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In today’s episode, on this Fifth Sunday of Lent (Passion Sunday), I address the following:
1. Passion Sunday: Veiling of Images & the Custom of Changing the Rosary
2. The Worship Owed to the Cross: Is it Latria or Dulia?
3. Feasts of St. John Damascene and St. John of Capistrano
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53 Views · 6 days ago
In today’s episode, on this Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday), I address the following:
Laetare Sunday and the custom of the Papal Golden Rose
The Transferred Feast of St. Joseph vs. the forgotten former Eastertide Feast of St. Joseph
The Votive Feast of the Precious Blood (Friday after the Fourth Sunday in Lent)
The History of American Anti-Catholicism of the Late 1800s and early 1900s
To start, though, I’d like to remind everyone that Meaning of Catholic has launched its online shop, and PDFs of my book on the Roman Catechism and my book on fasting and abstinence are available at https://meaningofcatholic.com/shop/. For the fasting one, English, Spanish, and Polish are all available there. So please check them out if you would like a PDF of any of these books. PDFs are only $9.99 each.
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145 Views · 14 days ago
In today’s episode, on this Third Sunday of Lent, I address the following:
1. There is No Salvation in Judaism
2. Can I Eat Meat on St. Patrick's Day on a Friday in Lent?
3. Who is Exempt From the Law of Fasting or Abstinence?
4. The Feast of the Five Holy Wounds
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400 Views · 22 days ago
Gorzkie żale (Bitter Lamentations) is a Catholic devotion containing many hymns that developed out of Poland in the 18th century. The devotion is primarily a sung reflection and meditation on the Passion of Christ and the sorrows of His Blessed Mother. For an English translation of this devotion, please click here: https://static1.squarespace.co....m/static/5833c3329f7
All hail, O Jesus, all honor to You, For man degraded, humiliated, To You, all holy, praises and glory. To You, Christ Redeemer.
354 Views · 22 days ago
In today’s episode, on this Second Sunday of Lent, I address the following:
1. Proving that our Lord Jesus Christ was a real person
2. The Feastdays of this week, with an emphasis on St. Thomas Aquinas and St. John of God
3. The Holy Shroud (Friday after the Second Sunday in Lent. This was kept in Turin, Italy)
To start, though, I’m happy to announce that Meaning of Catholic has launched its online shop, and PDFs of my book on the Roman Catechism and my book on fasting and abstinence are now available. For the fasting one, English, Spanish, and Polish are all available there. So please check them out if you would like a PDF of any of these books. PDFs are only $9.99 each at https://meaningofcatholic.com/shop/
248 Views · 25 days ago
In today’s episode, on this First Sunday of Lent, I would like to go over a few things:
1. Each Feria in Lent Has Its Own Propers for Mass
2. St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows whose feastday is on Monday
3. The Feast of the Sacred Lance and Nails kept on Friday after the First Sunday in Lent in some places
First and foremost, though, keep up the disciplines you have begun, especially prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. And even though this is a Sunday and fasting is not done, I’ve written before how Sundays in Lent were still days of mandatory abstinence. For centuries, no meat or animal products were consumed during Lent – even on Sundays. Let’s bring this back. For a full treatment of the topic, see my article “Abstinence from Meat & Animal Products on Sundays in Lent,” published in 2021.
Above all, remember what Pope Benedict XIV famously lamented the following: "The observance of Lent is the very badge of the Christian warfare. By it we prove ourselves not to be enemies of the cross of Christ. By it we avert the scourges of divine justice. By it, we gain strength against the princes of darkness, for it shields us with heavenly help. Should mankind grow remiss in their observance of Lent, it would be a detriment to God's glory, a disgrace to the Catholic religion, and a danger to Christian souls. Neither can it be doubted that such negligence would become the source of misery to the world, of public calamity, and of private woe."
245 Views · 26 days ago
Traditional Catholic Pilgrimage is committed to one goal: a pilgrimage according to the tradition of the Holy Catholic Church to the Eternal City: Rome, which is the threshold of the apostles and the city of martyrs. Pilgrims will undertake this journey as a religious act of devotion: Saints will be venerated, acts of penance will be performed, but the main purpose is to ask this spiritual favor of Almighty God: that, if it pleases Him, He would protect the Traditional Liturgy of the Latin Rite which was brought and continues to bring so many millions to His Truth. Pilgrims will bear witness to this love for the Latin Mass. Stay in nice accommodations, assist at the Tridentine Mass daily, and be a witness for Tradition for all to see. Traditional Catholic Pilgrimage is a project of Verso International Retreat LLC.
241 Views · 26 days ago
On Pentecost Sunday at St. John Cantius, a beautiful ancient custom takes place at the end of Mass that dates back at least to the 5th century.
In Rome, rose petals would be dropped through the the circular “oculus” at the Pantheon (now a minor basilica called “Sancta Maria ad martyres”). The petals would fall to the crowd below reminiscent of the coming of the Holy Spirit like tongues of flame.
This beautiful custom takes place at the end of the Masses on Pentecost Sunday at St. John Cantius Church. Rose petals are dropped through the circular opening of the transept of the church during the recessional hymn, “Come Holy Ghost.” Some are surprised while others wait expectantly for the rose petals to fall.
Visit this awe-inspiring Church at their 12:30 PM Tridentine High Mass each Sunday of the year
237 Views · 26 days ago
“Know, dearest brethren, by the gift of God’s mercy, as we have rejoiced for the birth of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, so also we announce to you joy for the Resurrection of the same Our Savior. On the seventeenth day of February will be Septuagesima Sunday. On the sixth of March, the day of Ashes, and the beginning of the fast of most holy Lent. On the twenty-first of April, we will celebrate with joy the holy Easter of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. On the thirtieth of May will be the Ascension of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. On the ninth of June, the feast of Pentecost. On the twentieth of the same month, the feast of the most holy Body of Christ. On the first of December, the first Sunday of the Advent of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, to whom belong honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.”
The video is from Immaculate Heart of Mary in Belmont, CA filmed on January 6, 2019, during the Solemn High Mass for the Epiphany of the Lord.
266 Views · 26 days ago
This history of Catholic fasting and abstinence is narrated from the 8-part series written by Matthew Plese and incorporated into his book "The Definitive Guide to Catholic Fasting and Abstinence." He is also the author of "Understanding the Precepts of the Church," and he serves as the President of CatechismClass.com. Sadly, most of what is related here is entirely unknown by modern Catholics. Re-learning our history is a must. And for that reason, a history of fasting and abstinence is presented.
The Purpose of Fasting 00:34
To Love Fasting 03:24
Fasting in the Early Church 05:13
Lenten Fasting in the Medieval Church 12:52
Fasting Changes in the 14th Century 24:49
The Protestant Revolt on Fasting 25:30
The Sweeping Changes under Pope Benedict XIV in the 1740s 30:35
Fasting at the time of Pope St. Pius X 38:24
Continued Erosion of Fasting under Pope Pius XII 41:56
Laws of Fasting & Abstinence by 1962 46:47
The Virtual End of Fasting after Vatican II 47:56
What We Have Lost 52:51
Rediscover A Love of Fasting 55:14
For more information and articles, see The Definitive Guide to Traditional Catholic Fasting & Abstinence at https://acatholiclife.blogspot.....com/2022/11/the-def
- The Book "The Definitive Guide to Catholic Fasting and Abstinence" available at https://amzn.to/3I0oZiQ
- The Book "Understanding the Precepts of the Church" available at https://www.lulu.com/en/us/sho....p/matthew-r-plese/un
- The Precepts of the Church with a Lesson on Fasting (using much of this video's content) in the online Course of CatechismClass.com: https://www.catechismclass.com..../shop/series_detail.