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To all bishops and priests about Communion for manifest sinners from St. John Chrysostom

My emphases: “I speak not only to the communicant, but also I say to the priest who ministers the Sacrament: Distribute this gift with much care. There is no small punishment for you, if being conscious of any wickedness in … Read More

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WDTPRS – 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time: “kissing the porch”

For this Ordinary Form calendar Sunday, we have reached the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time.  In the Extraordinary Form this Sunday is the purple-draped, pre-Lent Septuagesima Sunday (Alleluia Buh-bye!). In the Ordinary Form we have a Collect based on a … Read More

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Do not speak to me, He says, of the difficulties you will face, for “I am with you!”

[B]ecause he had enjoined on them great things, to raise their courage He reassures them that He will be with then always, “even to the end of the world.”  Now do you see the relation of His glory to His … Read More

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On fear of the priest

Over at Vultus Christi, which I check every day, dom Mark posted a disturbing quote from St. John Chrysostom’s On the priesthood: All men are ready to pass judgment on the priest as if he was not a being clothed … Read More

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Wherein Fr. Z considers doing something questionable

I am – horribile scriptu – considering subscribing to the online New York Times (aka Hell’s Bible) for the duration of all the papal stuff going on. Know your enemy, after all. Even as I think about this, I keep … Read More

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Nifty entries in the Martyrologium Romanum

The Roman Martyrology has a few particularly interesting entries today. Who wants to work with them? I find the inter-meshing, even scrambling, of dates interesting. BTW… perendie means “the day after tomorrow”.  Pridie is “the day before”. Festum exaltationis Sanctae … Read More

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St. John Chrysostom with some … unusual advice

Today in the Ordinary Form calendar it is the feast of St. John Chrysostom (+407). I would guide your attention to a little attended to Letter of Pope Benedict XVI about St. John Chrysostom.  I wrote about it here. Also, … Read More

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On the priesthood by St. John Chrysostom

Today, looking for things about the Sanctus, I ran across this, which priests could incorporate into an examination of conscience: From Book VI On the priesthood by St. John Chrysostom.  My emphases: 4. […] What manner of man ought [the … Read More

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25 July: St. James the Greater and St. John Chrysostom on the Gospel reading

Today is the feast of St. James the Apostle.  This is James, the son of Zebedee and brother of John.  He and John were nicknamed “Boanerges“, “Sons of Thunder”.  James is the only Apostle whose martyrdom is recorded in Scripture, … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Pastor threatened by bishop after making liturgical changes

From a reader: We were very recently assigned a new priest, and he has only finished his second week at our church. He wanted to make some changes that would put us more in line with the new liturgical movement. … Read More

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A St. Andrew’s Day surprise

Did any of you notice this? This took me a bit by surprise. Card. Bertone went to Kazakhstan and gave the Orthodox Church there a major relic of St. Andrew from those venerated in Amalfi. I recall a few years … Read More

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2nd Glorious Mystery: The Ascension

We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the: 2nd Glorious Mystery: The Ascension Everything about the life of the Lord is a blessing for us.  After His resurrection the Lord blessed the Apostles with His presence, gloriously risen.  When … Read More

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