Category Archives: Liturgy Science Theatre 3000

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WDTPRS 16th Ordinary Sunday: The Enemy is seeking you!

The Collect for the 16th Ordinary Sunday, not in any pre-Conciliar Missale Romanum, has its antecedent in a 9th century manuscript.  Enjoy the fine clausula (rhythmic ending). We have been cheated of the beauty of our Catholic worship in Latin, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 8th Sunday after Pentecost (1962MR): Being even more ourselves.

In the Extraordinary Form, Sunday’s Collect is from the ancient Veronese Sacramentary and the Gelasian and the so-called Gregorian. It survived the liturgical tailors with their scissors and thread to live on in the post-Conciliar Missale Romanum on Thursday of the 1st week of Lent. However, there is … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “Custom” and liturgical abuses (e.g., glass chalices)

From a reader… QUAERITUR: What constitutes a custom? My friend appealed to custom when saying that we are allowed to use glass chalices, but I don’t think that applies here. So when can argue for something from a custom? Using glass chalices … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: When you remember, past, forgotten sins?

From a reader…  I’m a convert to the Church, so I have a large span of my life with sins that I’m not entirely sure of. I confessed a series of sins (all of the same kind) as doubtful, but then a while … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary ‘Quo primum’!

Today is the anniversary of the Apostolic Constitution Quo primum of St. Pius V, by which – following on the workd of the Council of Trent – the saintly Pope promulgated the Missale Romanum in 1570. Quo primum set the … Continue reading

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Of doilies, germs, and typographical symblos

From a reader… Just when you have just about seen it all. Went to mass in small town. • All altar girls • Processing the servers, choir, emhc’s, lectionary, etc. • Alb and stole only for the priest (it was … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 7th Sunday after Pentecost – acts of faith

In the traditional Roman calendar this Sunday is the 7th Sunday after Pentecost. Today’s Collect survived the cutting and pasting experts of the Consilium to live on as the Collect for the 9th Sunday of Ordinary Time. COLLECT (1962MR): Deus, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 15th Ordinary Sunday – Be living lenses of God’s light!

This week we have a good example of a dramatic difference Obsolete ICEL version and the Latin and the Current ICEL versions. The Collect or Opening Prayer for this 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time in the Ordinary Form of the … Continue reading

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BOLIVIA: Holy Communion from paper bags at papal mega-Mass?

For the most part, in recent times I have tuned out from the papal mega-Masses. However, I saw a report that at the mega-Mass in Bolivia, Holy Communion was distributed from paper bags. I was ready to believe that, since the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is it wrong or illicit to go to a different diocese to be confirmed?

From a reader… Is it wrong or illicit to go to a different diocese to be confirmed? Does an Ordinary have the right to confirm his subjects? Does the Bishop of another diocese have to have permission to confirm someone … Continue reading

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