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LENTCAzT 2022 – 05: 1st Sunday of Lent

Daily 5 minute podcasts to prompt you in your Lenten journey. Today: The Roman Station is St. John Lateran. We hear from a Lenten sermon of St. Pope Leo the Great, with a little Latin thrown in because, well, he’s … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2022 – 04: Many desire “Sabbath” rest, but few attain to it.

The next daily 5 minute podcasts for Lent. They are intended to encourage you in this holy season. Today: Even more about the “Oratio super populum” and an extremely curious fact about a deposed Pope and putative “usurper”. Bl. Idelfonso … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2022 – 03: “Prayer is stretching a hand toward the Infinite!”

The next daily 5 minute podcasts for Lent.  They are intended to encourage you in this holy season. Collect: S. Lucia in Septizonio – Station: St.s John and Paul on the Coelian Hill Today: Sts. John and Paul, Bl. Idelfonso … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2022 – 02: “Give back some of God’s gifts to God, that you may safely enjoy the rest.”

The next daily 5 minute podcasts for Lent.  They are intended to encourage you in this holy season. Collect: S. Nicola in Carcere – Station: San Giorgio in Velabro Today: A thought from St. John Henry Newman about adjusting our … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2022 – 01: A garment of rough haircloth sprinkled with ashes.

Today is Ash Wednesday. The Roman Station is Santa Sabina all’Aventino. Here is the first of our daily 5 minutes podcasts for Lent. Today: More about Roman Stations, the imposition of ashes, and what ancient Christians did for penance. Fr. … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2022 – 00: God knows better than we what we truly need.

For Lent I will offer daily 5 minute podcasts. They are intended to encourage you in your use of this holy season. Today is Tuesday in the Week of Quinquagesima, “Shrove Tuesday”. Today we hear about Roman Stations, the meaning … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Lenten Fridays, Insects, and You

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Hello I am thinking about trying crickets. Are they okay to eat on Fridays of Lent? Or any Friday as a meatless option? They are a complete protein which makes them very nutritious. Gives another layer … Read More

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WDTPRS – 3rd Sunday of Lent (2002MR): Two wings of prayer

WARNING BELOW… Roman Station: St. Lawrence outside the walls An examination of our conscience is a humbling experience.  When we look to see who really are inside, we can have different reactions.  Sometimes we find things which frighten and discourage … 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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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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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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Stupid Idea: Sand in holy water fonts during Lent. Fr. Z opines.

You would think that this stupid idea would have been eradicated by now but, no. I am sure that in some places you readers will see that Holy Water has been removed from the stoops – at the beginning of … Read More

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