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What happened to popular devotions and piety? A Cardinal opines.

During the Year of Faith we should work to revive popular piety and communual devotions. A friend in Rome, Fabricius Magnus, sent me the following: Sandro Magister has an article related to the pope’s visit to Loreto and reports of … Read More

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SSPX Bp. Fellay: “We have become as a ping-pong ball, that everyone hits.”

I listened to SSPX Bp. Fellay’s sermon for the ordinations to the priesthood today in Econe Our friends at Rorate have some English.  Audio in French is here.  BTW… I haven’t heard many “normal” bishops speak at an ordination with … Read More

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SSPX Bp. Galaretta 2011 attack on the Holy See’s Doctrinal Preamble

I have just started to read SSPX Bp. Galaretta’s contradiction of the “Doctrinal Preamble” offered by the Holy See in advance of reconciliation. It is in French right now.  HERE. In the meantime, His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Finigan posted a request … Read More

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Catholic Herald: A priest on the loss of the sense of sacred time.

I offered you a rant about the transfer of Ascension Thursday to Sunday.  I think it is a mistake because, a) it is contrary to a liturgical tradition since the 4th century, b) it is contrary to Scripture, c) it … Read More

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REMINDER: Bp. Burbidge Begins Novena for Seminarian Philip Johnson

From the site of the Diocese of Raleigh: Bishop Burbidge Requests Novena for Seminarian Philip Johnson The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge has announced a novena to Our Holy Mother, patroness of the Diocese of Raleigh, on behalf of seminarian … Read More

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USCCB’s Novena of 9 Fridays for the implementation of the new, corrected translation

I have learned that the USCBB has issued a text of a Novena for a Fuller Participation in the Sacrament of the Eucharist for the next nine Fridays, beginning Sept. 30, to help Catholics prepare for the new translation. DAY/FRIDAY … Read More

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REQUEST for the Novena before Pentecost

Dear readers, Since it is Ascension THURSDAY, when the first novena of prayer before Pentecost began for the Lord’s Blessed Mother and His Apostles, I have it in mind to start a novena of my own for two personal and … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Starting a novena in the state of moral sin

From a reader: Can a person in the state of Mortal Sin begin a Novena with the intention of going to Confession as soon as possible? It seems it won’t be efficacious if the soul was in sin when beginning … Read More

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