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ASK FATHER: Deacon consumed unconsecrated Hosts which dropped to the floor

From a reader… QUAERITUR: At Mass on the Assumption, the lady carrying the hosts for the offertory was unable to carry the container level (appeared to have Parkinson’s and was shaking) and dropped several on the floor. The deacon noticed, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Communion for organist after Mass

From a reader… QUAERITUR: When leaving Church I noticed a deacon (not the deacon of the Mass) giving the Eucharist to the organist after the Mass had ended (up in the choir loft). There is singing or playing any time … Continue reading

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Blue vestment sighting

Over at NLM there is a post with photos of Holy Masses for the Feast of the Assumption.  There are some stunners, of course. One set caught my eye.  They are of Pontifical Vespers celebrated by the abbot at Heiligenkreutz. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Could it be a sin to attend a Novus Ordo Mass if you think the TLM is superior?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: If a lay person is presented with the option to attend either a Novus Ordo Mass or a Traditional Latin Mass, and, in turn, (a) believes that the TLM is more substantively and consistently reverent to … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 11th Sunday after Pentecost: they’re SINS, not boo-boos

With a minor variation this week’s Collect was in the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary.  It survived the cut to live on in the Novus Ordo Missale Romanum as the Collect on the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, qui … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Pius XII declaring the Dogma of the Assumption

The fabled pastor of my home parish, the late Msgr. Richard Schuler told stories about being in Rome when Ven. Pius XII infallibly declared the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin to be a dogma of the Faith.  He was present … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Show tune priest sings Eucharistic Prayer

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My pastor (who likes to sing) sings from the beginning of the Canon to the end of the Consecration. It’s not a Gregorian sound, more like something from Les Miserables Broadway play. Is this a legitimate thing to do … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest took ill at homily, another priest took over

First, I must remind readers that, to ask a question – ASK FATHER Question Box – please use the ASK FATHER contact form in the top menu.  Don’t just send questions, even if you have some prior email contact with … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 10th Sunday after Pentecost: Mercy and Justice are not opposed

The Collect for the 10th Sunday after Pentecost in the Extraordinary Form survived, sort of survived, to live in the post-Conciliar, reformed Missale Romanum!  You can find it, somewhat wounded, for the 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time in the Ordinary Form Missale … Continue reading

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Concerning concelebration, variety, and fraternity

I have opined that concelebration should be “safe, legal and rare”.  I have, in a jocular mood, posted pics of the sort of concelebration of which I approve. For example: And here are a couple of guys concelebrating… at different … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 19th Ordinary Sunday: frightening consolation

The Collect for the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time was not in previous editions Missale Romanum before the 1970 Novus Ordo. It has roots in the 9th century Sacramentary of Bergamo and thus is ancient text… sort of. Note that for … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can I go with my children to SSPX Masses twice a month?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Lets cut to the chase my soul is torn. I asked the Blessed Mother to save my children and give them Catholic friends (they know NONE right now) I have lived my whole life without knowing … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Not adding water to chalices for Mass

CLICK TO BUY From a reader… QUAERITUR: Like many other parishes, we have communion under both species. However, the deacon only adds a water to the chalice that the priest is consecrating. He does not add water to the other … Continue reading

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Are we in the “end times”? Live as if we are.

Since the Lord Ascended to the right hand of the Father, Christians have felt themselves to be in the “end times”.  Indeed, we are in the “end times”.  The Lord achieved His victory. Now it is all over but for … Continue reading

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FOLLOW UP: Requests for GREGORIAN MASSES and priests who can say them

UPDATE 8 AUGUST: A couple requests came in.  Are there priests out there who can do this? ____ People sometimes write to me to request Gregorian Masses (i.e., the same Mass intention for 30 straight, uninterrupted days).  Many priests have parish Masses, … Continue reading

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