Category Archives: Liturgy Science Theatre 3000

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ASK FATHER: Mass for the Space Force in the Extraterrestrial Form

This comes from a reader…
QUAERITUR:
On a somewhat lighter note, what liturgical changes do you think would have to be made for chaplains of a hypothetical Space Force to celebrate Mass in the Extraterrestrial Form? In particular, the Precious Blood seems particularly difficult to … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 21st Ordinary Sunday: the smoke of Satan v. invisible love

Let’s look at the Collect for the upcoming 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time:
Deus, qui fidelium mentes unius efficis voluntatis, da populis tuis id amare quod praecipis, id desiderare quod promittis, ut, inter mundanas varietates, ibi nostra fixa sint corda, ubi … Continue reading

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What true clericalism looks like

Do you want to know what true clericalism looks like?  How about taking it on yourself to edit Scripture to be read at Mass.
I got an email today from a regular priestly correspondent.   He sent Sunday’s (tomorrow, 21st Ordinary) second reading options … Continue reading

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Asperges me et super jellonem decaeruleabor.

Here is a photo of Card. Farrell, the understudy of non-Card. McCarrick for some many years in Washington DC, now the Prefect of the Dicastery for the Family, who also said that priests are not able properly to prepare couples … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 20th Ordinary Sunday: invisible love, pulsing with longing

The Collect for the 20th Ordinary Sunday, found also in the 8th century Gelasian Sacramentary, is in the 1962 Missale Romanum for the 5th Sunday after Pentecost.
Deus, qui diligentibus te bona invisibilia praeparasti, infunde cordibus nostris tui amoris affectum, ut, … Continue reading

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PROPOSAL to all the Bishops of these USA for your November 2018 Meeting

PROPOSAL TO ALL THE BISHOPS OF THESE USA FOR YOUR NOVEMBER MEETING
These times call for action that priests and bishops are truly ordained for: wield spiritual authority given by Christ Himself.
Let’s use all our spiritual weapons. Prayer, fasting, almsgiving, mortifications, … Continue reading

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Card. Burke interviewed by Raymond Arroyo. The Cardinal’s advice.

His Eminence Raymond Leo Card. Burke (whom Clement XIV-II would give the title “Indagator Particularis in perpetuo)” was on Raymond Arroyo’s show last night.
Here is the full video. I set it to start at the interview.
Among interesting moments are

Card. Burke’s … Continue reading

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The Rite of Degradation From The Order of Priesthood. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

A while back I posted about the old Rite of Degradation of a Bishop, found even in rather modern editions of the traditional Pontificale Romanum.  I posted the text, some notes and my translation.
The rites are provided for degrading an archbishop, … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – UPDATE: Photos of seminarians Solemn Mass

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass you frequented in fulfillment of your Sunday obligation?
Let us know what it was!
For my part, I am not scheduled today!  However, each year the seminarians of … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 165: Liturgical battles lost and won… and lost; don Camillo (Part X)

In today’s PODCAzT I read just a bit of a fairly recent book by Peter Kwasniewski:
Noble Beauty, Transcendent Holiness: Why the Modern Age Needs the Mass of Ages
US HERE – UK HERE

It has a foreward by the great Martin Mosebach, author of The Heresy of … Continue reading

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“Association of the Lord’s Body with the needs of our bodies, and of his Blood with the needs of our souls…”

There is a terrific post at Fr. Hunwicke’s Mutual Enrichment today.  He drills into the famous Anglican “humble crumble” or, better, the Prayer of Humble Access which those in the Anglican communion were/are wont to recite.  Let’ s have a taste … Continue reading

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“Twelve priests celebrated the traditional Mass for the first time during…”

The good news.  Pontifical Masses are springing up everywhere.  For example, I read about another in El Paso for Assumption.
Now I see this great story, in French, about an event in Poland.
Twelve priests celebrated the traditional Mass for the first … Continue reading

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Archd. BOSTON – @bostoncatholic – Seminary and Cathedral

Have you seen that there is now an investigation of St. John’s Seminary in Boston.  Card. O’Malley announced that the rector is now on sabbatical now and he appointed a task group to examine “issues of sexual harassment or other forms … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 19th Ordinary Sunday: trusting audacity and harrowing consolation

The Collect for the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time was not in previous editions Missale Romanum before the 1970 Novus Ordo. It has roots in the 9th century Sacramentary of Bergamo and thus is ancient text.
Note that for the 2002 Missale … Continue reading

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VIDEO Interview: Bp. Gainer of @HBGDiocese about Traditional Roman Rite and vocations

In the older, traditional way of thinking about Holy Mass, when we celebrate a traditional Pontifical Mass, especially at the throne, we perceive the Mass as being the spiritual gathering of the entire diocese in that moment and place in … Continue reading

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