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CHRISTMASCAzT 2019 28: Bye bye, lully lullay

Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 28, for Holy Innocents. Lully, Lullay.  And dom Prosper Guéranger writes of the Feast of the Holy Innocents.  We hear the rendering of the text of the Coventry Carol by Philip Stopford. These 5 minute offerings are … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 2nd Mass of Christmas (1962MR): bathed in new light

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

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The “Kalenda”, the solemn Christmas Proclamation – AUDIO

One of the many gifts we receive for Christmas is the singing of the Martyrology which has the special Proclamation of the Birth of Christ, the “Kalenda“. I am getting ready to sing it tonight.  It has been a while. … Continue reading

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The nonsense is coming to an end.

A story to warm the cockles of my beady-black heart. From BuzzPo: Passenger Offended by the Words Merry Christmas – Gets Himself Thrown Off an American Airlines Flight Merry Christmas! Those are the two words that offended one American Airlines … Continue reading

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“The sobs of that appalling infancy cleanse me, those tears wash away my sins.”

From my old Patristic Rosary Project: We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the: 3rd Joyful Mystery: The Nativity Christ came into the world in “the fullness of time” (Gal 4:4). His First Coming was foreseen from all eternity … Continue reading

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Fanon of Christmas Past

Exactly two years ago, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI celebrated the First Holy Mass of Christmas and he wore the fanon, hated by liberals and the ungodly HERE. I turned on the Mass from St. Peter’s Basilica for a little … Continue reading

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Teacher trashes 1st graders Christmas gifts: “Jesus is not allowed in school”

More liberal tolerance. From The Blaze: TEACHER REPORTEDLY SEIZES FIRST-GRADER’S CHRISTMAS GIFT AND TRASHES AFFIXED RELIGIOUS STORY A first-grade teacher in California told a student that “Jesus is not allowed in school” before removing a religious story the child affixed … Continue reading

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“The Gift of the Magi”

There is a lovely little story by the American writer O. Henry called The Gift of the Magi. A young couple, poor, want to give each other Christmas gifts. Their choices, their sacrifices, teach each other about love. At the … Continue reading

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US ARMY “equal opportunity officer”: You can’t say “Christmas”

From Human Events: […] Maybe it was about time to get the Army involved in the War On Christmas – a long march through every corner of American life by the anti-religious, collectivist Left, designed to scour this prime patch … Continue reading

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“If you don’t see Merry Christmas in the window”… a song about shopping. VIDEO

I liked this: I have the same thought, year round, when I see those awful “No CCW” signs.  GRRRRR!

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WDTPRS: Candlemas

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

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Christmas Supper

The old phrase is “Anything worth doing, is worth over-doing.” UPDATE

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Clerical Caroling Convivium!

We have a Christmassy clerical caroling convivium going on. Old school! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Benedict XVI’s sermon for 1st Mass of Christmas

The Holy Father’s sermon for the 1st Mass of Christmas with my emphases and comments. I get the sense that not all of this sermon was composed by His Holiness. Just a guess. Let’s see for ourselves: Again and again … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can I receive Communion at Midnight Mass and then again during the day?

This comes up every year: If I go to Midnight Mass, and it really starts at Midnight, and I receive Holy Communion, and if I go to Mass again during Christmas Day, can I receive Communion again? Yes. The 1983 … Continue reading

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Ladies, still worried about those final Christmas preparations? Fr. Z is here to help.

When in doubt about your Christmas gift list, Fr. Z suggests… stuff on amazon through Fr. Z’s links stuff from Fr. Z’s store stuff (=coffee) from the Wyoming Carmelites using Fr. Z’s links (new K-Cups!) lots of ammo and guns … Continue reading

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Catholic League’s 5th Ave Nativity Scene

I posted some time ago about the Catholic League’s Creche or Nativity Scene in New York City. I went to find it today. Many people stopped to look qt it and take photos. I added a FourSquare location when I … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: How did you fulfill your Christmas/Sunday Mass obligation? (With a short rant about Hell.)

Catholics are obliged to attend Holy Mass on Sundays and also certain other “days of precept”, also called Holy Days of Obligation. We fulfill our obligation by attending Mass (or Divine Liturgy of course) on the day itself or on … Continue reading

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Your Midnight Mass plans

Are you going to Midnight Mass? Will a Mass called Midnight Mass actually be scheduled for 9:30? What are your plans? Post them here so as not to derail other entries.

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A suggestion before Christmas: fast and abstain and perform works of mercy

It is a Christian custom that we fast before our feasts. Our friends at Rorate remind us that before 1965, 23 and 24 December were days of fasting and abstinence. May I suggest to you good readers that you do … Continue reading

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