Day 144 – Captain’s Log: Throwdowns of Each Holy Day of Obligation

Friday, August 7, 2020 – Blessed First Friday! Well, this brings us to the last of our Captain’s Logs (for now). I still need to do one for the monthly devotionals, but given that I currently only have three months (June – August) done, it doesn’t really make sense to do a whole captain’s log Read More

Day 143 – Captain’s Log: Holy Days of Obligation

Thursday, August 6, 2020 – Oh my lanta! I **think** I figured out what was missing from the Captain’s Logs. However, if this is a rehash of something I already posted, well…just come back in a couple of days. Part I: basic intro and what are the Holy Days of Obligation Part II: Canon law Read More

Day 129 – HDO Throwdown: Solemnity of All Saints

Thursday, July 23, 2020 – And for our last Holy Day Throwdown…November 1st: Solemnity of All Saints! I covered the Holy Days of Obligation in order according to the liturgical calendar. However, it is also fitting that this particular Holy Day comes last because it is basically the “catch-all” day for the multitude of unknown Read More

Day 128 – HDO Throwdown: Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 – Ooooo…only two Holy Days of Obligation left to discuss. Well, onward! Today we will be doing our Holy Day throwdown on August 15th: Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is one of those Holy Days that a lot of people scratch their head at. Certainly not Read More

Day 127 – HDO Throwdown: Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 – Today’s Holy Day of Obligation just happened in the liturgical calendar, but if you are in the United States, it sort of just passed us by without any fanfare. So, today we’ll be discussing June 29th: Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles. Saints Peter and Paul are the two Read More

Day 125 – HDO Throwdown: Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

Sunday, July 19, 2020 – I swear I did not purposely set up today’s Ascension Thursday post on Sunday, but it does make for an interesting (and funny) “flub” into today’s discussion. Anyhoo, today—that is, Sunday—we will be talking about the Thursday of the sixth week of Easter: Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord. Read More

Day 124 – HDO Throwdown: Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Saturday, July 18, 2020 – Today’s Holy Day of Obligation is one that I really wish we would bring back to the whole Church. I mean, it is still a Holy Day and all, but (at least in the US) many of us are not obligated to attend Mass on March 19th: Solemnity of Saint Read More

Day 123 – HDO Throwdown: Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord

Friday, July 17, 2020 – Rolling along to our next Holy Day of Obligation…January 6th: Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord! Most people think Epiphany is the day we move the three Wise Men around the house and finally put them with the manger. Come on! Admit it, you totally march your tiny Wise Read More

Day 122 – HDO Throwdown: Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

Thursday, July 16, 2020 – Continuing with our Holy Day throwdowns, today we will be talking about January 1st: Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God. Brace yourself, today we are going to go down a sketchy road of history and add in some Greek. WHAT!? Before we get into it, just know the Read More

Day 121 – HDO Throwdown: Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 – Today’s Holy Day of Obligation throwdown is going to be an easy one, at least I hope it is easy. We will be discussing December 25th: Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)! In case nobody has told you: YES, you should always go to Mass on Christmas (December Read More