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ASK FATHER: When Holy Days of Obligation… aren’t

From a reader… QUAERITUR: When a holy day such as the Assumption or All Saints Day falls on a Saturday or Monday and we are not required to attend mass, are the usual restrictions on work also lifted? Yes. When … Continue reading

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#ActonU 2016 Wrap-up and a Scholarship Opportunity

This year’s Acton University ended with bang.  Peter Kreeft gave a talk on the last day in which he made some great comments about music, including music used in church. Dr. Kreeft, a long-time prof at Boston College, began by … Continue reading

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There’s “That’s wrong!” and then there’s …this…

Someone ought to have a few words with this … fellow. From a reader… I hope that this isn’t really a photo of Mass.  Maybe it’s some, I dunno, bible church group doing their thing.   But I fear that it … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 12th Ordinary Sunday: His Name – Holy Fear, Holy Consolation

This coming Sunday’s prayers is wonderful sing!  It is stark and lavish and carefully balanced and quintessentially Roman. This week’s Collect, also in 1962 Missale Romanum for the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost, was in the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary for the Sunday after the Ascension … Continue reading

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

This week’s Collect is effectively 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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About Latin and how hard Mass ought to be.

At Crisis there is an entry by Anne Maloney, a Philosophy prof at – or all places – the College of St. Catherine in St Paul, Minnesota.  Let’s just say that Saint Kate’s has been really weird for a really long time, … Continue reading

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Novus Ordo news: 22 July is now the Feast of St. Mary Magdalene

The Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, headed by the great Robert Card. Sarah, has issued a decree making – for the Novus Ordo, mind you – what was the Memorial of St. Mary Magdalene into a … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can a nun give a homily?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have a serious question. Should a nun w or wo a habit (I got wo habit of course) be allowed to give a homily by the priest who just got done reading the Gospel. I was under … Continue reading

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Turn towards the Lord!

The esteemed scholar and liturgist Klaus Gamber said that the single most damaging thing that happened in the wake of the Council was the shifting around of orientation at the altar.   In The Spirit of the Liturgy, Joseph Ratzinger picked … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 3rd Sunday after Pentecost: The dangers of worldly things

In the older, traditional calendar of the Roman Rite, today is the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost. Let’s have a look at the… COLLECT (1962MR): Protector in te sperantium, Deus, sine quo nihil est validum, nihil sanctum: multiplica super nos misericordiam tuam; ut, te … Continue reading

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