Tag Archives: St. Joseph

19 March: A beautiful hymn to St. Joseph, a Roman procession, and more

It’s the Feast of the wonderful St. Joseph!  In his Litany we invoke him under beautiful titles, including Pillar of families, Solace of the wretched, Hope of the sick, Patron of the dying and, my favorite, Terror of demons. Happy … Read More

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ASK FATHER: I’m dying and I want for my funeral…

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I am dying and planning my funeral. I like the formulations in the old Latin funeral more than in the Novus Ordo. Can English translations of the old mass be substituted for parts of the new Mass? The … Read More

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OLDIE PODCAzT: St. Joseph: a hymn dissected & sermon of Bernardine of Siena

Back in 2009 I made a PODCAzT about the hymn sung in the Liturgy of Hours in honor of St. Joseph. 082 09-03-19 St. Joseph: a hymn dissected & sermon of Bernardine of Siena Check it out! ____ Happy Name … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Father took away our kneelers! What can we do?

From a reader: Our very new parish pastor removed our Communion kneelers this past Sunday. They had been in standard use for at least the last 10 years if not longer. Many parishioners are quite upset, but he certainly isn’t … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Can I have a job at a Lutheran church?

From a reader: I recently got laid off from my job, and have been doing whatever side work I can find until I find a stable job. One of these jobs has been to help in a Lutheran Service, by simply changing … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! ST. JOSEPH’s name NOW in Eucharistic Prayers II, III, IV

Have you seen the news? Decades after John XXIII placed the name of Joseph in the Roman Canon, it seems that the name of the great Patron of the Dying, Terror of Demons, will be in the Eucharistic Prayers II, … Read More

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John XXIII 50 years ago: St. Joseph added to the Roman Canon

“Something will be done for St. Joseph.” Thus, John XXIII. Did you know that a title for St. Joseph is “Terror of Demons”? I’ve been rereading The Rhine Flows Into The Tiber, about the inner workings of the Second Vatican … Read More

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Prayer to St. Joseph for a Difficult Problem

Prayer to Saint Joseph for a Difficult Problem O Glorious St. Joseph, thou who hast power to render possible even things which are considered impossible, come to our aid in our present trouble and distress. Take this important and difficult … Read More

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Happy Name Day, Holy Father!

WDTPRS wishes Pope Benedict a happy Name Day! Best wishes to all of you who are honored to bear the name Joseph.

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In preparation for the Feast of St. Joseph

The current Enchiridion Indulgentiarum #19 attaches an partial indulgence to the following prayer in honor of St. Joseph. This will also be our Holy Father’s name day.  Pray for him. Other prayers in honor of St. Joseph also gain a … Read More

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