Category Archives: Liturgy Science Theatre 3000

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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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ASK FATHER: “take” Communion instead of “receive”? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
In light of your recent question about “First Eucharist ” I was wondering about something else heard frequently. When referring to reception of the Blessed Sacrament some people say they are going to “take” Communion. When I first … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: First Eucharist or First Communion?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I have noticed an uptake lately in referring to first communion as first Eucharist, usually by people who insist on referring to extraordinary ministers of holy communion as Eucharistic ministers. The uptake seems frequent and widespread enough that … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to convince a priest to learn the Traditional Latin Mass?

From a reader….
QUAERITUR:
Our vicar is a very devout priest from Poland but today I heard him saying “the ordinary form is enough for me”. What do you suggest to do in order to convince him to offer the Holy Mass … Continue reading

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UPDATED – LONDON: Corpus Christi in Maiden Lane – Beauty and faith in the streets

UPDATE:
ACK!  I posted the wrong photos.  Corrections below.
Speaking of Corpus Christi and processions, you might recall that some months ago I suggested to the readership that it would be a good gesture to help Corpus Christi parish in London, on … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ Corpus Christi Eucharistic procession. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Here is a really sad tweet about this year’s Corpus Christi procession moved from Rome to Ostia. (Not a great idea, but, hey, they didn’t ask me.) There is a link to a video of the whole thing. Click ahead … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – Corpus Christi and POLL

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass to fulfill your Sunday obligation?  Let us know!
Many people will have celebrated Corpus Christi today (even though it was, properly, last Thursday).    Others may have … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can lay people baptize?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
May a lay natural father baptize his own child? As an expectant father, I have heard conflicting views on this practice. Obviously, the priest is the proper and ordinary authority for this, I was simply curious. (P.S. I … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Do I have to say “Amen” for weird Prayers of the Faithful at Mass?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Are we required to join in the prayers of the faithful at Mass?
Sometimes these can be excruciatingly political and occasionally downright wrong.
For instance, on the recent solemnity of Our Lady Help of Christians (I’m Australian and she is … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI on three purposes for Corpus Christi

In 1986 the English edition of Joseph Ratzinger’s Feast of Faith was published by Ignatius Press.  US HERE – UK HERE In that volume Benedict XVI reflected on the feast of Corpus Christi.
His Holiness juxtaposed the sad decline of Eucharistic devotions after … Continue reading

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PHOTOS @MadisonDiocese – Corpus Christi Mass with Procession – Traditional Pontifical Mass at the Throne

Yesterday evening, real Corpus Christi, we had a Pontifical Mass at the Throne with a Eucharistic Procession at St. Norbert’s in Roxbury, WI, a beautiful little church in a deeply German area of the diocese.
Here are a few photos to … Continue reading

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Resources for more solemn traditional ceremonies

Today we will have a Pontifical Mass at the Throne, followed by a Eucharistic Procession for Corpus Christi.
Please ask God to give us good weather!
I know that many communities are getting familiar with more solemn liturgy. There are good resources … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Body and Blood of the Lord: His yoke is “sweet” and “light”

In the traditional Roman calendar for the 1962 Missale Romanum today, Thursday, is the Feast of Corpus Domini, or Corpus Christi.  In the post-Conciliar Missal’s calendar today is also Corpus Christi.
In the Novus Ordo and the traditional calendar many people will observe Corpus … Continue reading

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Why were so many churches wreckovated?

This could answer the question of why bishops and priests wreckovated so many churches. From The Week.
Baptist church says it is removing a statue of Jesus because it looks ‘Catholic’
An artist who created a seven-foot statue of Jesus for the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Deacons vesting in dalmatics for concelebrations

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Father, I know priests are allowed to vest for Mass (chasuble, stole, etc.) together and concelebrate. It’s not a good thing, but it makes theological sense because many priests can consecrate one host as St. Thomas Aquinas says.
However, … Continue reading

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