Category Archives: Patristiblogging

Formerly NAPLAM – For Patristibloggers – blog posts concerning the Fathers of the Church

Be proactive! Learning opportunities: Augustine’s Confessions and Latin

One thing that COVID-1984 Theatre has done is accelerated the refinement of distance viewing and learning, for example of Masses/Hours (e.g., Saint-N-du-Chard., et al. including a rather cleric) and courses (e.g. Robert Royal’s Augustine’s Confessions – JUST STARTING – HURRY!). … Read More

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Opportunity: Weekly online course on St. Augustine’s ‘Confessions’

Prof. Robert Royal, editor of The Catholic Thing, recently concluded an online course on Dante’s essential Divine Comedy.  I followed it and it was excellent. Now he will have an online course on St. Augustine’s Confessions.   The online weekly classes begin on … Read More

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CHRISTMASCAzT 2021: 32 – Wednesday in the Octave of Christmas: “In the fullness of time, you became a man among men, to unite the end to the beginning, that is, man to God”

One of a series of 5 minute daily podcasts during Advent 2021. Today the founder of a priestly fraternity pours out his heart to the Child Jesus. John Paul II talks about Eucharist Adoration. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · CHRISTMASCAzT 2021: … Read More

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ADVENTCAzT 2021: 23 – Monday 4th week of Advent: “Caesar Augustus, the master bookkeeper of the world, say in his palace by the Tiber.”

One of a series of 5 minute daily podcasts during Advent 2021. Today St. Ambrose of Milan presents some theses and antitheses, which he was pretty good at. Fulton Sheen describes a scene that set something amazing in motion foretold … Read More

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ADVENTCAzT 2021: 20 – Ember Friday 3rd Week of Advent: The grace of the Holy Spirit knows no tardiness

St. Ambrose glosses the Gospel reading from Holy Mass in the Vetus Ordo, the Roman Mass, which presents the Visitation. Fr. Troadec makes observations about O Antiphons which begin today at Vespers through 23 December. Fr. Z adds three things … Read More

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ADVENTCAzT 2021: 12 – Thursday 2nd Week of Advent – A big day is coming

One of a series of 5 minute daily podcasts during Advent 2021. We start to look forward to the upcoming Sunday by looking back to the ancient Church of Rome and Station rites at St. Peter’s. Cyril of Jerusalem talks … Read More

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ADVENTCAzT 2021: 11 – Wednesday 2nd Week of Advent – Immaculate Conception

One of a series of 5 minute daily podcasts during Advent 2021. Today we hear from Pius Parsch about why the Feast of the Immaculate Conception is in Advent. Dom Prosper Gueranger waxes eloquent about our good fortune. St. Ignatius … Read More

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ADVENTCAzT 2021: 10 – Tuesday 2nd Week of Advent – “Derepénte púero Ambrósium epíscopum exclamánte, univérsi pópuli vox erúpit.”

One of a series of 5 minute daily podcasts during Advent 2021. Today we hear about St. Ambrose, whose feast it is, from the 3rd Reading of the Office of Matins in the Breviarium Romanum. Then, Ambrose instructs us on … Read More

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ADVENTCAzT 2021: 09 – Monday 2nd Week of Advent – The Devil really, really resents being whupped by a woman.

One of a series of 5 minute daily podcasts during Advent 2021. Today we have wisdom from a Church Father, Lactantius, about being consistent in living what we say to others. Peter Kreeft talks about whuppin’ the Devil and he … Read More

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ADVENTCAzT 2021: 08 – 2nd Sunday of Advent – God comes to you more than you go to Him.

One of a series of 5 minute daily podcasts during Advent 2021. Today Bl. Idelfonso Schuster talks about the Roman Station and St. Gregory explains the symbolism of the “bent reed”. Fulton Sheen chimes in. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · ADVENTCAzT … Read More

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ADVENTCAzT 2021: 07 – Saturday in the 1st Week of Advent – Sin got you down?

One of a series of 5 minute daily podcasts during Advent 2021. Today we hear some Latin, from the Roman Breviary, about the saint of the day, Peter Chrysologus, Bishop and Doctor. There is one particularly good line that ties … Read More

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ADVENTCAzT 2021: 06 – Friday in the 1st Week of Advent – About those gates of Hell…

One of a series of 5 minute daily podcasts during Advent 2021. Today Peter Kreeft gives us a reason, one of many, for why he is Catholic. Fr. Spitzer talks about “nothing”. Commodianus warns us. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · ADVENTCAzT … Read More

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An idea for All Saints next year

At the traditional parish in Rome, Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini, there was a nice ceremony in honor of all the saints. This could also be done on the Feast of Holy Relics, on 1o December in the 1962 calendar.  Before … Read More

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ASK FATHER: St. Irenaeus… Doctor of the Church?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Pope Francis has said that he is going to name St. Irenaeus of Lyon a “Doctor of the Church”. Is it possible that too many doctors, like too many pope saints, waters down the whole thing? … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Father is not preaching on Sundays. Does this violate Canon Law?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Our pastor is a wonderful, faith-filled priest who absolutely loves the traditional liturgy. We are lucky to have him. He’s also a magnificent preacher. However, I’ve noticed he sometimes doesn’t preach at Sunday Mass. Even though … Read More

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A Roman Mystery: The Lost Tomb of St. Jerome

Here’s an oldie post, which I promised a priest I would repost. If there have to be reality TV shows or treasure hunt movies, I propose finding the tomb of St. Jerome (+420) in the Basilica of St. Mary Major … Read More

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6 Sept: St. Zechariah, Old Testament Prophet

Today is the feast of St. Zachariah, the prophet of the Old Testament. Here is the entry in the Martyrologium Romanum with a translation. 1. Commemoratio sancti Zachariae, prophetae, qui populum de exsilio in terra promissionis reversurum prophetavit eique regis … Read More

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To all bishops and priests about Communion for manifest sinners from St. John Chrysostom

My emphases: “I speak not only to the communicant, but also I say to the priest who ministers the Sacrament: Distribute this gift with much care. There is no small punishment for you, if being conscious of any wickedness in … Read More

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BOOK: Mysteries of the Lord’s Prayer

Lo those many years ago in Rome, I was in school studying the Fathers of the Church (Patristics) with one of the fine young Jesuits who are rising up in many places. I just received a new book by this … Read More

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Another “We are our rites!” rant from Fr. Z

At Crisis there is a piece by Paul Krause which knocks one out of the park.  He writes about reverence in worship.  His starting point is a Christological view of anthropology and, therefore, the virtue of Religion (though he doesn’t … Read More

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