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“Why is this Sunday called “Septuagesima”? 

Because in accordance with the words of the First Council of Orleans, some pious Christian congregations in the earliest ages of the Church, especially the clergy; began to fast seventy days before Easter, on this Sunday, which was there fore called “Septuagesima”–the seventieth day. The same is the case with the Sundays following, which are called Sexagesima, Quinquagesima, Quadragesima, because some Christians commenced to fast sixty days, others fifty, others forty days before Easter, until finally, to make it properly uniform, Popes Gregory and Gelasius arranged that all Christians should fast forty days before Easter, commencing with Ash-Wednesday.”

Article:  https://reginamag.com/septuagesima-sunday/?ct=t(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2_17_2019_12_42)&goal=0_93e308387c-a3a0822485-24344737&mc_cid=a3a0822485&mc_eid=85759623e4

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Published on Sep 2, 2016

FR BRIAN KOLODIEJCHUK, author of A Call to Mercy: Hearts to Love, Hands to Serve and the postulator of the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta will preview Mother Teresa’s Canonization Mass on September 4, 2016.

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Published on Oct 11, 2012

http://www.SecretInfoClub.com You sometimes encounter the charge that the Catholic Church wrongly “changed the sabbath” from Saturday to Sunday. This claim is often made by Seventh-Day Adventists, for example. But even if one isn’t accusing the Church of wrongdoing, the question can still arise: Why do Catholics worship on Sunday rather than Saturday? Here’s the story . . .

What Day the Sabbath Is

First, let’s clear away a potential source of confusion. While it’s true that people sometimes speak of Sunday as “the Christian sabbath,” this is a loose way of speaking. Strictly speaking, the sabbath is the day it always was–Saturday–though it should be noted that traditionally Jewish people have celebrated the sabbath from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday. Sunday is a distinct day, which follows the sabbath. The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains:

2175 Sunday is expressly distinguished from the sabbath which it follows chronologically every week; for Christians its ceremonial observance replaces that of the sabbath. In Christ’s Passover, Sunday fulfills the spiritual truth of the Jewish sabbath and announces man’s eternal rest in God. For worship under the Law prepared for the mystery of Christ, and what was done there prefigured some aspects of Christ.

Why We Celebrate Sunday

That same paragraph explains why we celebrate on Sunday. For Christians the ceremonial observance of Sunday replaces that of the sabbath. Properly speaking, we’re not celebrating the sabbath on Sunday. We’re celebrating something else, but it’s something that the sabbath points toward. As the Catechism says, the Jewish sabbath announces man’s eternal rest in God and prefigures some aspects of Christ. Sunday thus fulfills what the sabbath pointed toward.

 

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Father’s Day

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO ALL!

SUNDAY JUNE 17, 2012.

TO GOD THE FATHER THANK YOU

FOR YOUR SON.

See:  http://catholic.org/national/national_story.php?id=46645

See:  http://catholic.org/hf/family/story.php?id=46663

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