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The priest’s traditional Vesting Prayers – Wherein Fr. Z rants

A while ago I ranted about wanting the “salt” back in the Holy Water. Of course I bless Holy Water every Sunday, and I use exorcised and blessed salt.  What I mean by “salt” in this context, are the other … Continue reading

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Of Prayers of Thanks and for the Nation

We had a Missa Cantata this morning, in the Extraordinary Form of course, using the texts for the Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, adding the prayers Pro gratiarum actione.  The schola did a good job and Mass … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Dispensation for Americans to eat meat on Friday after Thanksgiving?

From a reader: The folks at Rorate Caeli have posted that Pius XII granted an indult for Americans to eat meat on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Is this indult still in effect? I don’t know.  Probably not.  Also, it doesn’t … Continue reading

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