Category Archives: Liturgy Science Theatre 3000

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WDTPRS: 4th Sunday of Easter (2002MR) – Mighty humble Shepherd, humble mighty flock

Coming up this weekend…
Those who generally frequent Holy Mass with the traditional form of the Roman Rite heard the Gospel about the Good Shepherd last week.   In the Novus Ordo, that Gospel is read this week, for the 4th Sunday … Continue reading

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A bishop, black vestments and refreshing commonsense!

Here is a great tweet from Most Rev. Thomas J. Tobin, Bishop of Providence in Rhode Island.

It struck me during a Funeral Mass today – most of the mourners, family and friends, were wearing black. The priests were all wearing … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest Mumbles Words of Absolution. Fr. Z says: FATHERS! Stop being JACKASSES and do it right!

FATHERS!  This fellow’s note gives another example of why we priests must must must be careful and precise when giving absolution to penitents.
Use the prescribed form of absolution in Latin or appropriate vernacular language and say the essential words in … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – Good Shepherd – AUDIO

Today, in the traditional Roman Rite, is Good Shepherd Sunday.
In the Novus Ordo people heard for the Gospel a passage about a post Resurrection appearance of the Lord.
Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard during the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Communion twice in a day. But is Communion under both species already twice?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I have a question about the number of times Holy Communion May be received in a day. And I know the answer sort of.
The question is, if you may receive twice in the same day within the context … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 2nd Sunday after Easter (TLM): joy, devastation and rising

This Sunday in the Novus Ordo is the 3rd Sunday OF Easter.  This Sunday in the Traditional Calendar is the 2nd Sunday AFTER Easter.   This probably reflects how, traditionally Romans tend to count.  But I am already digressing.
Let’s see what … Continue reading

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Gallup Poll points to future demographic disaster. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

We are wobbling on the edge of a point where two demographic cliff faces converge.
First, there is in most dioceses a clamant, ongoing loss in the number of active priests.  This will get worse in the next few years.
Also, there … Continue reading

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Beautiful video about the Traditional Latin Mass. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

I was given a link to a video about Holy Mass in the traditional Roman Rite made at the oratory of the Institute of Christ the King in San Jose, CA.

It is interesting to view this video immediately after posting … Continue reading

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Reading #GaudeteEtExsultate – Pope Francis blasts “punctilious concern for the Church’s liturgy”

I’ve been working my way through the very long Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete et exsultate.  It’s a whopping 20K words.
A point that people have been asking me about, and which libs will surely throw in the teeth of anyone who wants a traditional … Continue reading

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L.A. Days 1-3: Of Finches, Bites and Libraries

The Octave of Easter is turning out to be a time of visits with friends, meals and monuments (in a wide sense).
Here is a monumental salad, chopped.  Presentation like this is difficult, by the way.

At the Getty, a lovely bit … Continue reading

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