Category Archives: Liturgy Science Theatre 3000

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Good Friday Reminder: Fasting, Abstaining, and You

Tomorrow is Good Friday. Let’s review our obligations before the day arrives so that we aren’t taken by surprise. Two days of the year we modern Latin Church Catholics are asked both to fast and to abstain from meat. According to the … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 44 – Holy Thursday: The great ministry of great mystery

Today is Holy Thursday of Holy Week.  Today we celebrated how Our Lord established the Sacrament of the Eucharist and, inseparably from the Eucharist, the Sacrament of Holy Orders and the Holy Priesthood. The Roman Station is St. John Lateran. Examine … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 43 – Spy Wednesday of Holy Week: Final observation before Triduum

Today is Spy Wednesday of Holy Week. The Roman Station is St. Mary Major. Examine your consciences, please, and…. GO TO CONFESSION!

Today you will hear something from Lent at Ephesus by the wonderful Benedictines of Mary, Queen of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: In confession, must we say which sins are mortal, which venial?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I know, to make a good confession, we need to confess mortal sins and the number of times we committed the sins. But I am often confused about whether a sin I committed is mortal or … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 42 – Tuesday of Holy Week: The crucifix is my autobiography

Today is Tuesday of Holy Week We are in Holy Week The Roman Station is Santa Prisca. Examine your consciences, please, and…. GO TO CONFESSION!

Today you will hear something from Lent at Ephesus by the wonderful Benedictines of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Palm Sunday singing of Passion was long!

From a  reader… I attend the extraordinary form of the Mass every 6-8 weeks. I’d attend more frequently, but my wife isn’t there yet. So I have a general appreciation for the usus antiquior. That being said, at the Palm … Continue reading

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Your Palm Sunday Sermon Notes (some photos)

I suppose that in some places it might not have been possible to preach for any length because of the extent of the rites. However, I also suppose that in some places Father (or His Excellency, His Grace, His Lordship, … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 40 – Palm Sunday – Holy Week: The Golden Gateway

Today is Palm Sunday. Holy Week begins. The Roman Station is St. John Lateran. Examine your consciences, please, and…. GO TO CONFESSION!

You’ll here something from one of the best chant discs I’ve ever heard, a little hard to … Continue reading

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VIDEO: FSSP – Requiem recording project

For your Just Too Cool file. And now … available for PRE-ORDER at a reduced price.  Release date: 12 May 2017 US HERE – UK HERE

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ASK FATHER: Deacon told by priest to let a layman take his role

From a deacon Could you please address the all too common occurrence where Deacons are asked (or told by the priest) to relinquish their liturgical role to a lay person? Case in point: I was told to allow the music … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 39 – Saturday – 5th Week of Lent, Passiontide: Compromise with the world?

Today is Saturday in the 5th Week of Lent. It’s Passiontide.  The Roman Station is St. John at the Latin Gate. We are getting close. Holy Week begins tomorrow. GO TO CONFESSION!

Check out the fantastic disc from St. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest combines Gospel and Sermon.

From a reader… At mass on Sunday, after the congregation stood for the Gospel, the pastor asked us all to sit because he was going to combine his sermon with the Gospel. The best way to describe it is to … Continue reading

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STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Audio from Fr. Z

Since it is a Friday, the last of Lent, and also a 1st Friday, do please pray the Act of Reparation. Here also are my audio projects of the Way of the Cross. What we need right now is PRAYER, especially at … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 38 – Friday – 5th Week of Lent, Passiontide: Our Lady of Sorrows

Today is Friday in the 5th Week of Lent. It’s Passiontide.  The Roman Station is Santo Stefano Rotondo. We are getting close. GO TO CONFESSION!

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ACTION ITEM! “Church Madness” Championship 2017 – FINAL!

Your attention is urgently needed. Last year, St. John Cantius in Chicago ascended the brackets to be Numero Uno in the Church Madness tourney. This year we see that the last surviving churches are the Institute of Christ the King’s … Continue reading

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