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“This blog is like a fusion of the Baroque ‘salon’ with its well-tuned harpsichord around which polite society gathered for entertainment and edification and, on the other hand, a Wild West “saloon” with its out-of-tune piano and swinging doors, where everyone has a gun and something to say. Nevertheless, we try to point our discussions back to what it is to be Catholic in this increasingly difficult age, to love God, and how to get to heaven.” – Fr. Z
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Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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From a reader…
Dear Father, I been trying to find and answer to a question about Ad Orientem worship facing west. Is it licit? Can churches hampered by modern architecture still worship Ad Orientem? Thanks in advance.
From the earliest days, and in keeping … Continue reading →
You long time readers might remember that I posted photos of a “table” altar being hauled by some men out of a church and over the the rectory.
That was in 2013. Five years ago.
That’s when St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff, … Continue reading →
This afternoon there is to be a Solemn Mass at the beautiful and massive St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Chicago (NB: at the time of this writing, their website comes up with music… grrrr). They are celebrating their 150th year.
They have … Continue reading →
From a reader…
Hello Father. I recently asked my Pastor if he would ever celebrate the Ordinary Form of the Mass ad orientem. He replied that a dispensation is required from our Bishop. I’ve never heard such a thing. Could this be true? Thanks … Continue reading →
A while back I posted about the first TLM celebrated in decades at a famous North Side Chicago Church, St. Stanislaw Kostka. HERE
Now I’ve received additional good news about that same church.
They will have ad orientem worship beginning in Advent.
This is … Continue reading →
I found a priest’s blog with a charming name: Father Talks Too Fast
Back in October Fr. Joseph Faulkner preached a sermon about ad orientem worship. It’s a little weird at first, but he gets good points across. He posted the … Continue reading →
Unless and until we get our act together regarding sacred liturgical worship, no initiative we undertake in the Church at any level will bear the fruits we hope for.
We need widespread, generous use of the older, traditional form of the … Continue reading →
I had a note from a reader about a parish in the Archdiocese of Detroit which moved towards ad orientem worship last January. It seems that someone got her panties in a twist about it and wrote a nastygram email to … Continue reading →
From a reader…
I am a convert to the faith 27 years ago and was just recently ordained a permanent Deacon. I am curios as to why celebrating the mass ad orientum and reception on the tongue exclusively are preferable. I … Continue reading →
For a while, in preparation for talk, I’ve been reviewing the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima.
I noticed something interesting.
Say that you are waiting for someone really important to arrive, perhaps someone you love. You watch in the direction whence … Continue reading →
I’m having a really hard day, but this lifted my spirits.
From a priest friend:
That settles it.
No more excuses!
Our leaders and pastors must open their eyes to the obvious.
For your Brick By Brick file from a reader…
I wanted to email you and let you know some good developments at the Newman Center at Wichita State University. The pastor … Continue reading →
Here is something interesting from blogger Deacon Greg Kandra. He has had his first experience as a sacred minister for Holy Mass ad orientem.
Rev. Mr. Kandra was visiting a parish where Mass is said towards the liturgical East. Let’s see … Continue reading →
From the increasingly valuable Crisis Magazine with my emphases and comments:
Re-turning to the Lord: A Call for Ad Orientem Worship
FR. JACOB S. CONNER, V.F. [a priest of the Diocese of Lake Charles]
Lent is a season of conversion. During this time, it’s common to encounter readings, … Continue reading →
My friend Fr. Jay Finelli (“iPadre“) informed me that His Excellency Most Reverend Thomas Tobin, Bishop of Providence, will celebrate Holy Mass at their Cathedral at 12:05… ad orientem. The bulletin for the Cathedral says:
“The use of this approved [superior] liturgical … Continue reading →
I had a note from a reader about excellent news from Star Of The Sea parish in San Francisco.
Firstly, as always, thank you for your blog! You are my first bookmark under my Catholic folder, immediately followed by ChurchMilitant. [HA! … Continue reading →
One of our frequent and long-time commentators here, Henry Edwards, sent some screenshots of the Holy Mass celebrated by Rainer Card. Woelki at the spectacular Cathedral of Cologne’s high altar (i.e., the real altar, the grown-up altar, the main altar) for … Continue reading →
I had the pleasure of reading column by Bp. Thomas Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island. HERE
Keeping our Eyes on the Prize: Jesus
Let us keep our eyes fixed on
Jesus, the leader and perfecter of our faith. (Heb 12:2)
And St. John Paul … Continue reading →
From a reader…
Can a Novus Ordo be ad orientem with Latin, chant, a subdeacon and deacon in traditional vestments?
Not only can the Novus Ordo be celebrated ad orientem, it ought to be. The rubrics indicate that this is the standard, the norm. The … Continue reading →
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___ Originally Published on: Jan 19, 2017 @ 14:25 ___
I received a copy of a letter sent by the Bishop of Rockford, Most Rev. David J. Malloy, to the priests of that diocese.
In this letter, a follow up to their … Continue reading →