Tag Archives: Augustine of Hippo

PASCHALCAzT 50 – Easter Wednesday: You are a holy seed, a new colony of bees, the very flower of my ministry

It’s Easter Wednesday. Christ is risen! Alleluia!  The Octave is underway. Today we some of my own musings, along with support from St. Augustine in the 5th century.  He preaches to the newly baptized with beautiful images… including bees! I provide … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2019 28 – Tuesday of the 4th Week of Lent: Dung in the wrong place or the right place

These daily 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season. Today is Tuesday of the 4th Week of Lent. Laetare still echoes in our ears, but … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 2018 21: “Jesus wanted to be born in a manger.”

Once again this year I offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord. Here is ADVENTCAzT 21, for Saturday in the 3rd Week of Advent. … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Trinity Sunday: Are you beautiful at Mass?

At some point we wind up taking a stab at explaining the Trinity to someone.  Results vary. Today, to get at the mystery of the Most Holy Trinity, let’s use the final prayer at Holy Mass in the venerable, traditional … Continue reading

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BOOKS RECEIVED: @DouthatNYT on state the Church under Francis (terrific) – John Rist in Reading Augustine series (a scream)

John Rist is one of the best working scholars on Augustine and writers on ethics in the world.   His books are fantastic, but they are hard. Who is this guy?  HERE  He was also one of my profs in Rome. … Continue reading

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Bp. Schneider of Kazakhstan on Archbp. Lefebvre of the SSPX

The best English language vaticanista today is Edward Pentin.  He has an interview with Bp. Athanasius Schneider today at the National Catholic Register (that’s the good one that begins with “National”).  HERE The whole thing is worth reading. However, I … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 1st Sunday of Advent (N.O.): They are His but they are ours

We’ve come around this weekend to the 1st Sunday of Advent, the beginning of a new liturgical year. In the newer, post-Conciliar calendar this Sunday is back to back with the Solemnity of Christ the King, honoring the future Second … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 1st Sunday of Advent (Novus Ordo): They are His but they are ours

We’ve come around this weekend to the 1st Sunday of Advent, the beginning of a new liturgical year. In the newer, post-Conciliar calendar this Sunday is back to back with the Solemnity of Christ the King, honoring the future Second … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 6th Sunday of Easter (OF): We are risen, rising, and about to rise all at the same time

Here is this week’s Collect, for the 6th Sunday of Easter in the Ordinary Form: Fac nos, omnipotens Deus, hos laetitiae dies, quos in honorem Domini resurgentis exsequimur, affectu sedulo celebrare, ut quod recordatione percurrimus semper in opere teneamus. This … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 1st Sunday of Advent (Novus Ordo) – “they are His while they are ours”

We’ve come around again to the 1st Sunday of Advent, the beginning of a new liturgical year. In the newer, post-Conciliar calendar this Sunday is back to back with the Solemnity of Christ the King, honoring the future Second Coming … Continue reading

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PATRISTIBLOG: Augustine’s Sermons on 1 John – PART 1

You may remember my intention to work through St. Augustine’s sermons, or tractates, on 1 John. I think it is time to get at them. I am motivated in part because in these sermons, Augustine tackles, among other things, “enemy … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI to new bishops

The Holy Father recently addressed newly named and consecrated bishops during a workshop organized for them each year in Rome by the Congregation for Bishops. The Holy Father had some good insights for these new bishops about what it means … Continue reading

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