Tag Archives: LENT

LENTCAzT 2021: 08 – Ember Wednesday 1st Week of Lent: “A prayer on the way to Mass”

For Lent I offer daily 5 minute podcasts.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season.  The Roman Station today is Santa Maria Maggiore.   It’s also … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2021: 07 – Tuesday 1st Week of Lent: “Lord, Jesus teach to pray better in all circumstances”

For Lent I offer daily 5 minute podcasts.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season.  The Roman Station today is Sant’Anastasia al Palatino.  The saint … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2021: 06 – Monday 1st Week of Lent: “It had to happen to me!”

For Lent I offer daily 5 minute podcasts.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season.  The Roman Station today is San Pietro in Vincoli. Today … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2021: 05 – 1st Sunday of Lent: “Our Sire God being first served.”

For Lent I offer daily 5 minute podcasts.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season.  The Roman Station today is St. John Lateran. Today is … Read More

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WDTPRS – 1st Sunday of Lent (TLM): our season of transforming mystery

With this 1st Sunday of Lent we are fully into our forty day season of purification and preparation. Speaking of forty, the Latin for Lent is Quadragesima, “fortieth”.  St Leo the Great (d 461) used the phrase quadragesimale ieiunium, “the … Read More

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WDTPRS – 1st Sunday of Lent (N.O.): our season of transforming mystery

The Roman Station for the 1st Sunday of Lent is St. John Lateran. COLLECT – LATIN TEXT (2002MR): Concede nobis, omnipotens Deus, ut, per annua quadragesimalis exercitia sacramenti, et ad intellegendum Christi proficiamus arcanum, et effectus eius digna conversatione sectemur. Quadragesima is the … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2021: 04 – Saturday after Ash Wednesday: “The Lenten journey enables us to look upon our brethren with new eyes.”

For Lent I offer daily 5 minute podcasts.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season.  The Roman Station today is San Trifone (Sant’Agostino) in Campo … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2021: 03 – Friday after Ash Wednesday: “St. Charles Borromeo went to confession every day.”

For Lent I offer daily 5 minute podcasts.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season.  The Roman Station today is Ss. Giovanni e Paolo. Today … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2021: 02 – Thursday after Ash Wednesday: “Give back some of God’s gifts to God”

For Lent I offer daily 5 minute podcasts.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season.  The Roman Station today is San Giorgio in Velabro. Today … Read More

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A suggestion for Lent: prayer before using the internet

With the beginning of Lent, some people might reduce their use of the internet. For those who continue, however, and who engage in any sort of social media or interactions, may I recommend prayer? Here’s one that has become pretty … Read More

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You are NOT exempt from service, dear readers.  None of us are. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

At Crisis today there is a good piece about “cancel culture” and the would-be despots who use it as a tool of bullying and intimidation. “Cancel culture” is within the walls, now, of the Church as well, like orcs at … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2021: 01 Ash Wednesday – Unto dust thou shalt return.

For Lent I offer daily 5 minute podcasts.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season.  The Roman Station today is Santa Sabina. Today is Ash … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2021: 00 Shrove Tuesday – GO TO CONFESSION

We begin again a series of daily 5 minute podcasts for Lent.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season. Today is Shrove Tuesday, a day … Read More

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8 April – Holy Mass (TLM) Wednesday of Holy Week – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5) – With homily

Will you please subscribe to my channel? HERE I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). The Mass formulary will be for Wednesday in Holy Week. I know it … Read More

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1 April – Holy Mass (TLM) Wednesday in Passion Week – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5) – And a cute kid…

NB: Today’s Mass will be celebrated for the intention of benefactors, who have sent individual donations or who have subscribed (HERE) and who have sent items from my wishlist. I am again going to LIVE stream Holy Mass at NOON … Read More

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28 March – Holy Mass (TLM) Saturday 4th Week of Lent – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5)

Today I am again going to attempt to LIVE stream Mass at NOON (Central Daylight Time = GMT/UTC -5). Holy Mass (TLM) Saturday 4th Week of Lent with a commemoration of St. John of Capistrano. HERE I have permission from … Read More

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WDTPRS – 1st Sunday of Lent (Novus Ordo): a season of transforming mystery

The Roman Station for the 1st Sunday of Lent is St. John Lateran. COLLECT – LATIN TEXT (2002MR): Concede nobis, omnipotens Deus, ut, per annua quadragesimalis exercitia sacramenti, et ad intellegendum Christi proficiamus arcanum, et effectus eius digna conversatione sectemur. Quadragesima is the … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Does Lent really have 40 days? How does that add up?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, sorry for the possibly silly question, but adding up the days from Ash Wednesday to the Lord’s Supper Mass, excluding, it does not add up to 40 if we exclude Sundays as memorials of the … Read More

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The place libs love to hate has fish sandwiches during Lent (Fridays)

There is an interesting piece at the National Catholic Register about how McDonald’s put the Filet-o-fish sandwich on the menu.  (Hint: market forces!)  I’m not a real fan, but, hey! Here’s more cheerful news. The place libs love to hate, … Read More

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Ash Wednesday – Fasting, Abstainence, and You together with notes on alligator, endothermic moonfish, and muskrat

According to the 1983 Code of Canon Law for the Latin Church, Latin Church Catholics are bound to observe fasting and abstinence on Ash Wednesday. Here are some details. I am sure you know them already, but they are good … Read More

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