Category Archives: Liturgy Science Theatre 3000

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VIDEO 1950 – Pontifical Mass in Westminster Cathedral

A reader sent me a link to some 1950 Pathé film of a Pontifical Mass in Westminster Cathedral, London.
Check out the TWO cappa recessional at about 5:15.
It skips around a lot and there are patches with no audio, but you get … Continue reading

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Cong. for Worship considers (’bout time) more dignified “Sign of Peace”. POLL

I have posted polls about your feelings about the “Sign of Peace” during the Novus Ordo.
I saw this today at CNA:
Vatican announces desire for more restrained sign of peace at Mass
Vatican City, Jul 31, 2014 / 05:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- … Continue reading

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Card. Pell: Holder of Vatican purse strings, celebrant of Traditional Roman Rite

Sandro Magister at Settimo Cielo has a piece about the ever more influential Card. Pell, who has control of Vatican purse strings.
Magister’s piece, in Italian, opens with a mention of the upcoming Coetus Internationalis Summorum Pontificum 23-25 October. I am … Continue reading

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His Hermeneuticalness, priest and hacker

I saw at the blog of my friend, (still) the P.P. of Blackfen, His Hermeneuticalness himself, Fr. Finigan, that he has hacked his Kindle.
Don’t have a Kindle yet.  What on earth are you waiting for?  USA HERE (for one type, … Continue reading

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St. John XXIII doesn’t like it when you clap in church. So STOP it! (VIDEO)

Joseph Card. Ratzinger – now Benedict XVI – wrote in his Spirit of the Liturgy:
“Wherever applause breaks out in the liturgy because of some human achievement, it is a sure sign that the essence of liturgy has totally disappeared and been replaced … Continue reading

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“Annulments” and a distinction: juridical and/or sacramental

Ed Peters, distinguished canonist, has come out of hibernation to post this helpful distinction. See his outstanding blog In The Light Of The Law, where there is no open combox.  Check with him often.
My emphases.
Confusing validity and sacramentality in marriage
by … Continue reading

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Ex ore infantium… perfecisti laudem!

An alert reader sent this tweet:

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When the priest confessor doesn’t use the proper Form of Absolution. Wherein Fr. Z advises.

Everyone should go to confession regularly.
That said, sometimes it can happen that you will have a less than edifying experience of the priest confessor.  Do not fret!
This even happened to me, recently.  While out on the road, I stopped at … Continue reading

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Bp. Matano (D. Rochester) ends decades illicit practice of “lay preaching”

For your Brick by Brick file.
From the Democrat and Chronicle:
Catholic diocese upends custom on homilies
For the better part of 40 years in churches across the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, clergy ceded the floor to laypeople for the delivery of … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 16th Ordinary Sunday: The Enemy is seeking you!

The Collect for the 16th Ordinary Sunday, not in any pre-Conciliar Missale Romanum, has its antecedent in a 9th century manuscript.  Enjoy the fine clausula (rhythmic ending).
We have been cheated of the beauty of our Catholic worship in Latin, which … Continue reading

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