Category Archives: Liturgy Science Theatre 3000

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PASCHALCAzT 48 – Easter Monday: Year by year by year

It’s Easter Monday. Christ is risen! Alleluia! Today we hear from Fulton Sheen about a new Easter point of view.

After the fire that swept off the roof of Notre-Dame de Paris, here something from a disc of music from … Continue reading

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Your Easter Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a GOOD point or two in the sermon you heard at your Easter Sunday Mass? Let us know what it was. For my part, I included some liturgical catechesis about the iubilus of Gregorian chant and the Alleluia and … Continue reading

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PASCHALCAzT 47 – Easter Sunday: Leave the shrouds in the tomb

It’s Easter Sunday. Christ is risen! Alleluia! Today we hear from Fulton Sheen something that might disturb us, even on this beautiful day. Then, from the 7th century, a rush of joy.

In honor of Notre-Dame de Paris, something from … Continue reading

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WDTPRS and AUDIO: The Exsultet – explained, translated, sung

It’s hard to believe but this post goes back to 2005! 14 years ago! I always get requests about the Exsultet, so here you are. ___ Originally published in 2005 The EXSULTET is one of the most spectacular moments of … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2019 46 – Holy Saturday: The Harrowing of Hell

Today is Holy Saturday. Our Lenten journey is complete. We hear from an fine article by David Arias on the Harrowing of Hell from 2014 in the ever-useful Crisis.

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POLL: Foot-washing on Holy Thursday where you are – ORDINARY FORM

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STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Audio from Fr. Z

Here also are my audio projects of the Way of the Cross. On 1st Fridays, do please pray the Act of Reparation. What we need right now is PRAYER, especially now. And remember to GO TO CONFESSION! For priests, especially, try The Way Of … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2019 45 – Good Friday: The ultimate pulpit

Today is Good Friday. The Roman Station is Santa Croce. Fulton J. Sheen underscores three vocations at the foot of the Cross.

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TMSM: Holy Thursday Mass with the new vestments

UPDATE: A good photographer also captured some moments from the Mass last night.  The gallery is HERE. Example: During the sermon…. you get a sense of the beauty of moment. We are trying to do something beautiful for God. Click … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2019 44 – Holy Thursday: Sin is in the blood

Today is Holy Thursday. The Roman Station is St. John Lateran. Fulton J. Sheen introduces an aspect of the Agony in the Garden.

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WDTPRS – Spy Wednesday, the last Collect of Lent

The term “Spy” Wednesday is probably an allusion to Christ’s betrayal by Judas. This prayer was the Collect for this same day in the 1962 Missale Romanum. It was also in the ancient Gregorian Sacramentary in both the Hadrianum and … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2019 43 – Wednesday of Holy Week: In a cataclysm, something must be salvaged.

Today is Wednesday of Holy Week.  Spy Wedneday.  The Roman Station is St. Mary Major. Fulton J. Sheen contrasts Mary and her alabaster box and money box Judas.

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LENTCAzT 2019 41 – Monday of Holy Week: Cleansing costs

Today is Monday of Holy Week.  The Roman Station is Santa Prassede. Fulton Sheen opens up the dialogue of Jesus with the Greeks who want to see Him.  This is an important moment as the Passion draws near, for it … Continue reading

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Your Palm Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard for your Mass of Sunday obligation? Let us know!

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LENTCAzT 2019 40 – Palm Sunday: Something borrowed

Today is Palm Sunday. Holy Week begins. The Roman Station is San Giovanni in Laterano. Podcast #40! Fulton Sheen gives us the Lord’s lesson in contrasts.

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