Category Archives: Liturgy Science Theatre 3000

Especially for discussion of liturgical abuses and wacky ideas

Wherein Fr. Z rants: Our worship, therefore our identity, needs orthotics.

I receive this from a reader…  I thought you might be interested in this; it at least is new to me. In Waterbury, Connecticut this morning, I came across this version of “Now Thank We All Our God” in WLP’s … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 23rd Sunday after Pentecost: SNIP!

In the pre-Conciliar Missale Romanum this Sunday’s Collect prayer in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite was in the ancient Veronese Sacramentary in the month of September, a fast time. It was a bit different: Absolue, domine, quaesumus, tuorum delicta populorum, et quod mortalitatis contrahit … Continue reading

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Contentions between liturgists and musicians: What to do?

It is too bad that, thanks to our fallen nature and the prodding of the Enemy of the soul, we have conflicts in the Church.  You will, however, note right back at me that we have had arguments since before … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time: “E ‘n la sua volontade…”

Let’s look at upcoming Sunday’s Collect, for the 30th Ordinary Sunday according to the Novus Ordo.  This is a prayer having a precedent in the 1962MR as the Collect for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost. It was also in the Veronese … Continue reading

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Bp. Morlino on marriage, sex craziness, the election, and “eschatological awareness”

His Excellency Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison and Extraordinary Ordinary, has a column in the recent number of the diocesan newspaper which connect three topics that you might not be immediately inclined to connect. Eschatology (theology of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why are good priests so afraid of “stirring the pot”?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: This past weekend my family and I attended Mass at a neighboring parish, which had for many years been considered very liberal. We were informed that a new pastor had been appointed in the course of the last year … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Man regularly takes Hosts home from Mass

From a reader… Last week I saw one of our parishioners take the host back to his pew. I mentioned this to the visiting priest after Mass and he said to talk directly to the person involved — but he’d left before … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 22nd Sunday after Pentecost: The Battle For The Mass

This week’s Collect is an ancient prayer, found in the 9th century Liber sacramentorum Augustodunensis (Augustodunum is the ancient Roman name for Autun, France) on the 25th Sunday after the Octave of Pentecost.  It was also in what is coming … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 29th Ordinary Sunday: “bear with me” – Pregnancy and Glory

I am on a pilgrimage in Italy now with a pro-life group.  I’ve heard stories that have made male members of the group tear up and stop talking.  Between great churches and restaurants and museums, the pilgrims have also visited … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 28th Ordinary Sunday: “God crowns His own merits in us”

The elegant Collect for the 28th Ordinary Sunday has been used for centuries on the 16th Sunday after Pentecost according to the traditional Roman calendar.  This is a lovely prayer to sing. Tua nos, quaesumus, Domine, gratia semper et praeveniat … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 21st Sunday after Pentecost: We are grown up! We don’t have to kneel!

Let’s have a look at the Collect for the upcoming Sunday in the TLM – 1962 Missale Romanum. This Collect has been in use at least since the time of the Liber Sacramentorum Gellonensis, which is a variation of the … Continue reading

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Card. Sarah: Reform the liturgy! “The future of the Church is at stake”

At Sandro Magister’s place there are some English translations of selected paragraphs – fantastic paragraphs – from Robert Card. Sarah’s new book, with Nicholas Diat, out only in French for the moment, La force du silence. Contre la dictature du bruit (Fayard, Paris, … Continue reading

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The Battle of Lepanto (1571) and the Feast of the Holy Rosary

The Battle of Lepanto on 7 October 1571 was the largest naval engagement until Jutland in 1916. 40,000 dead in 4 hours.  There are many famous battles, but most of them come no where near the significance of Lepanto for … Continue reading

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1962: Of Manners in Church, of the Vernacular, and of Vocations

One of you readers sent me a link to a video from 1962, made in Ireland, about the changes in the Ritual for administration of sacraments, especially of Marriage and Baptism.   They talk about the New Ritual, the introduction of … Continue reading

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Chatter v. Silence

What is it like in your parish church before and after Mass?  Is it still, recollected, decorous?  It is agitated, busy, undignified?  Is it silent?  Is it noisy? Can we separate our identity as Catholics from our decorum in our churches? … Continue reading

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