Category Archives: Patristiblogging

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

LENTCAzT 2020: 09 – Thursday in the 1st Week of Lent: Bread, ham and slow neutrons

It’s Thursday in the 1st Week of Lent. The Roman Station is San Lorenzo in Panisperna. We hear today about the martyrdom of St. Lawrence and Fulton Sheen adds a comment.  You will also hear a bit of the wonderful … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2020: 05 – 1st Sunday of Lent: gentler in everything

It is the 1st Sunday of Lent.  Lent is really underway now. The Roman Station is St. John Lateran. I provide these especially in gratitude to benefactors who help me and this blog.

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ASK FATHER: What is St. Augustine’s true name?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have a number of volumes of St. Augustine’s writings, almost entirely English translations. However, I recently acquired a volume of his writings in Latin and the title page refers to him as “Sancti Aurelii Augustini.” … Continue reading

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21 January St. Agnes: “Intercede and beg a return of orthodoxy, sanity and sanctity to the Roman Church!”

Let us today invoke St. Agnes, virgin and martyr. O glorious Agnes who, though weak, were chosen by God to make His own might manifest in your martyrdom, together with the Peter and Paul and the other Roman martyrs and … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Epiphany Collect: Liturgy should be “epiphany”

In the Novus Ordo calendar Epiphany (which is supposed to be 12 days after Christmas – the reason it is called “Twelfth Night”) is sometimes moved to the Sunday.  I suppose that they reasoned that more people would celebrate the important … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 2019 30: Snatched up into invisible love

Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 30, Monday in the Octave of Christmas. We hear from St. Augustine about who the boss really is.  The Christmas Preface is amazing.  Fulton Sheen on true love. These 5 minute offerings are a token of gratitude … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 2019 14: Guard the Faith from assault

Here is ADVENTCAzT 14, for Saturday in the 2nd Week of Advent. Fr. Troadec talks about “human respect”. [US HERE (English) – UK (French original) HERE]   Then we go back many centuries to Clement of Alexandria.  An Act of Contrition rounds us out. … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 2019 07: “O Come Redeemer of the Earth”

Here is ADVENTCAzT 07, for Saturday in the 1st Week of Advent. Today we hear some wisdom from Meditations for Each Day, by Antonio Card. Bacci [US HERE – UK HERE]  I give you also an hymn about the Incarnation … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Sorrows Project: 3rd Sorrow – The loss of the Child Jesus in Jerusalem

So far… 1st Sorrow – The Prophecy of Simeon 2nd Sorrow – The Flight into Egypt Now we turn to… The Loss of the Child Jesus in the Temple in Jerusalem. (Luke 2:43–45) In the Presentation, the Lord – the … Continue reading

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5th Glorious Mystery: The Coronation of Our Lady

Today is the Feast of the Queenship of Mary, in the newer, Novus Ordo calendar. Here is an oldie post from 2006, the final installment of my Patristic Rosary Project. ___ We conclude our Patristic Rosary Project today with the: … Continue reading

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Jesuit Thomas Reese against Transubstantiation. Wherein Fr. Z responds.

Fr. Thomas Reese, SJ, is well known to readers of this blog as a charlatan theologian. He was once the editor of Jesuit-run Amerika, but in 2005 the CDF ousted him due to his stances on the use of condoms, … Continue reading

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9 August – St. Edith Stein – Her dialogue between Ambrose and Augustine

Today is the feast of St. Edith Stein, co-patroness of Europe.  Ethnically Jewish, she converted and entered Carmel as Sr. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross.  In 1942 she was rounded up by the Nazis and sent to Auschwitz, where she … Continue reading

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1 August – Seven Holy Maccabees: A mother urges her children to their deaths

In the new-fangled, Ordinary Form calendar today is the feast of St. Alphonsus Maria de’Liguori, the Bishop and Doctor of the Church so famous for his contributions to moral theology.   One of the great thrills of my life was to … Continue reading

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2nd Joyful Mystery: The Visitation (Traditional 2 July)

In the traditional calendar, the Feast of the Visitation, 2 July, came at the end of the long-suppressed Octave of John the Baptist.  In the Novus Ordo it now falls on 31 May, between the Annunciation and the Birth of … Continue reading

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The bones of St. Ambrose examined and verified

I put on my patristicist cap today with super excitement.  I saw at NLM Greg DiPippo’s spiffy post which conveys news from Italian media about forensic analysis of the bones of St. Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor, who died in 397.  … Continue reading

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