Category Archives: Liturgy Science Theatre 3000

Especially for discussion of liturgical abuses and wacky ideas

ASK FATHER: What’s with all the kissing in the Extraordinary Form?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I was wondering what is the point of kissing in the Extraordinary Form? Such kisses include kissing the priest’s hand after handing the server or deacon his biretta or kissing the celebrant’s hand after handing him the thurible, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: 58 years old, never confessed, given Communion or confirmed. What now?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I am 58 years old and was baptized as RC I was never confirmed /never made first holy communion and rarely attended church. I was drawn back to attending church about a year ago and as I am self employed and … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is it okay to have an Armenian Apostolic member as godparent for a Catholic?

From a reader…
A friend who was baptized, confirmed and received Holy Communion as an infant in the Armenian Apostolic Church regularly assists and receives Holy Communion at Mass, in both the ordinary and extraordinary forms of the Roman Rite.
She has been asked to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Does drinking alcohol before wedding affect validity of marriage?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Would one of a couple going to a bar for a moderate amount of alcoholic drink before a nuptial Mass have any effect on the validity of a marriage?
Marriage is a serious thing. Matrimony should be entered into seriously and soberly.
For … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Marriage in “another suitable place”

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My grandson will be married in a year. He has not been baptized but raised in a Christian home. His wife to be is Catholic. He insists their marriage can take place in a hotel and witnessed by a deacon. … Continue reading

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Card. Sarah in a new, wide-ranging interview

There is an extract from a wide-ranging interview at L’homme nouveau in French with His Eminence Robert Card. Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments.  He is rapidly rising on my list of favorite … Continue reading

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WDTPRS “Low” Sunday, “Mercy” Sunday, “Quasimodo” Sunday, Sunday “in albis”

This Sunday has many nicknames.  In the post-Conciliar calendar it is the “Second Sunday of Easter (or of Divine Mercy)”.  It is also called “Thomas Sunday” (because of the Gospel reading about the doubting Apostle), and “Quasimodo Sunday” (from the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Crossing arms to receive Communion

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
 I have been regularly attending the Traditional Latin Mass for the last two years and have been an altar boy at the TLM for the past year and a half. I have noticed that a fair number of … Continue reading

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Friday Abstinence, the Octave of Easter and You

Each year during the Octave of Easter – and of Christmas – there is a Friday.  Fridays are days of penance, usually observed by abstinence from meat.
So, can one eat meat on Friday in the Octave of Easter?
The 1983 Code of … Continue reading

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Reasons why more men don’t go to Mass

I have to share this video from You Tube I was sent by email as reason #756 for Summorum Pontificum.
This is:
Easter Vigil Liturgy of St Patrick Catholic Church, Seattle, [NB] 2010. The seven readings from the old testament are presented in … Continue reading

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