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WDTPRS – 22nd Sunday after Pentecost: Battle For The Mass

This week’s Collect is an ancient prayer, found in the 9th century Liber sacramentorum Augustodunensis (Augustodunum is the ancient Roman name for Autun, France) on the 25th Sunday after the Octave of Pentecost.  It was also in the 8th century … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 31st Ordinary Sunday: We stumble mostly by choice.

EXPERIMENT:
Here is recording of the entry:
The Collect for the 31st Ordinary Sunday, which was in the ancient Veronese Sacramentary, is also found in the Extraordinary Form on the 12th Sunday after Pentecost.
Omnipotens et misericors Deus, de cuius munere venit, ut … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: “Some will awake for eternal life, others for everlasting shame”

The liturgy wars are probably going to flare up again.  Not long ago the Pope changed the way that liturgical translations are approved and then, in an informal manner, suggested a few interpretive principles, none of which he has codified.  … Continue reading

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PHOTOS – 2 Nov – All Souls Day – Pontifical Requiem @MadisonDiocese

This evening we had a lovely Pontifical Requiem at the Throne in the traditional form of the Roman Rite, celebrated for the intention of deceased priests and bishops of the diocese.
Here are some shots:

Introibo ad altare Dei…

Lots of this goes … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Beautiful altar cards for Requiem Masses, church and and travel

Some time ago, the nice lady at SPORCH, sent me two sets of Requiem altar cards, one for a church altar and one for a traveling altar.
SPORCH is the Society for the Preservation of Roman Catholic Heritage.  Click HERE
First, the big ones…
They … Continue reading

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2 November – All Souls, Indulgences, and YOU!

Let’s have a review of the indulgences available for All Souls and the days that follow, so that you can plan your own action.  Don’t let these days slip by.
From the Handbook of Indulgences:
Visiting a Church or an Oratory on All … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Mass obligation and falling asleep during Mass

From a reader…
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This morning at Mass (All Saints), as I held a sleeping toddler and fought fatigue myself, I recalled the Holy Father’s recent words (echoing St. Therese of Lisieux) about not being too upset about falling asleep during prayer … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Too much Precious Blood consecrated. Who should consume?

From a seminarian…
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First and foremost I have to thank you immensely for this blog, which has greatly helped me and some of my brothers from our Seminary down here in Brazil (where stuff like those on Fishwrap are rather commonplace … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – All Saints: “Lift up your countenance to heaven, then.”

The Collect for today’s Mass for All Saints is the same in both forms of the Roman Rite.  It it found already in the 8th century Liber sacramentorum Engolismensis. It was also, with variations in the Gelasian Sacramentary, among the prayers … Continue reading

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All Saints 2017 – 1 Nov- Holy Day of Obligation – Deliberately fail? Grave sin!

In these United States, be sure to check your parish schedules for Masses.
Wednesday 1 November 2017 is a Holy Day of OBLIGATION.
For our part, there will be a Missa Cantata at St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff, WI, in the Extraordinary Form
Remember that … Continue reading

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H.L. Mencken in 1923 about translation of sacred texts, liturgy. Hilarious, prophetic, applicable now.

One of you readers here sent this.  It is by H.L Mencken, an influential American columnist in the 20th c.  He was prodigiously clever, but clever enough to avoid being a fan of Nietzche and an enemy of religion.  He … Continue reading

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A priest’s prayers for before and after making his own confession

From an old prayerbook for priests which I’ve had since before my ordination.  They are dense with old wisdom.
Here are two prayers, in Latin and English, for priests, for before and after they make confession their own confession.
I’ve added accent … Continue reading

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Sunday of Christ the King – Act of Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

In the Church’s traditional calendar, this final Sunday in October is celebrated as the Feast of Christ the King.  This feast was implemented by Pope Piux XI  in 1925 with Quas primas, in the face of secularism, the spread of materialistic … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL: Prayer Cards for the priest’s preparation before, thanksgiving after Holy Mass

Just too cool.
When I was in Rome for the Summorum Pontificum 10th Anniversary Pilgrimage, a great time, I said Mass at the Priest-Friendliest Church in Rome™, Ss. Trinità dei Pellegrini. In the sacristy there are preserved their niches with kneelers, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time: Pray to love what God commands

In the older, tradtional form of the Roman Rite, this Sunday, the last in October, is the Feast of Christ the King.  In the Novus Ordo, however, we has the 30th Sunday of what an old friend of mine called … Continue reading

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