Category Archives: Liturgy Science Theatre 3000

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AD ORIENTEM WATCH! – ACTION ITEM!

I hope you readers out there will post about the changes effected in parishes concerning ad orientem worship for Holy Mass. Did you see priests “turning towards the Lord”? I’ve been hearing about some places in email. ¡Hagan lío! Report! For my … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 01: Sitting… doing…

This year I once again offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord. Here is ADVENTCAzT 01, for the 1st Sunday of Advent. These 5 … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 00: Preparation and You

This year I once again offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord. Here is ADVENTCAzT 00, for Saturday before the 1st Vespers of Advent. … Continue reading

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BRICK BY BRICK! Parishes are “Turning Towards The Lord”, going “ad orientem”

During a conference in London last summer, Robert Card. Sarah famously made a prayerful and earnest personal suggestion that priests begin to say Holy Mass ad orientem beginning with Advent.  Advent begins on Sunday. Of course the Cardinal was speaking as … Continue reading

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A parish TURNS TOWARD THE LORD for Advent

I had a note from a priest that St. Joseph the Worker in Berkeley, CA is going ad orientem as of Advent. What I found most interesting, is something that the pastor wrote to the people before he gets into explanations of the … Continue reading

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Some clarity about the faculty Francis gave priests to “absolve the sin of abortion”

At CNN we find a story about how Pope Francis extended to priests indefinitely the ability to absolve the sin of abortion. He had hitherto given it only for the Year of Mercy, which is now closed. (CNN)Pope Francis has … Continue reading

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Christus vincit! Christus regnat! Christus imperat!

A friend sent me a little clip from the Brompton Oratory in London.   It is appropriate for this time at the end of the liturgical year and just before the beginning of another at Advent. This is a beautifully … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 24th and Last Sunday after Pentecost: Beg His help. Beg His mercy. Praise Him for His gifts.

This Sunday is the Last Sunday of the liturgical year. In the traditional Roman calendar, we use the texts from the 24th Sunday, which is always the Last Sunday of the liturgical year … even when it isn’t. It is … Continue reading

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Fr. Murray on who are the traditional young Catholics… NOT.

My friend Fr. Gerald Murray has a good commentary at The Catholic Thing on some comments Pope Francis made about people, especially about young people, who desire the older, traditional form of Holy Mass and the Latin, Roman Church’s sacred worship. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Eucharistic Prayer for Masses with Children

From a reader… QUAERITUR: This morning at Sunday Mass our priest sang the Eucharistic prayer for children’s liturgy and there was piano throughout as well as sung responses. I have never heard such a thing. It confused my small children. Is this ordeal approved by … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Will SSPX priests be able to absolve validly after the Year of Mercy closes?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’ve been searching through the Internet, and since I’ve found absolutely nothing regarding this matter, I’ve thought I might as well just send this question to you so that you can be the first (hopefully) to write about it. … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 6th Sunday remaining after Epiphany: true “active participation” at Mass

As we approach the end of another liturgical year, an odd thing happens in the Church’s traditional, pre-Conciliar calendar. The Sundays left over after Epiphany, after Christmas, are finally dusted off and prayed until the liturgical year is concluded.  This has … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 33rd Ordinary Sunday: thoughts on the “sign of peace” – POLL

Since the day I was ordained, I have celebrated both forms of the Roman Rite, the Novus Ordo and the TLM.  When I am called upon to say the Novus Ordo, I jump up and help out.  After all, I am … Continue reading

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Does Pope Francis think that young people who want Traditional Latin Mass are rigid, defensive, insecure?

I’ve been on the road for a couple days, so I’m just now getting to this. From LifeSite [with my emphases and comments]: Pope Francis on the young who like Latin Mass: ‘Why so much rigidity?’ […] Nooooo. On second thought, I’m not going … Continue reading

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10 Nov: Leo the Great

In the newer, post-conciliar, Novus Ordo Roman calendar today is the feast of Pope Saint Leo I, “the Great” (+461). In the older, traditional calendar, his feast is 11 April. Every pontificate is a parenthesis in the history of Holy … Continue reading

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