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LENTCAzT 2020: 03 – Friday after Ash Wednesday: When the lights are out and silence has fallen

It is Friday after Ash Wednesday.  Lent is getting underway. The Roman Station is Sts. John and Paul on the Caelian Hill.       REMINDER: I am on pilgrimage in the Holy Land.  I remember my benefactors in my … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2020: 02 – Thursday after Ash Wednesday: “A hand was lifted up against the face of Christ”

It is Thursday after Ash Wednesday.  Lent is getting underway. The Roman Station is San Giorgio in Velabro.       REMINDER: I am on pilgrimage in the Holy Land.  I remember my benefactors in my prayers. I provide these especially in … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2020: 01 Ash Wednesday – The ash marks won’t last, except…

It is Ash Wednesday.  Lent begins. The Roman Station is Santa Sabina on the Aventine Hill.       REMINDER: I am on pilgrimage in the Holy Land.  I remember my benefactors in my prayers. I provide these especially in gratitude to … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2020: 00 Shrove Tuesday – GO TO CONFESSION

And so we begin again a series of daily 5 minute podcasts for Lent.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season. I provide these especially in gratitude … Continue reading

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Fathers! Votive options on Tuesday and Thursday after Sexagesima: Passion of the Lord and Reparation for Insults against the Eucharist

Today I received an email with an interesting liturgical note. I was reminded that on Tuesday after Sexagesima Sunday (in other words, as I write, tomorrow 18 Feb), there was a tradition of saying a Votive Mass of the Passion … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes: Sexagesima and 6th Ordinary 2020

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass that fulfilled your Sunday Obligation? What was it? There are a lot of people who don’t get many good points in the sermons they must endure. … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Sexagesima Sunday: Some make it but many do not.

In the traditional Roman calendar, last week was the first of the pre-Lenten Sundays, Septuagesima or “Seventieth” before Easter. This Sunday is called Sexagesima, “Sixtieth”.  This number is more symbolic than arithmetical. For a fuller explanation, HERE. Pre-Lent Sundays have … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time: “kissing the porch”

For this Ordinary Form calendar Sunday, we have reached the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time. In the Extraordinary Form this Sunday is the sober but helpful, purple-draped pre-Lenten Sexagesima Sunday.  The calendar is helping those who follow the TLM to … Continue reading

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Priestly, not prissily.

In another post, I directed you to Michael Matt’s video.  In that video he touches on several points.  In my other post I underscored one theme.  Here, I’ll underscore what he says, pretty disparagingly, about priests who talk in a … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Septuagesima Sunday: Affliction and Freedom

The Church begins to sing in a new key today.  We are arrived at Pre-Lent.  The seriousness of the upcoming time of discipline rings in our ears. The antiphons for the first part of Mass carry a theme of affliction, … Continue reading

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Card. Sarah: The priesthood is in mortal danger. Wherein Fr. Z rants to priests.

Ed Pentin, still the best, working English Vaticanista hands down, posted at the NCReg an interview with Robert Card. Sarah.  The Cardinal talks about the book, to be released in English in March. I’ve read it already (advance English copy … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest says “for all” rather than “for many”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Can a priest change the words”for many “ to “for all?” The priest said it’s optional. No. A priest may not by his own authority change the liturgical texts. That would be a liturgical abuse. The … Continue reading

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PHOTOS of beautiful Pontifical Mass in Rome at Ss. Trinità and UPDATE on the Baptismal Font Project

Last October I involved you in a project at at Ss. Trinità dei Pellegrini, the FSSP parish and my adoptive home parish in Rome.   Historically, the place had never been a parish church. Therefore, it didn’t have a baptistry or … Continue reading

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3 February: St. Blaise Day and the special blessings of candles and of throats

  Today is the Feast of St. Blaise, about whom we know very little.   We have only this very brief entry in the Martyrologium Romanum:   Sancti Blasii, episcopi et martyris, qui pro christiano nomine Sabaste in Armenia passus … Continue reading

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Archbp. of Kampala forbids Communion in the hand, other decrees

From PML (Post Media Ltd in Uganda) comes this story.  HERE The Archbishop of Kampala, Most Rev. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga (age 67), has issued some decrees. First, he has decreed on 1 Feb 2020 that “every priest, be it a … Continue reading

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