Category Archives: Liturgy Science Theatre 3000

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WDTPRS – 6th Sunday remaining after Epiphany: true “active participation” at Mass

As we approach the end of another liturgical year, an odd thing happens in the Church’s traditional, pre-Conciliar calendar. The Sundays left over after Epiphany, after Christmas, are finally dusted off and prayed until the liturgical year is concluded.  This has … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 33rd Ordinary Sunday: thoughts on the “sign of peace” – POLL

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.  After all, I am … Continue reading

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Does Pope Francis think that young people who want Traditional Latin Mass are rigid, defensive, insecure?

I’ve been on the road for a couple days, so I’m just now getting to this. From LifeSite [with my emphases and comments]: Pope Francis on the young who like Latin Mass: ‘Why so much rigidity?’ […] Nooooo. On second thought, I’m not going … Continue reading

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10 Nov: Leo the Great

In the newer, post-conciliar, Novus Ordo Roman calendar today is the feast of Pope Saint Leo I, “the Great” (+461). In the older, traditional calendar, his feast is 11 April. Every pontificate is a parenthesis in the history of Holy … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! 14 NOV – SOLEMN TLM at St. Patrick’s in NYC!

For all of you within striking distance of NYC, this is IMPORTANT. Change whatever you have on your schedule in order to attend.  Bring family.  Bring friends.  Bring strangers.  Clone people and bring them too. From my correspondent: For the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: First Communion without First Confession?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My daughter called me on the phone and asked me if the First Confession before First Communion is an option. She came home from a meeting attended by parents for first communicants, They were told if … Continue reading

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OLDIE ASK FATHER: The pastor anoints everyone at Mass, sick or old or not – everyone.

I had a question about the Sacrament of Anointing. I looked up an old answer and figured I could simply repost.  This is from a year ago, exactly! From a priest … QUAERITUR: Every year at this time, my pastor has … Continue reading

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Spiffing video of incensation for #sumpont2016

I haven’t seen many photos from the beautiful Pontifical Mass we had in the Basilica of St. Peter during the 2016 Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage.  However, I spotted this video of the undersigned, acting as Deacon for the Mass. HERE ? Sequentia Sancti Evangelii … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 32nd Ordinary Sunday: As lightly burdened foot soldiers…

Let’s look at the Collect for the 32nd Ordinary Sunday, keeping in mind that we are getting close to 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 … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 5th Sunday after Epiphany: Martial family or familial military?

This Sunday we have “left over”, called also a “remaining” or even a “Where the heck is this Sunday in my Missal?!?” Sunday. Sunday’s Collect, for the 5th Sunday (left over) after Epiphany – Dominica V quae superfuit Post Epiphaniam – in the … Continue reading

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POLL: For All Souls Day Mass 2016 what color vestments did you see?

Even though today is not a Holy Day of Obligation (as yesterday was in most places… and if you didn’t go to Mass…), many of you have gone to Mass or will go later. In the Usus Antiquior, the Traditional … Continue reading

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MADISON, WI – 2 November All Souls: Pontifical Requiem at the Throne

On 2 November, All Soul’s Day Bishop Robert Morlino of the Diocese of Madison will celebrate a special Pontifical Requiem Mass at the Throne (Extraordinary Form) with an intention for the deceased priests and bishops of the Diocese of Madison. … Continue reading

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2 Nov – All Souls, Indulgences, and YOU!

It seems somehow fitting to post about indulgences on 31 October. From the Handbook of Indulgences Visiting a Church or an Oratory on All Souls Day A plenary (“full”) indulgence, which is applicable only to the souls in Purgatory is granted … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 31st Ordinary Sunday: We stumble mostly by choice.

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 tibi a fidelibus tuis … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Christ the King (1962 Missale Romanum)

In the post-Conciliar, Novus Ordo calendar, the Solemnity of Christ the King is the last Sunday of the liturgical year, just before Advent begins.  In the traditional Roman calendar it falls on the last Sunday of October. The feast was … Continue reading

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