Category Archives: Liturgy Science Theatre 3000

Especially for discussion of liturgical abuses and wacky ideas

The penny dropped for another musician

The penny dropped for another musician. At increasingly useful Crisis today I read a piece by a musician about the state of church music today.  His summary: disaster resulted from the degradation of sacred worship in Latin.   Of course it … Continue reading

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BLUE Pontifical Vestment and Violet Folded Chasuble Projects – UPDATE

UPDATE: 28 May: Many of the people I have been talking to like the bronze, but the silver – so to speak – came in second. I took the fabric and swatches into the chapel and turned on the lights. … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Pontifical Mass in Germany

Masses Pontifical in the traditional form of the Roman Rite must be multiplied. To that end, here is a beautiful video of a Pontifical Mass celebrated in Germany by the Secretary of my old digs the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei“, … Continue reading

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THEY’RE HERE! White Pontifical Mass Vestments

They’re here. The long-awaited White Pontifical set has arrived! I invited the chancellor to help with the unboxing. The humeral veil reveals itself.  The light on this fabric is precisely what I had hoped for. One of the 3 dalmatics which … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 7th Sunday of Easter: Ascended but still present

I won’t acknowledge Ascension Thursday Sunday.  Yesterday was the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord and Sunday is, in the Ordinary Form, the 7th Sunday of Easter. Let’s look at the Collect for the 7th Sunday of Easter. Supplicationibus … Continue reading

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26 May – St. Philip Neri: Hearts on fire!

Today is the feast of the great co-patron of Rome with St. Peter: St. Philip Neri. From a couple weeks ago. The tomb of the saint in the Chiesa Nuova. Here is his… COLLECT: Deus, qui fideles tibi servos sanctitatis … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Ascension THURSDAY: Courage and help when we are tried and tested

Tonight at 6 PM at St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff I will celebrate Holy Mass for the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord… because it is Ascension THURSDAY today. On Sunday I will celebrate Sunday after Ascension THURSDAY, because … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Ascension, Beans, and You

We have lovely customs in our wonderful Roman Catholic Church, including special blessings on certain feast days, often tied to the changing of the seasons… in Rome, that is.  It’s the Roman Church, after all. Today, the Feast of the … Continue reading

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Vigil of Ascension Thursday

Here is something I wrote a loooong time ago – 2006 – for an WDTPRS article in the print version of The Wanderer.  I had a column there for 11 years. …(I)n some places the Feast of the Ascension, which … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Visible tattoos and altar service

From a reader… I was at Mass today at a parish with exceptionally reverent liturgies, communion received at the communion rail kneeling and on the tongue, male-only altar servers and EMHC, but something kept catching my eye and distracting me-one … Continue reading

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A young priest recounts his experience and aspirations

For decades priests have done all sorts of goofy things to Mass and bishops did little or nothing to safeguard our sacred worship. Almost a year ago Robert Card. Sarah called for priests to celebrate Mass ad orientem more often, where possible, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is having a “straw subdeacon” for a Solemn TLM okay?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’ve been to Solemn High Masses where a seminarian (perhaps having been instituted as an acolyte) was acting as Subdeacon (a “straw” subdeacon, I think, since he’s not ordained). Other than ordained men, who can act … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 6th Sunday of Easter: We are simultaneously risen, rising, and about to rise

Here is this week’s Collect, for the 6th Sunday of Easter in the Ordinary Form: Fac nos, omnipotens Deus, hos laetitiae dies, quos in honorem Domini resurgentis exsequimur, affectu sedulo celebrare, ut quod recordatione percurrimus semper in opere teneamus. This … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Am I obliged to do the strange penance Father gave during confession?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: When I went to confession the priest asked me to watch a certain movie for my penance. I have done a search for it but what I found (trailers) seems contrary to the faith, very progressive/liberal … Continue reading

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It’s confirmed: Never give up! Never surrender!

At RenewAmerica, Matt C. Abbot posted about an encouraging event: confirmations conferred in the Extraordinary Form.  The account is a good read.  It included the following with my emphases and comments: […] I discovered the Latin Mass in my early adulthood and … Continue reading

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