Category Archives: Liturgy Science Theatre 3000

Especially for discussion of liturgical abuses and wacky ideas

Fr. Rutler’s Weekly Column

Fr. Rutler’s Weekly Column February, 17, 2019 Like the optimist who sees a glass of water half-full and the pessimist who sees it half-empty, people assess the times in which they live by their personality. Each age has had its … Continue reading

Posted in ¡Hagan lío!, "How To..." - Practical Notes, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Mail from priests, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices | Tagged | 6 Comments

BOOK RECEIVED: 1962 Parish Ritual – HUZZAH!

Preserving Christian Publications has reprinted a 1962 Parish Ritual.  Hooray!   This book includes what the Collectio Rituum had but it includes more items and moments useful for parish life.  It’s like the British Sacristy Manual, but it is set up for use in these USA. … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Just Too Cool, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

WDTPRS – Septuagesima Sunday: PRE-LENT BEGINS!

While in the new-fangled calendar Sunday is the 6th in Ordinary Time, and celebrated in green vestments,in the traditional Roman calendar this Sunday is called Septuagesima, Latin for the “Seventieth” day before Easter. The Roman Station for Septuagesima is St. … Continue reading

Posted in Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, WDTPRS | 4 Comments

POLL: Prayers after Mass

There is a poll at the ridiculously liberal blog Pray Tell which some of you readers might want to look at. The question of the poll: Should additional prayer texts be recited communally after the dismissal of the Mass? HERE While … Continue reading

Posted in Liberals, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, POLLS | Tagged | 35 Comments

ASK FATHER: During sick call, tea and biscuits before administering Communion

From a reader… QUAERITUR: When a priest arrives at a sick person’s house in order to provide Communion, should the Communion rite happen immediately upon arrival? I presume that tea, biscuits and chatting should certainly not happen beforehand? I was … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000 | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

BREAKING: Rubrics and color-blindness

From the often amusing Eye Of The Tiber: Explaining his frustrations at not being able to properly do the red and say the black in his missal during Mass, local color blind priest Father Richard Wendell asked congregants to try as … Continue reading

Posted in Lighter fare, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000 | Tagged | 6 Comments

Thoughts about ‘ad orientem’ worship and priests being bullied

The rubrics of the Novus Ordo Missale Romanum and the tradition of many centuries have the priest at the altar facing liturgical East.  That is to say, as he celebrates Holy Mass with a congregation present, there are moments when … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, The future and our choices, Turn Towards The Lord | Tagged , | 16 Comments

WDTPRS: 5th Sunday after Epiphany AND 5th Ordinary Sunday: Familial military or martial family?

This Sunday we have what often winds up as a “left over”, or a “remaining” or even a “Where the heck is this Sunday in my Missal?!?” Sunday.  Because the vagueries of your planets Moon, this year we get quite … Continue reading

Posted in Hard-Identity Catholicism, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, WDTPRS | 3 Comments

WDTPRS: The new Latin Collect for Paul VI – a key phrase hunted up

In the Bolletino today we find liturgical decrees and texts pertaining to the celebration (in the Ordinary Form) of the recently canonized Paul VI. His optional memorial will be 29 May, the annivesary of his ordination to the priesthood.  He … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, WDTPRS | Tagged | 3 Comments

PODCAzT 168: Concerning the Sermon at Mass

Here is a quick PODCAzT partly to get me going again and partly because the topic really got my mind going. Today we hear from Martin Mosebach’s wondrous The Heresy of Formlessness: The Roman Liturgy and Its Enemy (Revised and … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, PODCAzT | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

JUST TOO COOL: A fine musical moment at a parish in Wandsworth (S. London)

A friend in England sent a short video which I feel compelled to share. We are at the little parish of St. Mary Magdalen in a rough area of greater London, Wandsworth, in the Archdiocese of Southwark. I’ve been there … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Brick by Brick, Just Too Cool, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000 | Tagged , | 21 Comments

POLL: St. Blaise Day Blessing of Throats – 2019

Yesterday, Sunday, was also the Feast of St. Blaise, upon which we traditionally have the blessing of throats. Did you receive a St. Blaise Day blessing of the throat? You don’t have to be registered to vote… sort of like … Continue reading

Posted in Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, POLLS | Tagged , , | 35 Comments

ASK FATHER: Use of 1964 Collectio Rituum, blessings and exorcisms in English?

From a priest… QUAERITUR: When using the older ritual of blessings, the ones still used at the time of the Second Vatican Council, some of the blessing itself could be done in the vernacular.  I have a Collectio Rituum that … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Latin, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

Bittersweet Review: Candlemas with the late Bp. Robert C. Morlino of @MadisonDiocese

One year ago today, the Extraordinary Ordinary celebrated a Solemn Pontifical Mass at the Throne for Candlemas, as he had done for several years.  HERE Some photos The music was provided by a visiting choir, the Schola Cantorum from Eau Claire. They … Continue reading

Posted in Linking Back, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000 | 1 Comment

Blessed John Henry Newman’s 1849 poem “Candlemas”

Blessed John Henry Newman’s 1849 poem “Candlemas”: THE Angel-lights of Christmas morn, Which shot across the sky, Away they pass at Candlemas, They sparkle and they die. Comfort of earth is brief at best, Although it be divine; Like funeral … Continue reading

Posted in Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Poetry | Tagged , , | 1 Comment