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LENTCAzT 2020: 41 – Monday of Holy Week: The Crucifix is a simple meditation manual

Today is Monday in Holy Week.  Closer day by day. The Roman Station is Santa Prassede all’Esquilino, one of the original parish churches of Rome. Here is kept part of the pillar at which Christ was scourged, brought back to … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2020: 03 – Friday after Ash Wednesday: When the lights are out and silence has fallen

It is Friday after Ash Wednesday.  Lent is getting underway. The Roman Station is Sts. John and Paul on the Caelian Hill.       REMINDER: I am on pilgrimage in the Holy Land.  I remember my benefactors in my … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Removal of Crucifixes from church during Lent. Fr. Z rants.

From a reader: At my parish, we have a tradition of taking down and stowing away the San Damiano Cross replica that hangs from the ceiling over our sanctuary. This year, I discovered the plenary indulgence for praying before a … Continue reading

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Italy Appeals Crucifix Ban

Before his election as Bishop of Rome, Pope Benedict wrote a good deal about the soul of Europe.  He was and is concerned that Europe will lose its identity because Europe will reject the Christianity which is at the very … Continue reading

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