Epiphany House Blessing

By John M. DeJak / January 3, 2016 /

It’s that time of year again to re-consecrate our families and homes to Our Lord! This blessing is needed today for those who celebrate in dioceses in the United States. For the Pope and those in the rest of Christendom, you may use this on January 6! Either way, commemorate the coming of the Magi and recognize the…

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Jesus I Trust in You

By Terri Aluise / April 11, 2015 /

by Guest Author, Terri Aluise Feast of the Divine Mercy Liturgical Color: White This Sunday we will celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday. Many are familiar with the image of the Divine Mercy. It was revealed to a humble Polish nun, St. Faustina Kowalska, in 1931 in a vision she had of Christ. The image is of…

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Popule meus, quid feci tibi, aut in quo contristavi te?

By John M. DeJak / April 3, 2015 /

O my people, what have I done to thee? or wherein have I afflicted thee? Answer me. Because I led thee out of the land of Egypt, you have prepared a cross for thy Savior. O holy God! O holy God! O holy strong One! O holy strong One! O holy immortal One, have mercy upon us! O…

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Popule meus, quid feci tibi?

By John M. DeJak / April 18, 2014 /

  For your Good Friday Meditation: Victoria’s Setting: Palestrina’s Setting:

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The Feast of the Epiphany and the Annual House Blessing

By John M. DeJak / January 3, 2014 /

Time for the annual blessing of the house and the Feast of the Epiphany! Consecrate your home and family anew as we celebrate the Epiphany of the Lord.  Click for the prayers for the house blessing!

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The Last Day of 2013–Te Deum Laudamus

By John M. DeJak / December 31, 2013 /

Well, dear friends, it is the last day of the calendar year and we are still within the Octave of Christmas which means that we should still be celebrating as if it were Christmas Day! To that end, we wish to make you, our readers, aware of one of the great traditions of the Church and…

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Prayers Requested for Frank Morriss

By John M. DeJak / December 25, 2013 /

Our dear friend and Board Member Frank Morriss was hospitalized last week and is in the ICU. Frank, a WWII vet who will be 90 in March, wrote for years for The Wanderer, was a founding editor of Twin Circle and the Catholic Register in Denver. He co-edited our Forum Focus since 1985.  Most recently he contributed…

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O Antiphons

By John M. DeJak / December 18, 2013 /

We are in the midst of the great O Antiphons leading up to Christmas! Don’t forget to make these prayers part of your daily devotions as we prepare for Our Lord’s coming at Christmas and into our hearts every day. Check this link out for the Latin and English prayers!

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The Strength of His Arm

By John M. DeJak / December 3, 2013 /

Every time I’ve been to Rome, I’ve always made a point to visit the Church of the Gesu. Perhaps the best example of baroque art and architecture in the world, it is a monument to a triumphant Church confident in the truths of the Creed and in the Kingship of her Lord. It appeals to the senses…

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Feast of the Epiphany–The Annual House Blessing

By John M. DeJak / January 6, 2013 /

  (picture courtesy of Fr. John Trigilio’s blog) *Many local parishes will provide the faithful with blessed chalk and incense. If your parish does not offer this, approach your priest (pester him if you have to!) and ask him to bless a piece of chalk for this traditional house blessing and devotion. The family gathers…

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