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WDTPRS – Collect Sts. Peter & Paul (2002MR): “holy and venerable joy”

The Collect for the Novus Ordo the the Mass of the Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul is in part inspired by that of the parallel prayer in the 1962 Missale Romanum.  However, it seems also to be a new creation, though … Continue reading

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Wherein Pope Francis wears a maniple and kisses the foot of his predecessor

From a reader… I have been watching the Holy Father offer Mass for the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul. It appears that he is wearing a maniple! HERE I first notice it at 31:32. Okay… let’s have a look. … Continue reading

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28 June – Vigil of Sts. Peter and Paul: Firm upon the Rock of Apostolic Faith

During this Fortnight For Freedom we observe (not celebrate!) the Vigil of the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul. Vigils in the liturgical calendar are not just reminders that tomorrow is a feast.  They are also reminders to prepare for the … Continue reading

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Video of a 1st Mass in 1954

One of you kind readers sent me a link to a video of the 1st Mass on Trinity Sunday in 1954 of Fr. Gerald Coates.  The video was posted by the Tower Convent School (in West Sussex, founded in 1903 by … Continue reading

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FOLLOW UP: Fr. Z asks help from priests: Can you take a Gregorian Mass set, stipend?

UPDATE 27 June: So far I have managed to connect about a half-dozen people with priests for Gregorian Masses. Everyone… pray for the dead! UPDATE 13 June (again): Okay, this is working so far. UPDATE 13 June: My friend found … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL! “Beating of the Bounds!”

This is for your Just Too Cool file. My friend and a commentator here, Fr. Martin Fox has on his blog a post about starting the custom of the “Beating of the Bounds”.  In times past, around Ascension or the Rogation … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 13th Ordinary Sunday – divine adoption and the splendor of truth

At work in the Collect for this weekend’s 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time are themes of divine adoption and the splendor of truth. Our prayer connects being wrapped up in error with separation from God.  It joins divine adoption with … 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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SUPER! New book with table of readings for the Novus Ordo and TLM! ACTION ITEM!

UPDATE:  Originally posted 14 April. I just learned of this and I am eager to get my hands on it.  It should be a helpful tool. I have often longed for an easy to use chart to line up the readings … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: When Holy Days of Obligation… aren’t

From a reader… QUAERITUR: When a holy day such as the Assumption or All Saints Day falls on a Saturday or Monday and we are not required to attend mass, are the usual restrictions on work also lifted? Yes. When … Continue reading

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#ActonU 2016 Wrap-up and a Scholarship Opportunity

This year’s Acton University ended with bang.  Peter Kreeft gave a talk on the last day in which he made some great comments about music, including music used in church. Dr. Kreeft, a long-time prof at Boston College, began by … Continue reading

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There’s “That’s wrong!” and then there’s …this…

Someone ought to have a few words with this … fellow. From a reader… I hope that this isn’t really a photo of Mass.  Maybe it’s some, I dunno, bible church group doing their thing.   But I fear that it … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 12th Ordinary Sunday: His Name – Holy Fear, Holy Consolation

This coming Sunday’s prayers is wonderful sing!  It is stark and lavish and carefully balanced and quintessentially Roman. This week’s Collect, also in 1962 Missale Romanum for the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost, was in the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary for the Sunday after the Ascension … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 11th Ordinary Sunday – ‘firmness’ and ‘infirmity, ‘intention’ and ‘action’

This week’s Collect is effectively the same as one in the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary and the prayer in the 1962 Missale Romanum used during the week after Trinity Sunday. Deus, in te sperantium fortitudo, invocantibus nostris adesto propitius, et, quia … Continue reading

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About Latin and how hard Mass ought to be.

At Crisis there is an entry by Anne Maloney, a Philosophy prof at – or all places – the College of St. Catherine in St Paul, Minnesota.  Let’s just say that Saint Kate’s has been really weird for a really long time, … Continue reading

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