Category Archives: Liturgy Science Theatre 3000

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ASK FATHER: Summorum Pontificum, Art. 4 – “observing all the norms of law”

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Father, the subject Article IV says: “Celebrations of Mass as mentioned in art. 2 above may – observing all the norms of law – also be attended by faithful, who of their own free will, ask to be … Continue reading

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Turning to the East in the Diocese of Lincoln – UPDATED

UPDATED: see below
ORIGINALLY POSTED on: Nov 21, 2014
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, … Continue reading

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Kudos to Sacred Heart in Cincinnati!

I was delighted to receive a link to a Facebook page with photos of a Low Mass of a Bishop celebrated by His Excellency Most Reverend Andrew Cozzens, Auxiliary Bishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis… in Cincinnati.  The occasion was … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Waxed linen altar cloths

In honor of the appointment of Card. Sarah to the Congregation for Divine Worship, we tackle an important liturgical issue.
Traditionally our Roman altars should have three linen altar cloths.  One of them should properly be infused with wax, to make … Continue reading

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New Prefect of Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments

Pope Francis has appointed Robert Card. Sarah, 69, as the new Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments.
Hitherto, Card. Sarah, from Guinea, has been the head of the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum”.
Not long ago, I posted … Continue reading

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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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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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