Category Archives: Liturgy Science Theatre 3000

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MIAMI: TLMs bringing in young people

A reader alerted me to coverage of a TLM in Miami in which the local Juventutem chapter is involved.
With Ancient Language, Catholic Mass Draws Young Parishioners
Roman Catholic Mass was at one time universally celebrated in Latin, the ancient Roman language.
After … Continue reading

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Turning to the East in the Diocese of Lincoln

The late-great liturgist Klaus Gamber, who also influenced Joseph Ratzinger (also known by another name), said that turning around the altars was the single most damaging change that happened in the name of the Council, and it wasn’t even mandated … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Christ the King (2002MR): elements will be dissolved with fire, the earth will be burned up

We approach the last Sunday of the liturgical year.
In the post-Conciliar calendar of the Roman Church this is the Solemnity of Christ the King.  In the older calendar, this is celebrated (with a rather different meaning!) at the end of … Continue reading

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Seal of Confession holds even after penitents die

There is a CNS piece that teaches something about the Seal of Confession.
Seal of confession is absolute, even after penitent dies, officials say
VATICAN CITY — The secrecy of a confession is maintained so seriously and completely by the Catholic Church … Continue reading

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Days after 2014 Synod closes, CDF responds to question on absolution for civilly remarried

UPDATED: 14 Nov:  ORIGINAL Published on: Nov 13, 2014
At the French language site L’Homme Nouveau there is an interesting post about a question a priest posed to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.  He asked the Congregation:
«Un confesseur peut-il donner … Continue reading

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Rite of Exorcism approved in English

On Aleteia I saw a story about the approval by the US bishops, meeting in plenary sessions now, of the English translation of the more recent, 1999 (revised 2004) rite of Exorcism. 179 to 5
It is of vital importance that … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Feast of Dedication of St. John Lateran

This year the 32nd Ordinary Sunday is displaced by the Feast of the Dedication of the Papal Archbasilica of the Most Holy Savior and St John the Baptist and St John the Evangelist, which we call St John Lateran.  Rome’s … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: “The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass” became the “liturgy” – POLL

I was sent some text from “From the Pastor’s Desk” column of the 9 November Bulletin of Our Lady of Grace Church. I share it here below with my emphases and comments:
The Pastor’s Message
“Laudetur Jesus Christus!” (Praised be Jesus Christ!)
I … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: Response to claim that Communion on tongue will spread influenza (and whatever else)

Appended below is letter by longtime Fr. Z’s Blog reader and participant to the pastor of the reader’s parish. It seems that in Sunday’s parish bulletin the pastor alleged that priests touch communicants’ tongues when people insist on receiving on … Continue reading

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D. Oakland, Bp. Barber: Novus Ordo Requiem, Latin, Black Vestments, Faure

The use of Latin in our liturgical worship must not be limited to the Usus Antiquior of the Roman Rite.  Latin is the language if the Latin Church.  That means Extraordinary and Ordinary Form alike.
For this reason I object to the … Continue reading

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