron of the Dying, Terror of Demons and Protector of the Church. Wednesdays are customarily designated for Votive Masses of St. Joseph. Lately, because of upheaval in life, I entrusted … Read More

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Blind priest wants to learn the TLM, lots of challenges. Fr. Z offers help.

A couple months ago, I posted about the availability of the traditional Missale Romanum in Braille.  HERE  I also posted on help for a blind priest who wants to learn the Traditional Latin Mass HERE. Today, a reader sent me a link … Read More

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Plus ça change

Some progressivists think that mankind has progressed to the point where we can reinterpret the Scriptures for our time in a way that contradicts their meaning, that we are mature now and we don’t have to kneel before God, that … Read More

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The first oak selected for the new spire of Notre-Dame de Paris

Back in the day, far sighted people planted groves of trees for use decades in the future. Even the US Navy still does this, for the sake of USS Constitution. I remember in The Cardinal, the little parish Steve was … Read More

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HUGE NEWS! IDENTIFIED: Remains of Servant of God, Army Chaplain Fr. Emil Kapaun (MofH in Korean War!)

This is terrific news! Today, I was notified that the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency identified the remains of Marion County-native Father Emil Kapaun. He served as an Army Chaplain during WWII and the Korean War, where he was taken as … Read More

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JUST TOO COOL: 3000 year old royal purple fabric discovered in Israel (think… King David, Solomon)

Here is something for your Just Too Cool file. From SciTech Daily: A Glimpse Into the Royal Purple Wardrobe of King David and King Solomon – 3000 Years Ago “King Solomon made for himself the carriage; he made it of … Read More

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Burying the “Alleluia”

There is a lovely custom attached to Septuagesima Sunday and Pre-Lent: burying the Alleluia. At Septuagesima we stop, in the traditional rites, singing an Alleluia after the Gradual and, instead, sing a Tract.  The Alleluia isn’t heard in Masses of … Read More

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Navy Chaplain posthumously received the Navy Cross

Here is something that I had readied for posting and then, given recent events, the draft scrolled away from my view. Take a moment to check out this piece at the Navy Times about the posthumous awarding of the Navy Cross … Read More

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