Category Archives: Liturgy Science Theatre 3000

Especially for discussion of liturgical abuses and wacky ideas

UPDATE: Reversible travel vestments progress

Here is a VESTMENT PROJECT UPDATE.  There is news about two projects, as a matter of fact. First, there is progress on the reversible, Shantung silk travel vestments. I have received a couple donations for these vestments.  I’ll embroider the names of the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What’s so difficult about learning to say the Traditional Latin Mass?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Maybe this question is too broad, but here goes: What is so difficult about saying/learning the EF? My pastor recently mentioned that he simply does not have time to learn the EF well enough to say it himself (he … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Proposals to priests to “enrich” the Novus Ordo from Tradition

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’ve recently come across an article on NLM titled “A Primer for aTradition-Minded Celebration of the OF Mass.” As you can assume, this article has suggestions for celebrating the OF Mass traditionally. My question is this: which of … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 15th Sunday after Pentecost: We will come home to a safe landfall!

This Sunday’s Collect for Holy Mass in the Traditional Roman Rite survived the long knives of the Consilium to live on the in the Novus Ordo editions of the Missale Romanum on Monday of the 3rd Week of Lent.  Figure that … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 24th Ordinary Sunday: “Do our prayers make a difference?”

The Collect for the 24th Ordinary Sunday was not in pre-Conciliar editions of the Roman Missal but it has an antecedent in the ancient Veronese Sacramentary among the prayers used during September. Respice nos, rerum omnium Deus creator et rector, … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 4-5: Beautiful Masses

On Friday evening at Santa Maria sopra Minerva there was a beautiful Mass for which the ministers were of the Institute of Christ the King. There were a great many of the faithful present, including clerics… yes… they belong to the … Continue reading

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What Did Council Fathers REALLY Say About LATIN?

Dr. Peter Kwasniewski wrote to me the other day to alert me to his post at NLM about the Second Vatican Council and the Latin language.  It is MUST READ reading.  HERE A taste to get you in… The documents … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Resources to explain Collects in parish bulletin.

From a deacon: Let me begin by thanking you for your vocation and ministry. You have been a tremendous resource over these past few years, especially as I was in formation. The main reason I am emailing your today in light of a … Continue reading

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“A Jesuit commenting on liturgy is like…”

At Fishwrap (aka National Sodomitic Reporter) contributors are wetting themselves – and each other – over the Motu Proprio Magnum principium, by which Pope Francis took part of the role in working up liturgical translations, etc., away from the Congregation for Divine Worship and … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: To make or not to make responses in the Traditional Latin Mass?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Question: I have heard it said that during the Latin Rite Mass [Be careful with your terms.  “Latin Rite Mass” also means Novus Ordo.] the laity should NOT be heard in their responses. I really have no … Continue reading

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12 Sept 1683: The Battle of Vienna and the Holy Name of Mary

The Holy Roman Empire and the Ottoman Empire were at war.  Vienna had been under siege for months.  On 11 September a coalition of Christian forces, a Holy League blessed by Bl. Pope Innocent XI, arrived with Jan III Sobieski, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 14th Sunday after Pentecost: giving the finger after translation law changes

Some people are freaking out a little in the wake of the news that the Holy Father decided to restrict the role of the Congregation for Divine Worship in the preparation of liturgical translations.  Now the bishops conferences will be pretty much … Continue reading

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#WDTPRS – 23rd Ordinary Sunday: Who we are and what we are to do.

The Collect for the 23rd Ordinary Sunday – this Sunday – was not in any pre-Conciliar edition of the Roman Missal, but it was in the 8th century Gelasian Sacramentary in a section for evening prayers during Paschaltide.  You have … Continue reading

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New Apostolic Letter Motu Proprio changes law about preparation, approval of liturgical translations

Today a new Apostolic Letter Motu Proprio was issued under the Latin title “Magnum principium”.   In various languages HERE (including the Latin text). There’s a lot to say.  I can’t now be exhaustive. Also, I want to read slowly the … Continue reading

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Speaking of storms on the horizon: Motu Proprio on approval of liturgical translations

My spies tell me that something is up in Rome and that, tomorrow, we may see some … sub-optimal news in the the form of a document. Pray that this is wrong. ___ UPDATE: I’m starting to get calls about this. … Continue reading

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