Category Archives: “How To…” – Practical Notes

More deception in the war on Card. Sarah

Speaking at a liturgy conference in London, Card. Sarah, clearly not acting in his role as Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, made a personal appeal to priests to say Mass ad orientem and the world is coming down on his head. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to have ‘ad orientem’ Mass in a gymnasium church?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: We currently have a gymnasium-like church, with a wooden table for an altar. We have no high altar behind it. How would we face east and Cdl. Sarah suggests for Advent if we don’t? First, I hope … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to “reclaim” my property for the Lord after a Hindu procession goes by?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Thank you for all of the amazing information you share with us each day on your website. I have learned so much in the past 6 months. I have a question that I would like your … Continue reading

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Rosary Crusade before 100th anniversary of apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima

From the SSPX website: Bishop Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X announced another Rosary Crusade as a spiritual preparation for the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima.  [This is a serious anniversary.] … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: It seems like the Catholic Church is disappearing!

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I the better part of 60 years old and have been concerned for a number of years that the Roman Catholic Church is literally disappearing. With the last article I read, I’m fairly certain it’s gone. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Calling the Host “bread”, the Precious Blood “wine”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Our liturgy folks tape little sticky notes on the floor where the army of EMHC are to stand at communion time at Mass. There are red sticky notes with W1, W2, W3, etc. indicating “Wine” and … Continue reading

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PHOTOS: 1 July – Pontifical Mass at the Throne for Persecuted Christians @MadisonDiocese

On 1 July, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, by the grace of God and the Apostolic See Bishop of Madison (aka The Extraordinary Ordinary), sang a Pontifical Mass at the Throne in the Roman Rite’s traditional form. Holy Mass … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Would using birth control to delay children invalidate marriage?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Would the use of birth control to delay children for a time invalidate marriage? Likewise, would the intention to divorce IF the spouse committed adultery invalidate the marriage? Two questions… I normally don’t take twofers, but I’ll make … Continue reading

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Griccia and gricia

Over HERE (and in my email) some people are confused about my reference to a camicia griccia.  The sacristans of St. Peter’s Basilica used to dress Arnulfo di Cambio’s statue of St. Peter also with the camicia griccia on 29 June … Continue reading

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SSPX Communique: We do “not seek ‘primarily’ a canonical recognition”

A Communique from the SSPX’s chief, Bp. Bernard Fellay, with my now oft-imitated, legendary treatment: At the conclusion of the meeting of the major superiors of the Society of Saint Pius X that was held in Switzerland, from June 25 to … Continue reading

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28 June – Vigil of Sts. Peter and Paul: Firm upon the Rock of Apostolic Faith

During this Fortnight For Freedom we observe (not celebrate!) the Vigil of the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul. Vigils in the liturgical calendar are not just reminders that tomorrow is a feast.  They are also reminders to prepare for the … Continue reading

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REQUEST FOR INFO: Mass Cards

From a reader… which I am turning over to the readership! QUAERITUR: Whenever someone passes away, I obviously get them a Mass card. What’s weird is lately rectories do not have them anymore. I understand having a mass said for … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL! “Beating of the Bounds!”

This is for your Just Too Cool file. My friend and a commentator here, Fr. Martin Fox has on his blog a post about starting the custom of the “Beating of the Bounds”.  In times past, around Ascension or the Rogation … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can a Catholic help children with dyslexia through a Masonic organization?

From a priest… QUAERITUR: I have a parishioner who wants to help children with dyslexia and has found an opportunity with the Children’s Dyslexia Center in ___. It is affiliated with the Scottish Rite Freemasons. My parishioner wants to know … Continue reading

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SUPER! New book with table of readings for the Novus Ordo and TLM! ACTION ITEM!

UPDATE:  Originally posted 14 April. I just learned of this and I am eager to get my hands on it.  It should be a helpful tool. I have often longed for an easy to use chart to line up the readings … Continue reading

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