Category Archives: Liturgy Science Theatre 3000

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WDTPRS – 4th Sunday after Pentecost: “HEY YOU!” *smack*

Here’s something a little different.  Let’s look at the Secret for the 4th Sunday after Pentecost, in the traditional use of the Roman Rite, also used on Saturday of the 4th Week of Lent, which has its Station Mass at San … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 11th Ordinary Sunday – ‘firmness’ and ‘infirmity, ‘intention’ and ‘action’

This week’s Collect is pretty much the same as one in the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary and the prayer in the 1962 Missale Romanum used during the week after Trinity Sunday.
Deus, in te sperantium fortitudo, invocantibus nostris adesto propitius, et, quia … Continue reading

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QUIZ: What is this thing? – SOLVED!

UPDATE: 16 June
Solution posted, below.
Originally posted 15 June:
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Here is quiz.
Does anyone know what this liturgical object is?

UPDATE:
Some really interesting guesses are coming in! I’ll wait to post quite a few at once.
UPDATE:
There are some great answers piling up. … Continue reading

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GREEN! Photos of green vestments for Solemn Mass in production, and a pitch

UPDATE:
Thanks to those who have sent donations through PayPal.
MH, J-AF
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As you know, I am involved with a Society for the promotion of all things liturgically traditional, the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison.  This is a 501(c)(3) organization.
In my … Continue reading

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READER FEEDBACK to post: Why we Say The Black and Do The Red

The other day I posted an excerpt from an offering by Peter Kwasniewski at NLM, under my title:  “Why we Say The Black and Do The Red“.  In a nutshell, the traditional manner of proclaiming or chanting the readings during … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Validity of sacraments from a schismatic priest

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My wife and I recently discovered that Fr. Paul Wickens was schismatic priest. All we ever knew about him, we learned from our family. We attend Holy Mass at the chapel he built (now run by ICKSP with … Continue reading

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A great restoration @CathedralStPaul

The Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul, MN, is in my estimation a candidate for “grandest cathedral in these USA”.  It is also the National Shrine of St. Paul.
One of the advantages of this cathedral is that is wasn’t … Continue reading

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Terrific photos of traditional rite ordination in England!

At the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald there are lots of great photos of the recent priestly ordination of a young man in the FSSP at Warrington in England by Archbishop Malcolm McMahon of Liverpool.
Really… the photos are amazing. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Celebrate Prudence and not “Pride”!

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Can a Pastor/Religious Superior mandate that the Associate Pastor/other Religious priests use only particular options in celebrating Mass with the congregation. Of course, saying Holy Mass ad Orientem is one matter. But what about the Pastor/Superior saying it … Continue reading

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Why we Say The Black and Do The Red

Let us begin with an understatement.
The revitalization of our Catholic identity will be an opus magnum et arduum.
Most of us reading this will not see but the first fruits.
We have to be smart and persistent, using all the tools at … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What does the comma really say?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
When listening to a Collect (or any similar prayer) in Latin, whether OF or EF, I notice that the priest tends to “punctuate” the final phrase as such:
“in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum.”
But in English, … Continue reading

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A “puzzled” and “surprise” Card. Kasper is “furious”

You know how Communion in the hand was accomplished.  You know how the use of “altar girls” was achieved.
Libs intentionally violate the law until the law is changed.  That’s what happened. Moreover, even the restraints and caveats in the modified … Continue reading

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8 June: Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom

Today is, of course, the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. It is also – as it is 8 June – the Feast Our Lady, Sedes Sapientiae… Seat of Wisdom.
Seat of Wisdom is an ancient title of the … Continue reading

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AUSTRALIA: Law change requires priests to break the #SealofConfession

Every once in a while, like the occasional blooming of the giant Amorphophallus titanum, or corpse flower, some government entity attempts to criminalize the practice of our Faith.
The latest rotting-flesh blossom occurred inCanberra, Australia.  On 7 June the Australian Capital Territory’s Legislative Assembly … Continue reading

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Priest uses a Communion dispenser

So I conclude a brief pastoral nap and open my mail. BAMMO I’m instantly awake at the sight of
“Priest uses a Communion dispenser”
Clicking through I find….

What goes on inside the head of such a priest?
I wrote about this thing back … Continue reading

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