Category Archives: Liturgy Science Theatre 3000

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ASK FATHER: Can a priest with little Latin say Mass validly?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My Latin is not great will an ordinary form mass I celebrate in Latin be valid? Sure, Father, it would be valid. Language is a tricky thing.  There are almost always gaps in our comprehension of … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 4th Sunday after Pentecost – SECRET: prevenient grace

From a reader… QUAERITUR: A request: how about a post on the Secret prayer from the 4th Sunday after Pentecost? In my years of teaching Catechism classes, that’s one which I was happy to know always fell in the summer, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Patriotic songs at Mass

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Fr. Martin recently wrote an article about how patriotic songs should not be sung during mass. His argument is essentially that most national hymns address the nation rather than God. In all honesty, I think he … Continue reading

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Brick By Brick in Paris

I received a great note from a brand new French priest, ordained for the mighty city of Paris on the great Feast of St. John the Baptist.   He sent links for the video of his ordination in the Cathedral … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: 10 years of ‘Summorum Pontificum’ and its effect on seminarians

A GUEST POST from a reader… I have been meaning to write this for a little while but the holiday gives me a time to reflect on several observations over the past weeks and several years. This in light of … Continue reading

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CRISIS: A reflection on differences of the Novus Ordo and Traditional Roman Rite

From the useful Crisis with my emphases and comments: Worship Worthy of God MICHAEL J. ORTIZ July 7 is [already!] the tenth anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s Summorum Pontificum, a decree that allows priests to celebrate the form of the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 4th Sunday after Pentecost: O Captain, my Captain!

I may have quoted Whitman, but, no, I’m not talking about Abraham Lincoln. Today’s prayer is found in ancient sacramentaries, such as the Veronese and the “Hadrian” version of the Gregorian, and the so-called Gelasian.  It is unchanged in the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why are “ad orientem” and Communion on the tongue preferable?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I am a convert to the faith 27 years ago and was just recently ordained a permanent Deacon. I am curios as to why celebrating the mass ad orientum and reception on the tongue exclusively are … Continue reading

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“And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars.”

Fama volat, it is said.  No aphorism is truer than this when it comes to Rome all the way back to Virgil, who coined it. So, reminding everyone that we are in the realm of Rumor, I’ve been exchanging texts with … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “Quasi-parish” priests

From a reader comes a messy question, which a Guest Priest will answer… QUAERITUR: Our “Quasi-parish”, due to rotation of clergy, has a new priest. His first outward change was to get the candles off the floor in front of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Sunday obligation and sick child at home

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have read that caring for the sick (i.e. children) lifts the Sunday Obligation to hear Holy Mass. Does caring for a sick child lift it for the entire day, or would parents be required to … Continue reading

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Is Communion now “we get the white thing in our hands and then we sing the song”?

There is a virus-like fixation pandemic in the Church today that everyone has to go to Communion at every Mass.  Therefore, even if there are people present manifestly in living in a state of mortal sin, spectacular contortions of doctrine … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard during the Holy Mass in fulfillment your of Sunday Obligation? Let us know. Here’s what I said (below).  This Sunday took me by surprise.  I had assumed that I didn’t have … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – St. John the Baptist: “guide the minds of all the faithful”

Let’s have a look at the… COLLECT: Deus, qui beatum Ioannem Baptistam suscitasti, ut perfectam plebem Christo Domino praepararet, da populis tuis spiritalium gratiam gaudiorum, et omnium fidelium mentes dirige in viam salutis et pacis. I like the sound of … Continue reading

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OLDIE PODCAzT 88: Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart; Leo XIII’s Annum Sacrum

Here is my now “oldie” PODCAzT from 2009.  As I listened to this, I was struck by how timely it still is, especially about how some are trying to banish Christ and the Church from the public square. ORIGINAL 11 June … Continue reading

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