Santa Fe Pilgrimage on July 28-29, 2017

Nicknamed the “Iron Man’s Pilgrimage”, the Santa Fe Pilgrimage is a 33-mile walk overnight in the heart of Kansas, t the 19-foot tall Padilla Cross.  The pilgrimage America’s first martyr-priest, Father Juan de Padilla.

I went on the pilgrimage last year, and it is a wonderful experience, pushing our bodies to the limit in the hot Kansas summer to witness to the glory of Jesus Christ.  The entire night we walked through was filled with prayer and devotion, and the wonderful experience of traveling with other Traditional Catholic men.

You can get more information about the pilgrimage HERE.

Here is a video by Magnificat Media from last years pilgrimage (the one I was on):

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Magnificat Media Radio App now on Apple’s AppStore

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The Magnificat Media Radio app is now available on the App Store, as of about an hour ago.  It might be a few hours before search terms start finding it, but you can download it directly here ->

The Magnificat Media Radio App plays Traditional Catholic radio, and provides the same audio stream you can get at their website, in app form.  See Magnificat Media’s website here ->

God bless,

Average Catholic

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Rorate Caeli ‘Saints’ Special Offer

Great for Lent!

Rorate Caeli has a special offer on Romanitas Press’ book – The Saints Who Pray With Us In the Mass.  A deal only a Rorate Caeli, you can get the book for $9.00 (25% off) until March 11, 2017.

Go to Rorate Caeli (link above) for more information.

Check out Romanitas Press for other great books!

-Average Catholic

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Regulations for Lent and the Easter Triduum

From parish bulletin of Saint Andrew Parish.

1. Lent is the principal season of penance in our Catholic calendar.  Everyone is urged to develop and follow a program of voluntary self-denial, attentiveness to prayer, and especially to works of charity and mercy.

2. Everyone of 14 years of age or over is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, March 1, 2017, and all the Fridays of Lent.

3. Everyone of 18 years of age and under 59 years of age is bound to fast on Ash Wednesday, March 1, 2017, and Good Friday, April 14, 2017.

4. On these two days of fast and abstinence, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, only one full meatless meal is allowed.  Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each ones needs, but together they cannot equal another full meal.  Eating between meals is not permitted on days of fast, but liquids are allowed.  When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige.

5. To disregard completely the law of fast and abstinence is a serious matter.

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Contrasting Traditional Catholicism to the World of Today

In this Remnant Underground episode, Michael Matt talks about the courage of the martyrs, the world of Catholicism 50 years ago, and contrasts it with the world of today.  It is a good episode, and definitely worth 30 minutes of your time.

-Average Catholic


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John Vennari is dying


A great voice in the traditional Catholic movement, John Vennari, is dying.  Please pray for him.

From the Remnant Newspaper – 

A few moments ago I spoke via telephone with a Catholic gentleman, a beloved husband, a father and dear friend. His name is John Vennari, and he was told earlier today by his doctors that he is now in the “active stages of dying.” 

John asked me to do him a favor and help him notify his many, many friends all around the world that he may not live to see his birthday on Friday. He wishes everyone to know that he’s not in pain. He wishes us all to know that, as he put it, “either we believe in Divine Providence or we don’t. I believe in it, and I know that God has known for all eternity that I would be here in this hospital today, ready to die.” 

Read the rest there 😦

Dearest Lord, if it be your will, please heal Your servant, John Vennari. But if this is his time to die, please welcome him into Your loving arms.


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Sacred Liturgy Conference



Taking place July 12-15, in Portland, Oregon.  From the website:


Join  Raymond  Leo  Cardinal  Burke,  Archbishop  Alexander  K.  Sample  and  Bishop  Robert  F.  Vasa  in Southern Oregon for a three-day  immersion  in  the  Church’s  sacred  liturgy  and  its  living  musical  heritage.   The  theme  of  the  5th  annual  conference  is  “The  Voice  of  the  Bridegroom”,  and  will  focus  on  sacred liturgy, Church history, and the role of Gregorian chant. 


The conference will include eight important and informative lectures, four sung liturgies, four catered meals and plenty of time for fellowship.  In addition to the eight lectures there will be five additional lectures on Sacred Liturgy offered at the same time as five workshops for those interested in learning how to chant. 


His  Eminence  Cardinal  Burke  will  give  a  lecture  and  celebrate  an  Extraordinary  Form  Solemn  Pontifical High  Mass  assisted  by  priests  of  the  Priestly  Fraternity  of  Saint  Peter.    Archbishop  Sample  will  give  a lecture  and  celebrate  a  Pontifical  Mass  in  the  Ordinary  Form.    Bishop  Vasa  will  give  a  lecture  and celebrate  a  Requiem  Mass  for  the  deceased  priests  of  the  Diocese.    Additional  faculty  will  include  Rev. Gerard  Saguto,  Rev.  Vincent  Kelber,  Rev.  Timothy  Furlow,  Dr.  Lynne  Bissonnette-Pitre,  Dr.  Francisco Romero,  Amelia  Volz  and  Nicholas  Lemme.    The  conference  is  organized  by  the  Director  of    Schola Cantus Angelorum  Dr. Lynne Bissonnette-Pitre,   MD,   PhD,   LGCHS   and hosted by Sacred   Heart Catholic Church  in Medford, Oregon.

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