Category Archives: Liturgy Science Theatre 3000

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Is the revolution beginning? “Hundreds” of priest learn TLM in England

Is the revolution beginning?
From Church Militant:
Hundreds [!]of UK Priests Learn Ancient Rite of Mass
Hundreds of priests in the United Kingdom gathered in the city of Bath in England last week to learn how to say the Traditional Latin Mass. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Name of bishop during Mass on a ship

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Which bishop, if any at all, do priests pray for during the Canon of the Mass if a ship is at sea? Would it be the bishop whose diocese is closest? Would it be the bishop whose diocese … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: My son’s best friend is Presbyterian

From a reader…
My son asked me about his best friend a Presbyterian when I told him in response to his question that Presbyterians do not have confession do they not receive forgiveness for their sins do they have all the time.
I told … Continue reading

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What ‘Quo primum’ says and what it doesn’t say

At his engaging blog Mutual Enrichment, Fr John Hunwicke has a good note about Pius V and Quo primum.  He points out a common error or two about that famous Apostolic Constitution.
Quo primum was the instrument of promulgation of the first “Tridentine” missal, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “We don’t go to Mass to adore Jesus…”?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Last summer I heard a bishop say, “We don’t go to Mass to adore Jesus…” (I was too shocked to hear why we do go.) Last week, my own priest in his homily, said something to the effect … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Secret and Prayer over Offerings – the SAME in both Novus Ordo and TLM!

Today I had a text from the Great Roman Fabrizio™ about the fact that the word commercium is in the Secret for today’s Mass in the Extraordinary Form.
So, let’s drill into that wonderful prayer…. and be sure to get the bit … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can non-Catholics go to confession?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My mother is a non-Catholic who sometimes attends mass with me (a convert). She has considered entering the Church (her mother–as a side note–became a Catholic in her late 80’s, with me as her sponsor.) A good friend of mine, who … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Voice Mail or ¡Hagan lío! & ASK FATHER: Date of Easter in Holy Land

I get interesting voice mail. Remember, I don’t call back, but I listen to it.

To the lady in S. Texas: By all means write to Card. Müller! If they determine that it is a matter for the Congregation for Divine … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “Getting rid” of Hosts

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I am an instituted acolyte in a parish that does not properly understand the office. This past Holy Thursday, I served at Mass. My girlfriend and I arrived early to help the “liturgical director” in the sacristy. She … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Maniple and zucchetto in the Novus Ordo

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Can Priests in the USA use the maniple in a N.O. Mass? Same question regarding the use of a black Zucchetto?
The maniple?
Yes, priests can use the maniple during Holy Mass according to the Novus Ordo, the Ordinary Form.  There … Continue reading

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