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Do you have your 2018 Ordo?

It’s that time of year again.
Time to get your 2018 ORDO.
The new liturgical year begins with Advent on 3 December.canons
“Ordo” is a short way of referring to the booklet called Ordo divini officii recitandi sacrique peragendi” or else “Ordo Missae CElebrandae … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why don’t Catholics sing?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
When I go to Mass in the Ordinary Form, I notice that the congregation sings, even if it’s a more traditional parish that sings the ordinaries and the Pater Noster in Gregorian chant in Latin.
Meanwhile, when I go … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 33rd Ordinary Sunday: the “sign of peace” – Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Since the day I was ordained, I have celebrated both forms of the Roman Rite, the Novus Ordo and the TLM.
When I am called upon to say the Novus Ordo, I jump up and help out.  I prefer the older, traditional … Continue reading

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INDIANAPOLIS 17 NOV – YOUNG PEOPLE! Traditional Solemn Mass for the National Catholic Youth Conference

There will be a SOLEMN Mass in the traditional, Extraordinary Form at the NCYC (National Catholic Youth Conference)
Solemn High EF Mass
Friday, November 17th 2017
11:30 AM
Indiana Convention Center
Mass will be located in the adoration chapel in the convention center
(500 Ballroom)
At NLM … Continue reading

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The dying out of women religious, and the crisis of religious, priestly vocations. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

If anyone in the English speaking world knows what the status quaestionis is concerning American women religious it’s Ann Carey. She has written insightful books about, especially, why some orders are imploding from their own suicide pact with modernity.  See … Continue reading

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QUESTION: Traditional SPANISH language sermons and catechetical sources?

A question to the readership…
Do you know of sites and books which have sermons in Spanish for the traditional Roman Rite?   Catechisms?
Is there anything like the Baltimore Catechism in Spanish?
You can find materials in abundance for English.  Sources for sermons in … Continue reading

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CHICAGO 18 Nov: 1st Traditional Latin Mass at great North Side church in almost 60 years

The north side of Chicago has massive and venerable Polish churches.  Some have languished and were in danger of closure, such as St. John Cantius and St. Mary of the Angels.
What revived them?  Traditional Catholic liturgy and teaching.
I had a … Continue reading

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Liturgical worship… priestly vocations… Is what we are doing working or not?

I had mentioned that I was re-reading Robert Hugh Benson’s prophetic Lord of the World.  I finished it yesterday. US HERE – UK HERE
Just as I finished it, I found these things.
First, I want to preface with this: When you are on a journey towards a … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 23rd Sunday after Pentecost: SNIP!

During his Sunday Angelus address today, 12 Nov, the Pope asked the sort of question that Popes ought to ask, especially at this time of the liturgical year, when we focus more and more on the Four Last Things and … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 32nd Ordinary Sunday: Ideals for the Christian, pilgrim soldier on the march

Let’s look at the Collect for the 32nd Ordinary Sunday, keeping that today, Saturday, is Veterans Day (DONATE to the Archdiocese for Military Services!).
Sunday’s Collect has an antecedent in the Gelasian Sacramentary, is also used in the Extraordinary Form on the 19th Sunday … Continue reading

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More about photos during Mass and Pope Francis’ admonisment

The other day Pope Francis spoke out again taking photos at Mass or other liturgical moments.
Greg DiPippo at NLM has a good piece about this HERE.
He makes the distinction between this…

And this…

I would add any of myriad photos of beautiful … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Venial sins forgiven during Mass?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Thank you for all of your efforts here, as it really brings strength to many of us during our sojourn.
A priest at our local university gave a homily a few days back wherein he spoke of the absolution … Continue reading

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Summorum Pontificum: Urgent now more than ever

I have long maintained that one of the most important achievements, indeed, gifts from the pontificate of Benedict XVI was the implementation of Summorum Pontificum, which I like to call the “Emancipation Proclamation”.   It certainly freed the priest and the People of … Continue reading

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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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