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PASCHALCAzT 51: Easter Thursday: “How many Easters have we spent?”

Today is Easter Thursday! The Roman Station is Santi Dodici Apostoli, the Twelve Holy Apostles.  The relics of the Apostles James the Lesser and Philip are here.  Also, find the tomb of Pope Clement XIV, who suppressed the Jesuits. Card. … Continue reading

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GOOD NEWS! The great “Bourdon” bell of Notre-Dame in Paris speaks again!

In yesterday’s PASCHALCAzT 50, I used a bit of a recording of the huge “Bourdon” bell – named “Emmanuel” – of Notre-Dame in Paris. The sound is amazing. A “bourdon” is the bell with the lowest pitch in a carillon. … Continue reading

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Of bells and virus bell curves. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

You would be surprised at how long and complex the rite is for the consecration of a bell.  They are “baptized”, as it were, by a bishop.  They are washed with holy water, anointed with the Oil of the Sick … Continue reading

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Priest sentenced to 30 hours community service for ringing church bells

Hard to believe this happened in Poland.  But then again, I’ve heard that Poland is barely still Poland. Via the best Catholic weekly in the UK, The Catholic Herald, comes this via Reluctant Sinner: According to recent reports, Fr Andrzej … Continue reading

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