Category Archives: Liturgy Science Theatre 3000

Especially for discussion of liturgical abuses and wacky ideas

The TMSM welcomes Bp. Hying to @MadisonDiocese – UPDATED

His Excellency Most Reverend Donald Hying has come to Madison as the diocese’s 5th Bishop.  On Monday, 24 June, Vespers was celebrated on the vigil of his installation on 25 June.  You can see the ceremony and hear the Bishop’s … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can I really fulfill my Mass obligation at an SSPX chapel?

UPDATE 24 June I had a note from Peter Vere which, with his permission, I should add to the post. A number of folks have sent me the following link, in which you mention my name directly, regarding the SSPX. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Do we receive also the Holy Spirit in Communion?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, as the solemnity of the Holy Trinity is close ahead, a friend of mine was wondering: if the Trinity can never be split, do we receive the Holy Spirit in the Eucharist? I thought not … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is a concelebrated Mass just one Mass or several Masses?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Your recent post and “rant” regarding concelebration made me realize…I don’t actually know what happens at a concelebrated Mass. Is it technically two Masses (if there are two concelebrating priests)? How does that actually work? At … Continue reading

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A Solemn Mass in Albany in the presence of the bishop. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

The esteemed Deacon Kandra posted – picking up on some Facebook page or other (I don’t like Facebook) – that a Solemn Mass was celebrated on Trinity Sunday in the Roman Church’s traditional form at the St. Mary’s in Albany, … Continue reading

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USCCB meets. They talk about the “nones”. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

How many times have I written it here? Nothing we undertake as a Church, this plan or that project or this resolution to form a committee or action item, will succeed unless it flows from and returns to our sacred … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Traditional aspergillum or “whisk”?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: For years now our parish has used the equivalent of a small whisk broom instead of a more traditional aspergillum during the Easter season. The “whisk broom” seems to throw much more water and the priests … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Pipe organs, being expensive, how about manually pumped reed organs?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Pipe organs being too expensive for most parishes, and many electronic organs being used instead sound terrible and turn people off from the organ, what are your thoughts on bringing back reed (pump) organs to church? … Continue reading

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Great concelebration photos during Chartres Pentecost Pilgrimage

During my last Rome visit I posted a photo of real concelebration: three priests at the same time saying their Masses at three altars in the nave of a Roman church. Today I found a great series of pics at Messa … Continue reading

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Your Pentecost Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the Holy Mass you heard to fulfill your Pentecost Sunday obligation? Let us know. I spoke about the ongoing role of the sacrament of confirmation in Christian life. There were a couple things … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Vigil of Pentecost (1962MR): from gerbils to lions

Can you believe that today is already the Vigil of Pentecost? COLLECT (1962MR): Praesta, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus: ut claritatis tuae super nos splendor effulgeat; et lux tuae lucis corda eorum, qui per gratiam tuam renati sunt, Sancti Spiritus illustratione confirmet. Splendor … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Pentecost Sunday: Holy Church’s warp and weft hold true

The Fiftieth Day Feast, Hebrew Shavuot or Greek Pentekosté, for the Jews commemorated the descent of God’s Law to Moses on Mount Sinai, wreathed in fire, fifty days after the Exodus.  Fifty days after Our Lord’s Resurrection, the tenth (perfection) … Continue reading

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DAY 9 – Novena of Prayer to the Holy Spirit – AUDIO

Let us, upon our knees, pray in a special way to God the Holy Spirit during this time between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost. This is one way to pray.  I invite the readership to join in. MANNER OF PRAYING THE … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Sunday after Ascension: We have not been terrified by chains!

Today’s prayer – for Sunday after Ascension – because that’s what it is – survived the Consilium’s scissor and gluepot ministrations to live in the 2002 Missale Romanum as the alternative Collect for Mass on the day of Ascension. Rather, the … Continue reading

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Quam terribilis est locus iste! Hic non est aliud nisi domus Dei, et porta caeli!

Holy Church has given two great gifts to all of humanity: art and saints. Both art and saints reflect God’s beauty and, therefore, call to each man to recognize also what is good and what is true. Art reflects God’s … Continue reading

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