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“This blog is like a fusion of the Baroque ‘salon’ with its well-tuned harpsichord around which polite society gathered for entertainment and edification and, on the other hand, a Wild West “saloon” with its out-of-tune piano and swinging doors, where everyone has a gun and something to say. Nevertheless, we try to point our discussions back to what it is to be Catholic in this increasingly difficult age, to love God, and how to get to heaven.” – Fr. Z
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YOUR RECENT COMMENTS
- Bryan D. Boyle: Offered at the foot of St. Anne in her shrine: “Sei gneur, accorde-lu i le repos éternel, et que la lumière perpétuell e brille sur lui. Que son âme et les âmes de tous les...
- Anita Moore, O.P.(lay): Taylor Marshall did a very interestin g interview about the history of the traditiona list movement with Michael Matt, the son of Alphonse Matt. He talked about his fathe...
- Charivari Rob: Interestin gly, LGA was NYC’ s home to seaplanes. The old clippers flew in and out using the still-stan ding, still-used Marine Air Terminal.
- Charivari Rob: In fairness, I should have added that an Airtrain link to subway and commuter railroad is in the planning pipeline (though I have no idea how long that might take)
- GypsyMom: Would he also hold the hand of a racist and accompany him as he spit out racial epithets? Or of a rich employer as he exploited his poor employees? Or of a big business executive as he...
- Charivari Rob: The notion that LGA is NYC’ s primary airport is arguable, but yes, it does suffer in comparison to the others for Transit access. …and yeah, that Robert Moses was a pip.
- Kevin: I pray that those young men serving have a vocation to the Priesthood . The one draped with the vimpae (is that correct?) seems especially deep in prayer.
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- Danteewoo: Hold the hand of the person committing suicide, and then tell him that this is the first time you have held the hand of a person as he went to Hell.
- Anita Moore, O.P.(lay): No surprise here. Isn’t Paglia the one with the blasphemou s mural in his cathedral, in which he himself is depicted?
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- Amerikaner: Paglia: Even though he considers it wrong, he will help hold a bank robberR 17;s bags o’ money. One must promote the culture of cash.
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- William: Likewise, instead of protesting abortion clinics, we should be escorting women into them.
- Gerard Plourde: To follow up on the comments made by Suburbanba nshee and Fr. Z. upthread, the observatio n that the linguistic usage may reflect that of an earlier time, this phenomenon was also...
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"But if, in any layman who is indeed imbued with literature, ignorance of the Latin language, which we can truly call the 'catholic' language, indicates a certain sluggishness in his love toward the Church, how much more fitting it is that each and every cleric should be adequately practiced and skilled in that language!" - Pius XI
"Let us realize that this remark of Cicero (Brutus 37, 140) can be in a certain way referred to [young lay people]: 'It is not so much a matter of distinction to know Latin as it is disgraceful not to know it.'" - St. John Paul II
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- A few more pics of the beautiful Mass with Card. Burke
- Note the twisted moral logic of those in power today
- URGENT PRAYER REQUEST: Alphonse Matt, publisher of The Wanderer – R.I.P.
- ADVENTCAzT 2019 11: Tabernacling Himself in His own creation.
- VIDEO: @BishopHying of @MadisonDiocese in Rome for the ad limina visit 1 & 2
- NYC Day 1: Italian Sauce or Gravy
- ADVENTCAzT 2019 10: “Some candle clear burns somewhere I come by.”
- Pontifical Mass with Card. Burke
- STUDIES: When highly developed cultures undergo sexual revolution and license they collapse with monotonous regularity within three generations
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes
- ADVENTCAzT 2019 09: Head and heart
- My View For Awhile: Gotham Assault
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- ADVENTCAzT 2019 08: “How beautiful thou art, O Lady”
- More homosexualist rubbish from – wait for it! – German bishops!
- ADVENTCAzT 2019 07: “O Come Redeemer of the Earth”
- ASK FATHER: Do I sin if I think that Benedict XVI on purpose didn’t resign the papacy?
- Reflections on the symbolism of the altar rail or Communion rail and some practical suggestions
- ADVENTCAzT 2019 06: “Jesus thirsts for us to thirst for Him.”
- Stepping on the Third Gear
- Newly Received! Challenge Coin – Coloring Books – Bibles – 2020 Ordo
- ASK FATHER: Are vestments made of materials other than silk tolerated for Mass in the Extraordinary Form?
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- Sending snail-mail 2019 Christmas cards
- Solemn Requiem Mass for the late Bp. Robert C. Morlino, prayers also for Bp. Paul Sirba – VIDEO/AUDIO sermon
- ADVENTCAzT 2019 05: Angelic suggestions or our own thoughts?
- MADISON – 4 Dec – 6:30PM – Solemn Requiem Mass for Bp. Robert C. Morlino
- ADVENTCAzT 2019 04: When liturgical participation became “doing”
- Fulton Sheen’s Beatification put on hold at the request of “some bishops”.
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Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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Category Archives: Christmas and Epiphany
Originally, the second Mass of Christmas went together with Lauds. The antiphons of Lauds form a kind of call and response, or question and answer cant about the experience of the shepherds coming to find the Christ Child. Sometimes the … Continue reading
Today is the final “peak” arising from the liturgical cycle of Advent/Christmas/Epiphany. Today, called in the traditional way and according to the older Roman calendar the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Holy Church would cease to … Continue reading
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
Real Epiphany was on 6 January. In the traditional calendar, however, we are in the Season of Epiphany. Hence, I’ll go on talking about Epiphany for a while. At one of the blogs I now eagerly follow, A Clerk of Oxford, I … Continue reading
The Collect for today’s Mass in the Novus Ordo, the last of Advent, stares at the very threshold of the humble place where the Lord was born. COLLECT (2002MR): Festina, quaesumus, ne tardaveris, Domine Iesu, ut adventus tui consolationibus subleventur, qui … Continue reading
On the SIXTH of January, Epiphany, we prayed liturgically with the three mysteries of the Lord’s life revealing Him as divine: the adoration of Jesus by the Magi, the changing water to wine at Cana, and His baptism by John in the … Continue reading
In the ancient Western Church and in the East, Epiphany was more important than the relative latecomer Christmas. Epiphany is from the Greek word for a divine “manifestation” or “revelation”. There are many “epiphanies” of God in the Scripture. Think, … Continue reading
Allow me first to rant: I understand that transferring major feasts to a Sunday can have the “pastoral” aim of exposing more people to the mystery the feast celebrates. But… for the love of God… Ascension Thursday is on Thursday … Continue reading
Wednesday is 6 January and therefore Epiphany. Don’t forget, Fathers, the wonderful tradition of blessing chalk and houses. (In other words, get some chalk today, if you don’t already have some.)
The shepherds teach us a priority: hasten to worship. Everything else comes later. In his sermon for Christmas Pope Benedict shows his mystical side. He is a liturgical mystic. That is to say, for Benedict, worship is an occasion for … Continue reading
What Does the Prayer Really Say? 6 January – Epiphany (1962 Missale Romanum – Roman Station: San Pietro in Vaticano) “Epiphany” comes from the Greek word for a divine “manifestation” or “revelation”. The antiphons for Vespers in the Liturgy of … Continue reading
The Roman Station for Epiphany is San Pietro in Vaticano. The only problem is that Epiphany in the Vatican is celebrated on 6 January, when it ought to be. In the rest of the world, sadly, Epiphany is moved around, … Continue reading
What Does the Prayer Really Say? 1 January – The Octave of Christmas (1962 Missale Romanum) During the Octave of the Nativity Holy Church helps us to rest in the mystery of the Lord’s Birth, His future Sacrifice, and the … Continue reading
The prayers for the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God in the 2002MR. COLLECT (2002MR) Deus, qui salutis aeternae, beatae Mariae virginitate fecunda, humano generi praemia praestitisti, tribue, quaesumus, ut ipsam pro nobis intercedere sentiamus, per quam meruimus Filium tuum … Continue reading
On 31 December the faithful can gain a Plenary Indulgence by public recitation or singing of the Te Deum.On 1 January the faithful can gain a Plenary Indulgence by public recitation or singing of the Veni Creator. From the Enchiridion … Continue reading