Tag Archives: Domestic Church

Kids at Mass

Dr. Peter Kwasniewski, writing for the New Liturgical Movement, has an excellent article on children and the Traditional Latin Mass. However, I notice that there are several fine points in it that could apply or be helpful also for those young … Continue reading

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How to Be a Domestic Church

I have posted here on various occasions about the domestic church: the way in which a family draws close to God in the family home. Such a spiritual dimension of a family’s home life is absolutely necessary if the children will … Continue reading

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Parish Vocations Prayer

This vocations prayer, which I saw on the New Liturgical Movement (see Fr. Z for the original version), is very inspiring. I plan to adapt it somewhat and have prayer cards made to be used daily in my future parish … Continue reading

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Month of May

Another month of May is upon us, and so another month dedicated to Our Lady. Although we begin it with today’s feast of St. Joseph the Worker, we will conclude it with the Feast of the Visitation. Hopefully there will … Continue reading

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A Name Day

Today*, March 19th, the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, is the name day or onomastico of Joseph Ratzinger – Benedict XVI. Happy name day, Holy Father! Say a prayer for the Pope Emeritus today. Do you celebrate your name day (assuming you have … Continue reading

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Father of the Poor

I am always struck by the beauty of this altar in the Basilica of St. Augustine here in Rome. Today I learned a bit more about the saint who is depicted on it – St. Thomas of Villanova. The focal … Continue reading

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Indissolubility, Family, and Truth

Continuing in my series on the Church’s teaching concerning the indissolubility of the marriage bond, here is a passage from an Apostolic Exhortation that Pope John Paul II addressed to the Church in Europe – though obviously it speaks of … Continue reading

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Spiritual Communion

Perhaps getting to daily Mass is difficult or impossible. How to keep the presence of the Lord between Sundays and Holy Days, then? We need to rediscover the practice of making a spiritual communion. Remember, at every moment of the day … Continue reading

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A Psalm for Bedtime

I will not give sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids, until I find a place for the LORD, a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob. – Psalm 132:4-5 Our last thoughts each day before falling … Continue reading

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The Mass Explained

Originally posted on Charlotte was Both:
The Mass Explained is unlike any other Catholic app available. Written, programmed and developed by Dan Gonzalez over a period of two years, the app is a thorough, in-depth and really exceptionally beautiful resource.…

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Educators in Prayer

PARENTS: EDUCATORS IN PRAYER By reason of their dignity and mission, Christian parents have the specific responsibility of educating their children in prayer, introducing them to a gradual discovery of the mystery of God and to a personal dialogue with … Continue reading

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A Creative Minority

Perhaps it has seemed a bit odd that I have been posting news about France here recently: Is it just one of Father’s personal interests, or does this have anything to do with us?! The answer is: It has something to … Continue reading

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