Category Archives: Liturgy Science Theatre 3000

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Reader Feedback: PODCAzT resulted in new musical composition

This is very cool feedback. From a reader… Dear Father, I would like to thank you for your post “Digging into Vox Clara”  [One of my old PODCAzTs – 077 08-12-16 – An Advent hymn dissected “Vox clara”, with digressions] from … Continue reading

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Catholic Herald: Is there really an Old Mass revival?

From the UK’s best Catholic weekly the Catholic Herald, print edition (subscribe HERE).  My emphases and comments. Is there really an Old Mass revival? Ten years ago Benedict XVI lifted restrictions on the Old Rite. So what had changed in Britain, … Continue reading

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Friday in the Octave of Pentecost: walking away from the pain

The Gospel in today’s Mass in the Extraordinary Form, by which we celebrate the Octave of Pentecost, relates how the Lord healed the paralytic in Luke 5: 17-26: At that time, it came to pass on one of the days, … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick in Minneapolis

From a reader comes this news… Father, Here are a few photos from last nights beautiful Confirmation and Mass in our Archdiocese. Last night it was very encouraging to see so much effort put forward by so many for the … Continue reading

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Card. Sarah’s stellar talk on urgent needs for our sacred liturgical worship

Robert Card. Sarah is quite simply terrific and profound. He opened a conference on Sacred Liturgy in Milan with clear, simple, deep, and urgent remarks about what is needed in our liturgical worship today. Read Card. Sarah’s great book The … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can demons enter a church during the Traditional Latin Mass?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: When I first read your post on how the laity’s deportment affects the priest’s soul, [HERE] I thought you were saying you’d been physically struck by the devil during Mass. When I went back to ascertain … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Pentecost Monday: Lord and Liberator, Counselor and Comforter

Today is Pentecost Monday during the Octave of Pentecost.  It is also called Whit Monday. Whitsunday is Pentecost, from Old English hwita sunnandæg, “white Sunday”, perhaps a reference to the white garments of the newly baptized or even for the … Continue reading

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A Pentecost Monday lesson: “And Paul VI wept.”

Years ago I told this Pentecost Monday tale and it has made the rounds.  It has made the rounds everywhere, but I am the origin of the anecdote, which I published years ago in the pages of The Wanderer and also … Continue reading

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The effect of lay participation on the souls of priests

Today during Mass I was struck hard with something, which reinforced an observation I read recently in an email.  In effect, the priestly writer said that priests, who are under constant and insidious attacks by the Devil, are therefore also constantly at … Continue reading

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REVIEW: A beautiful Catholic ABC Book for children

This morning after Holy Mass I was given a wonderful book.  It’s a children’s book, but no matter: it’s a delightful reprint of an old ABC or Alphabet Book. It doesn’t get more Catholic than this!  This would be a … Continue reading

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OLDIE PODCAzT 87 (2009): The Pentecost Sequence dissected – Veni Sancte Spiritus

Here is an oldie PODCAzT made back in 2009.  Tempus fugit. ___ I started this one thinking that I could make a fast audio project and then move on.  Ha! In this PODCAzT I dissect the Pentecost Sequence, Veni Sancte … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Pentecost (2002MR): Salvation selvage

This magnificent Sunday (which in the Roman Rite’s Extraordinary Form retains its Octave along with the special Communicantes and Hanc igitur) has in the Ordinary Form a Collect rooted in the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary. Deus, qui sacramento festivitatis hodiernae universam … Continue reading

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Pontifical Mass at the Throne in Madison – PHOTOS

Last night, 31 May, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison and Extraordinary Ordinary, celebrated a Pontifical Mass at the Throne at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Monona for the Feast of the Queenship of Mary.  The … Continue reading

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“Great as no goddess’s Was deemèd, dreamèd”

Today is, in the older Roman calendar, the Feast of the Queenship of Mary.  In the Novus Ordo calendar, this Feast was transferred to mere Memorial status on 22 August.  In the Novus Ordo calendar, 31 May is the Feast … Continue reading

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Archd. Denver restores order of the Sacraments of Initiation

This comes from the National Catholic Register. Archbp. Samuel Aquila of Denver has decided to make some changes. Making Benedict XVI’s Dream Come True in Denver On Pentecost Sunday, Archbishop Samuel Aquila made history in the U.S. by announcing that … Continue reading

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