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By Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, OnePeterFive, February 4, 2022

Convert from Lutheranism, ordained to the priesthood in 1991 by St. John Paul II in Rome for the Suburbicarian Diocese of Velletri-Segni. Classics at University of Minnesota. Licence and Doctoral studies in Patristic Theology at the Augustinianum in Rome. …


As it happens, I wrote about this very Sunday a couple of months ago, at the beginning of November. That’s because of when Easter fell last year. There were few Sundays between Epiphany and pre-Lent’s Septuagesima Sunday and empty slots to fill before Advent 2021 began. Hence, this Sunday’s and next Sunday’s (5th and 6th) were ported over to the end of the liturgical year, “resumed,” to plug the gaps before the 24th and Last Sunday after Pentecost. See? Easy.

At this point I could simply redirect you to the piece I wrote in early November 2021 and call it a day at the beach. I am, instead, challenged to enter again into the magnificent treasure house that is every Catholic Sunday, to see what other mysteries could be opened to view.  …

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