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Initiative of Prayer and Fasting from now through October 2019 (and the Synod)

A call has been issued by Card. Burke and Bp. Schneider to fast one day a week and, daily, to recite one decade of the Holy Rosary in the lead up to, the prosecution of, and the immediate aftermath of … Read More

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“My sons playing Mass ‘against pagans’.

Children at Mass.  Ah… children at Mass.  They are simultaneously the great consolation of priests and, hopefully, the seniors of a congregation, as they can also be the woe. Look at the average age of people at some suburban parishes, … Read More

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ASK FATHER: If I am in the state of mortal sin, is there any point in praying?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Thank you for the good work you do through this blog. I check it once or twice daily, because I always look forward to your insightful and incisive commentary. May I ask: If I am in a state … Read More

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WDTPRS – 24th Ordinary Sunday: Does it make any difference to offer prayers to God?

Given The Present Crisis and the call, often taken up now, for prayer and more prayer, we might consider whether it makes any real difference to offer prayers to God. The Collect for the 24th Ordinary Sunday was not in … Read More

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BOOK RECOMMENDATION: The Theology of Prayer

One of you readers sent a book from my Amazon wishlist (thanks, S).  I have started to dig in and it is great. Joseph Clifford Fenton’s The Theology of Prayer US HERE – UK HERE I was immediately struck by the … Read More

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Pres. Trump proclaims Sunday, 3 Sept a National Day of Prayer

Pres. Trump issued a proclamation that Sunday 3 September should be a National Day of Prayer Texas and for the victims of Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent Rescue, Relief and Recovery effort. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF … Read More

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WDTPRS: Palm Sunday – The Transforming Example

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week.  The Sacred Triduum (triduum from tres dies – “three day space”) were once days of obligation when people were freed from servile work so that they could attend the liturgies, once celebrated … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Can we ask God to strike down enemies?

From a reader: Is it a sin to ask God to strike down an enemy of the Church? Christ the Lord has commanded us to love our enemies (Matthew 5:44). Love for “enemy” comes in different forms.  It can be expressed … Read More

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What Did the Imam Really Say?

You probably know that, during the prayer for peace event in the garden’s behind St. Peter’s basilica, held by Pope Francis with the leaders of Israel, Palestinians and also the Ecumenical Patriarch, one of the invited guests, an Imam, reportedly prayed … Read More

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4 April: St. Isidore of Seville, Bishop and Doctor (to which a Prayer is added)

Today is the feast of St. Isidore of Seville, Bishop and Doctor (+4 April 636). He is not to be confused with St. Isidore the Farmer. St. Isidore defended the faith against the Arian heresy, which was still around. It … Read More

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U.S. Bishops call for project of prayer, fasting to begin 30 DECEMBER to defend Life, Marriage, Religious Liberty – FR Z POLL

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! POLLS BELOW! Did you know that the Bishops of these United States of America have asked for Catholics to pray, fast and abstain on Fridays, and take part in a holy hour each month? … Read More

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Benedict XVI on liturgical worship and our identity

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! This is GREAT. The Holy Father’s Wednesday Audience with my emphases and comments: VATICAN, OCTOBER 3, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave today in St. Peter’s Square. The … Read More

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Benedict XVI: “There is no such thing as a superfluous or useless prayer.”

From VIS: NO PRAYER IS EVER LOST Vatican City, 12 September 2012 (VIS) – During his general audience, held this morning in the Paul VI Hall, Benedict XVI focused his catechesis on prayer in the second part of the Book … Read More

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A Prayer For Vocations

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! Here is a prayer that perhaps parish priests will pick up and use at all Sunday and Holy Day Masses, perhaps immediately after the Gospel: LEADER: Please kneel for our prayer for vocations. ALL: … Read More

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Revision of English “Liturgy of the Hours” to begin

I noticed this in the newsletter of the USCCB’s Committee for Divine Worship: Liturgy of the Hours Among the many liturgical books affected by the implementation of the Roman Missal, Third Edition, none has generated more questions or interest than … Read More

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Reposted DAILY OFFERING TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY

I reposted posted the Daily Offering to the Immaculate Heart of Mary as a page HERE. I would be pleased if you went there every day and also used the sharing buttons on that page every day. Ask our Blessed … Read More

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WDTPRS Easter Thursday – diversity and wholeness

The Collect for the Ordinary Form and the Extraordinary Form caught my eye: Deus, qui diversitatem gentium in confessione tui nominis adunasti, da, ut renatis fonte baptismatis una sit fides mentium et pietas actionum. This is a modern tinkering with … Read More

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QUAERITUR: English translation of Breviary to fulfill duty of saying the Office

From a seminarian: Just wondering if the new Latin / English Breviaries put out by Baronius Press fulfill the canonical objection of priests? Particularly, can a priest say the English translation and fulfill his obligation? I am currently a seminarian … Read More

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Card. Ranjith works personally to improve liturgical worship in his diocese

I desire to redirect you to our friends at Rorate who have presented some exquisite reflections and directives from His Eminence Malcolm Card. Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo.  May he be emulated far and wide. You may remember that last year Card. … Read More

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AUDIO: Stations of the Cross – NEW VERSION – Bl. John Henry Newman

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! I have had two versions of the Via Crucis, or Stations of the Cross available in audio files, one by St. Alphonsus Liguori and the other by Pope Benedict in 2005.  For these click … Read More

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