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Archive for March, 2010

Holy Week

Posted: Monday, March 29th, 2010 @ 10:06 pm in Lent, Liturgical Calendar | Comments Off on Holy Week

As I have been trying (and mostly failing) to get more spiritual reading in this Lent, I have not really had time to blog much. But I just wanted to wish everyone a fruitful Holy Week. Ideally this week should be a retreat for us, at least insofar as our secular duties allow. Most of […]


Posted: Sunday, March 14th, 2010 @ 8:07 am in Gueranger, Lent | Comments Off on Laetare

Happy Mothering Sunday to all you moms out there!  Enjoy the real Mother’s Day. And Rejoice for we are more than halfway through Lent.  Last Thursday was actually the halfway point, and for that reason is (was) sometimes called Mid-Lent Thursday.  Dom Gueranger notes that the Greeks observe Mid-Lent on Wednesday and for them it […]

Forwards Not Backwards

Posted: Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 @ 10:59 pm in Liturgy | 2 Comments »

Occasionally trads will get into a discussion about the merits of pre-1962 missals, compared to the 1962 itself.  I usually see two common positions taken.  On the one hand, some trads don’t want to have anything to do with a missal that Archbishop Bugnini ever got his mitts on so they reject everything from 1955 […]