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ASK FATHER: When the ‘sign of peace’ is forced on you

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My husband and I were at a local novus ordo this past Sunday because of weather and illness we were not able to travel to our regular EF Mass.
During the sign of peace we keep our hands folded … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Do I sin if I don’t stand while the tabernacle is open?

From a reader:
Today at mass, our priest told the congregation that the archbishop wanted to emphasize that the people should remain standing after communion until the tabernacle is closed. This is to emphasize the unity of the people. If I … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time – “kissing the porch”

For this Ordinary Form calendar Sunday, we have reached the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time.  In the Extraordinary Form this Sunday is the purple-draped, pre-Lent Quinquagesima Sunday.  In the Ordinary Form we have a Collect based on a prayer in … Continue reading

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“The liturgy is a permanent workshop.”

At the blog Musings of a Pertinacious Papist, there is a post you must see and remember.  I’ll post the whole thing here, simply because I want many people to see it and because I also want to archive it … Continue reading

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Quinquagesima Sunday: PREPARE FOR BATTLE!

In our traditional Roman calendar this coming Sunday is Quinquagesima, Latin for the symbolic “Fiftieth” day before Easter.
This the final pre-Lenten Sunday before for the annual discipline of Lent begins.
The prayers and readings for the pre-Lenten Sundays were compiled by St. … Continue reading

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The Last Altar Boy

The often amusing Eye of the Tiber has this:
The last male altar server in the United States has officially called it quits, the boy’s family is reporting this morning.
The 3-year altar server veteran, who remained at his post as cross bearer despite pressure from the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 5th Ordinary Sunday – A clear and certain trumpet to lead us

This Sunday’s Collect is in the pre-Conciliar Missal for the 5th Sunday after Epiphany.   Our prayer presents imagery of a family and, on the other hand, a group of dutiful soldiers.
Familiam tuam, quaesumus, Domine,
continua pietate custodi,
ut, quae in sola spe … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Sexagesima Sunday: “that we may be fortified against every adverse thing”

In the traditional Roman calendar this Sunday is called Sexagesima, Latin for the “Sixtieth” day before Easter.  This number is more symbolic than arithmetical. Last week was the first of these pre-Lenten Sundays, Septuagesima or “Seventieth.
The pre-Lenten Sundays prepare us … Continue reading

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Card. Burke: “Liturgy is absolutely the first act of the New Evangelization.”

At The Wanderer there is part 1 of a new interview with His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke.
See if this isn’t exactly what I have been talking about for… how long now?
“The Sacred Liturgy is absolutely the first act of the New Evangelization. Unless … Continue reading

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FSSP Training Workshop for Priests 18-22 May

Fr. Lee of the FSSP has sent me information about their spring training workshops for priests to learn the TLM (Extraordinary Form, Usus Antiquior, etc… call it what you want… JUST LEARN IT).
18-22 May in Denton, NE.
$400
Click HERE
We need the … Continue reading

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