Category Archives: Liturgy Science Theatre 3000

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LENTCAzT 2019 – 06 Monday in the 1st Week of Lent: “Loving searcher of our heart”

These daily 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season. I provide these especially in gratitude to benefactors who help me and this blog. Today is Monday … Continue reading

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Mass and Triumphalism. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

The other day I posted something about churches and synagogues losing membership.  HERE This is going to happen, friends.  Demographics, on top of decades of stupidity, are not on our side. I’m not saying that this is the great “falling … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2019 – 04 Saturday after Ash Wednesday: the Oratio Super Populum

These daily 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season. I provide these especially in gratitude to benefactors who help me and this blog. Today is Saturday … Continue reading

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UPDATE FROM ROME: Cutting the fabric for vestments

As an update to my post about vestments the other day, here are some shots of the fabric being cut at Gammarelli in Rome for the new set we, the TMSM, are having made. Enjoy! Please donate.  HERE Our intrepid … Continue reading

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STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Audio from Fr. Z

Here also are my audio projects of the Way of the Cross. On 1st Fridays, do please pray the Act of Reparation. What we need right now is PRAYER, especially now. And remember to GO TO CONFESSION! For priests, especially, try The Way Of … Continue reading

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Friday after Ash Wednesday: Feast of the Crown of Thorns

This Friday is poignant.  Friday after Ash Wednesday is traditionally the Feast of the Crown of Thorns. A significant portion of the Crown is preserved is preserved in Notre Dame de Paris.  They have a special Crown of Thorns Mass … Continue reading

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Concerning vestments and the TMSM and YOU

One of the things I have tried to accomplish with the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison (the TMSM is 501(c)(3)) is to provide worthy vestments for the celebration of the sacred mysteries. YOU readers, from all over … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2019 – 02 Thursday after Ash Wednesday: blessing of ashes

These daily 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season. I provide these especially in gratitude to benefactors who help me and this blog. Today is Thursday … Continue reading

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Church groups are losing members. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

The fundamental reason why God gave us a Church which we could recognize by its marks is that we are sinners who are going to die. Through His Church, Christ provides the ordinary means of our salvation. We have the … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2019 – 01 Ash Wednesday: Emendemus in melius

NB: FAST AND ABSTINENCE! We begin now a series of daily 5 minute podcasts for Lent.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season. I provide these … Continue reading

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Stupid Idea: Sand in holy water fonts during Lent. Fr. Z opines.

You would think that this stupid idea would have been eradicated by now but, no. I am sure that in some places you readers will see that Holy Water has been removed from the stoops – at the beginning of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Separating priest from altar in the Novus Ordo

From a reader… I have a question about the GIRM. If I’m reading it correctly everything except from the Offertory through Communion Rite must be done from the chair, and the missal and chalice placed elsewhere except for those times. … Continue reading

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Shrovetide: Collop Monday

We have arrived at the final days of Shrovetide.  “Shrove” is from “shrive”, “to absolve a penitent”. On this day one customarily in earnest began to consume the leftover meat in the house, before Lent began. Remember: once upon a … Continue reading

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Upcoming Amazon Synod and discussion of the matter (wheat) for the Eucharist

I saw something interesting at Crux about the upcoming, 6-27 October, Amazon Synod. “Amazon” Synod… who will be the first to quip that they will try to sell out the Church? Apparently on the agenda for the Amazon Synod will … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 8th Ordinary Sunday: The “Barque of Peter” on turbulent seas

Let us has a swift look at the Collect for the upcoming 8th Sunday of Ordinary Time.  This formulary doesn’t present itself each year because of the vagaries of the Moon.  This year, in the Ordinary Form, there are more … Continue reading

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