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ADVENT: Ideas for your season of preparation

I have decided to reread Benedict XVI’s third volume of Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives.  It is shorter than the other two volumes, but there are riches within. The Holy Father’s book presents a real defense of the historicity … Continue reading

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The finest rosaries I have ever seen.

I have on occasion mentioned the best rosaries I have ever seen. They are made by a acquaintance and collaborator way back in the days when I was still involved with Compuserve!  One of the participants started her own rosary … Continue reading

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Pope Francis recites the Rosary – POLL

POLL BELOW The Holy Father is, as I type, at Santa Maria Maggiore for recitation of the Most Holy Rosary. Do you say the Rosary? Some shots from the live feed. In Italy it is customary to end the Rosary … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: Do you pray the Rosary and add the “Fatima Prayer”?

Let’s return to an oldie-POLL for today’s beautiful feast. First, a commercial: Years ago an acquaintance who participated on the old Compuserve Catholic Forum started her own online rosary business.  She made the most beautiful – and also strongest – … Continue reading

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8 May: Indulgence – Supplication to O.L. of Pompeii

There is a beautiful tradition for this day (often right at 1200 noon).  Once upon a time one could obtain this day a plenary indulgence by reciting the Supplication to the Madonna of Pompeii.  The other day for this is … Continue reading

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“The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that…”

I don’t often post about apparitions of Our Blessed Mother, though I pay diligent attention to those which are approved by the Holy See and some attention to those which have the approval of local bishops. With that in mind, … Continue reading

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Of penance and preparation and pilgrimage

We are headed into a time of true spiritual warfare.  The signs of this are thick in the air about us now. We would do well to get ourselves ready.  We need good examinations of conscience, good confessions, good Communions – always GOOD … Continue reading

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Pray for Bishops!

The US Bishops are going to need steel… spines in the upcoming battle for religious liberty. Bishops, however, remain human beings, sinners, susceptible to many negative pressures. And do not forget that the Enemy of the Soul hates bishops with … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Using a different set of mysteries during communal recitation of the Rosary.

From a reader: I prayed the Rosary with some others today, but since it was Thursday they used the Luminous Mysteries. I, however, meditated on the Joyful Mysteries. Is that legit? Would I still qualify for an indulgence if I was meditating on … Continue reading

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7 October: prayers as SSPX leadership considers what the Holy See has offered

Several people who receive email from the SSPX have received this message and have in turn forwarded it to me.  I share it with you. “Dear Brothers, On October 7, feast of our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, victorious … Continue reading

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An October observation: “If you get lost…”

October is a month dedicated in a special way to attention to one of our greatest Catholic devotions which is one of our greatest spiritual tools, the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary. On that note, in a … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Do we have to pray the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary?

From a reader: I have a kind of…confused question for you here, im told that i dont need to say the Luminous Mysteries, im told Pope John Paul II “suggested” it, not declared that it must be said, i wonder … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI entrusts Italy to the Blessed Virgin. Fr. Z rants

You may have seen this yesterday. POPE ENTRUSTS ITALY TO VIRGIN’S PROTECTION VATICAN CITY, 27 MAY 2011 (VIS) – Yesterday afternoon in the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Benedict XVI presided over the praying of the Rosary together with the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: How do you pray the Rosary?

NB: Don’t forget the Spiritual Bouquet (you can participate daily) for Pope Benedict! The Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary is prayed according to different methods in different parts of the world.  For example, in Italy it will usually … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: non-Catholics reciting the Rosary

From a reader: Me and a group of my friends try to go weekly to a nearby nursing home to visit and pray with the people there. We usually go around the rooms asking if any of them want to … Continue reading

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