Daily Archives: 9 March 2011

QUAERITUR: Rattlers in the sanctuary!

From a reader: Our priest and I have recently come into a point of contention. While preparing for the Triduum liturgies, he has denied the use of the crotalus on Maundy Thursday, citing that the General Instruction no longer calls … Continue reading

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Dumb liberal idea #3464 = Reason #583739 for Summorum Pontificum: Removing Holy Water during Lent

If there are any priests out there who remove Holy Water from the stoops in church for Lent… KNOCK IT OFF! And if you, dear readers, go into a church and you see this idiocy… for the love of God, … Continue reading

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I was delighted that in the 2002 Missale the tradition of the “Prayer over the people” was revived in Lent.  This is an important custom. Now that we have the new, corrected translation on the way, we can look at … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Ash Wednesday (2002MR) – BATTLE!

The Roman Station for Ash Wednesday is Santa Sabina on the Aventine Hill. The Collect in the 2002 Missale Romanum, is an ancient prayer found in the Gelasian Sacramentary for the Vigil of Pentecost. It is also among the prayers … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can religious read their Office with the older books?

From a religious: When the motu proprio came out in 2007, it gave permission for clerics to use the older breviary to fulfill their obligation. I belong to the OCDS and many of our members wondered if we could pray … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Confessions during Mass

I had a great conversation with a group of priests last night. The subject of confessions during Mass came up.  I promised to repost information I have previous shared. The Sacrament of Penance needs to be revived.  Confessions before Masses … Continue reading

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