Monthly Archives: December 2019

Recite the “Te Deum” for the Last Day of the Year For a Plenary Indulgence (video/audio included)

Te Deum, also sometimes called the Ambrosian Hymn because of its association with St. Ambrose, is a traditional hymn of joy and thanksgiving. First attributed to Sts. Ambrose, Augustine, or Hilary, it is now accredited to Nicetas, Bishop of Remesiana (4th century). It is used at the conclusion of the Office of the Readings for […]

Novena in Honor of Our Lord’s Epiphany (Beginning December 28)

Novena in Honor of Our Lord’s Epiphany (Beginning December 28)   [At any time of the year, with any form of prayer approved by competent ecclesiastical authority. i. 300 Days each day. ii. Plenary on the Feast or during the Octave. I, II, IV. (See Instructions, p. 1, 1910 Raccolta)]   ℣. Incline unto my […]

Novena in Honor of the Infant Jesus (Beginning December 16)

Novena in Honor of the Infant Jesus (Beginning December 16) from the 1910 Raccolta.   [At any time of the year, with any form of prayer approved by competent ecclesiastical authority. i. 300 Days each day. ii. Plenary, on Christmas Day, or during the Novena or Octave. I, II, IV. (See Instructions, p. 1.)] —Pius […]

Bad Popes in the History of the Church

Most of the people I have talked to (at conferences, emails, comments, etc) are very anxious about what is going on in Rome these days. In conversations I would ask them about the “Cadaver synod” and since they did not know about it I would explain it and then ask “how would the 24/7 news […]