Category Archives: Liturgy Science Theatre 3000

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ASK FATHER: Does the Church “supply” what is lacking in doubtful absolutions?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I’ve heard you say that one of the cruelest things a priest can do is hear your confession and not (at least) say “I absolve you from your sins in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and … Continue reading

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Nice Epiphany Mass image

Here is a wonderful shot of Holy Mass for Epiphany in Washington DC celebrated by my friend Msgr. Charles Pope.  They blessed Epiphany water, chalk and, I hope, gold frankincense and myrrh.  HERE
 

Did you have special blessings at your parishes?

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VIDEO: How long can you stand it?

A priest friend of mine posted this elsewhere with the challenge… can you make it to the end of this video?  How long can you stand it before you click off?

And to think… some men don’t want to go to … Continue reading

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WARNING! If you suffer from Burke Derangement Syndrome™, DO NOT READ THIS.

At Emangelization there is a long interview with His Eminence Raymond Leo (which means “Lion”) Card. Burke.  His Eminence is not going quietly into the good night, as I am sure his enemies had wanted… since they couldn’t get more. … Continue reading

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Card Burke interview on “hot button” topics. Fr. Z rants.

At my old stomping ground The Wanderer (I had a weekly column for 11 years) there is an interview with His Eminence Raymond Leo Card. Burke.  Read the whole thing there, but here is a sample of Part One of the interview, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest invites people to stand around altar during consecration

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Today [actually a while back at the time of this posting] the associate pastor, a newly ordained priest, asked us, since there were fewer people than usual present at Mass, to come up after the homily around the altar … Continue reading

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Parish slated for closure now a place where people weep during Mass

At Ship of Fools you find a “review” of an experience of Holy Mass at a parish in England where the Extraordinary Form is celebrated. The parish was threatened with closure but it was turned over to the Institute of Christ … Continue reading

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“Let y’all know!” The Epiphany chant announcement of 2015’s liturgical dates

Someone posted a printable image of the Noveritis (“Let y’all know”) in Gregorian chant notation for the singing of the liturgical dates for 2014 which takes place at Epiphany after the Gospel.  Find it over there.
The singing of the key liturgical … Continue reading

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More reasons for the promotion of Summorum Pontificum

The Congregation for Divine Worship in Rome received a new Prefect last November, His Eminence Robert Card. Sarah.  He should be a good, solid Prefect.  At the same time, however, there was a bit of a purge of, say, the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Epiphany – Christ is the visible image of the invisible God.

In the ancient Western Church and in the East, Epiphany was more important than the relative latecomer Christmas.  Epiphany is from the Greek word for a divine “manifestation” or “revelation”.  There are many “epiphanies” of God in the Scripture.  Think, … Continue reading

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