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LENTCAzT 2021: 32 – Saturday 4th Week of Lent: Mother, nourishment, water, light

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 Nicola in Carcere. Today … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2021: 31 – Friday 4th Week of Lent: St. Joseph, courageous, obedient

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. Eusebius. Today is Friday … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2021: 30 – Thursday 4th Week of Lent: The Law of Calvary

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. Silvestro e Martino ai … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2021: 29 – Wednesday 4th Week of Lent: If he had come down off the Cross…

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. Paul’s outside the walls. … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2021: 28 – Tuesday 4th Week of Lent: the power of tears

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 Lorenzo in Damaso. Today … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2021: 27 – Monday 4th Week of Lent: Many think that it is easier to command than to obey

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 Santi Quatro Coronati. Today is … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2021: 19 – 3rd Sunday of Lent: Basilicas and Aquinas

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 Lawrence outside the Walls. … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2021: 18 – Saturday 2nd Week of Lent: Prodigal sons

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 Santi Marcellino e Pietro. Today … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2021: 17 – Friday 2nd Week of Lent: “How to get the Savior to answer prayers”

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 Vitale. Today is Friday … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2021: 16 – Thursday 2nd Week of Lent: “The snare”

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 in Trastevere. Today … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2021: 14 – Tuesday 2nd Week of Lent: “Humility is the gateway to salvation”

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 Balbina. Today is Tuesday … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2021: 13 – Monday 2nd Week of Lent: “Cultivate the small virtues”

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 the fascinating San Clemente. Today … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2021: 12 – 2nd Sunday of Lent: “Be bold enough to believe that God is on your side”

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 in Domnica. Today … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2021: 11 – Ember Saturday 1st Week of Lent: Why fast and abstain?

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. Peter’s Basilica. Today is … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2021: 09 – Thursday 1st Week of Lent: “The only choice is between fervor and sin.”

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 Lorenzo in Panisperna. Today … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Penance on Friday, Octave of Christmas

I had a note from a reader about the need to do penance on this coming Friday, which is the Octave of Christmas. The short answer is NO. Why?  Because according to Canon Law, Catholics are bound to do penance … Read More

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Minimalist Catholics or More?

Fr. Jerabek, at his blog, has a good reminder about Lenten penance, and Fridays, and fasting and abstinence. All Fridays of the year are days of penance.  Fridays of Lent are more specific. All Catholics who have completed 14 years … Read More

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Public penance and public reparation

The other day, Archbp. Vigano, bless him, issued a public letter in which he calls for disgraced Theodore McCarrick publicly to repent. I have on various occasions opined that bishops should prostrate themselves in the steps of their cathedrals in … Read More

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25 March – Feast of the Thief who “stole heaven”: St. Dismas

Today is Lady Day, the Feast of the Annunciation, the instant of the Incarnation… and we would be celebrating it if it were not for the vagaries of the Moon.  Palm Sunday and Holy Week have pushed our observance to another … Read More

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What would your Lent have been like in 1873?

For those of you who may think that Lent is a pretty tough time to be a Catholic, giving up chocolate and so forth, this is what our forebears did for Lent in these USA (my emphases and comments): DIOCESE … Read More

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