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Especially for discussion of liturgical abuses and wacky ideas

ASK FATHER: Novus Ordo formula for Communion during TLM?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I was told by a reverent, well-formed priest who celebrates the old Mass well and often that the formula for distribution for communion is not specified in the missal.  [Ooops!] He showed me that in the … Continue reading

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The importance – and legitimacy – of ‘ ad orientem ‘ worship

I bring to the readership’s attention a letter that was issued by His Eminence Robert Card. Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments.  A priest friend reminded me of this letter in an email. It … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: A single Mass for 3 or 4 intentions – and stipends

First, a note.  Never … and I mean never send me or any other priest a Mass intention and stipend without asking first whether we are free to take the intention and stipend.  It must be worked out beforehand.  That said… From a reader… … Continue reading

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Blessings for important things and things for everyday use

The traditional Roman Ritual has wonderful blessings for all sorts of things we use in our daily life, things and places not designated specifically for sacred purposes.  For example, you can get your grapes blessed, along with your airplanes, mountain climbing … Continue reading

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D. Madison: Pontifical Mass at the Faldstool for Assumption of the Blessed Virgin

From yesterday’s Pontifical Mass at the Faldstool for the Feast of the Assumption at St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff, WI.  His Excellency Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino (aka the Extraordinary Ordinary) was the celebrant.  Most the seminarians of the diocese … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “Blood” omitted from the consecration

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Recently at my parish, we had a retired priest say masses while our priest was away. In addition to improvising prayers during the Collect, he changed the wording of the Words of Institution. During the consecration … Continue reading

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BIRETTA PROJECT FOLLOWUP: You can still participate!

I received this from John at Leaflet Missal in St. Paul: Hello Fr. Z, I have tremendous news! The goal of 20 birettas for the Diocese of Madison has been reached and I express my gratitude to all who have … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: The Apostolic Pardon and You

From a reader… QUAERITUR: What does apostolic pardon mean? The Apostolic Pardon, or Benediction, forgives temporal punishment due to our sins, not the sins themselves. If anything remains from our lives, provided we die in the state of grace, for … Continue reading

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15 August – Assumption – TLM opportunities & Blessing of herbs, flowers and fruit

NB: Some of you are writing email along the lines of “I’m not registered to comment, but will you please post what we are doing at St. Unthread in the Glen?” No. Register and post it yourself.  That’s why I … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Viaticum and how many we can receive Communion in a day

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I understand that we can receive Holy Communion twice a day, but the second reception must be made at Mass. Can. 917 says this “without prejudice to Can. 921, §2.” I’ve read that this is understood … Continue reading

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