Monday, January 23, 2017

Saint Raymond of Pennafort, Confessor

Read about Saint Raymond here.

Saint Raymond of Penyafort, please pray for us!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Saint Agnes, Virgin & Martyr

The Golden Legend on Saint Agnes

Saint Agnes, please pray for us!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Goodbye, Obama!

If we never hear another word out of your mouth, it will be too soon!

Been waiting for this day for 8 years!

Go with some class. Don't be like the Clintons 16 years ago. Don't let your subordinates trash the place on their way out. And make sure you and your wife & kids don't get sticky fingers with the furniture & fixtures of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Welcome, President Trump! Hope one of the first executive orders you sign is the one negating Obama's executive orders on abortion.

Saint Fabian, Pope & Martyr & Saint Sebastian, Martyr

Saint Sebastian, please pray for us!

Saint Fabian, please pray for us!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Saint Peter's Chair At Rome

V. Tu es Petrus.
R. Et super hanc petram ædificábo Ecclésiam meam.

Saint Peter, please pray for us!
Saint Paul, please pray for us!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Saint Anthony the Abbot, Abbot & Confessor

Today is the feast of the father of all monks living in community.

See Catholic Tradition's page on him.

Saint Anthony the Abbot, please pray for us!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Saint Hilary Of Poitiers, Bishop, Confessor, & Doctor Of the Church

This is the feast of a bishop, confessor, and Doctor of the Church, who lends his name to the academic term beginning in January each year: Hilary Term.

Saint Hilary, please pray for us!

Friday, January 13, 2017

The Baptism Of the Lord

Today is the traditional date for the Baptism of the Lord, occurring on the Octave date of the Epiphany. It is the close the second part of the Christmas cycle of the liturgical year. The third part runs from St. Hilary's Day until Septuagesima Sunday.

One of the things I dislike about the Ordinary Form is that it lends itself too much to spiritual laziness by making things too easy, by moving everything to a Sunday, lest anybody feel bad they didn't get their butt into a pew on a feast day. There is a reason why the liturgical year was structured the way it is.

I think it is better to set high expectations for the Faithful. Everything should not be based on our own convenience. If a feast day does not fall naturally on a Sunday, too bad. You have to go to church twice that week. What a shame. You might have to miss hockey practice, or cheerleading. Too bad. The Faith comes first. If it doesn't, maybe you don't belong in the Catholic Church.

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