Category Archives: Liturgy Science Theatre 3000

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WDTPRS: Palm Sunday – The Transforming Example

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week.  The Sacred Triduum (triduum from tres dies – “three day space”) were once days of obligation when people were freed from servile work so that they could attend the liturgies, once celebrated … Continue reading

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CORRECTED LENTCAzT 40 – Palm Sunday, Holy Week: sacramental reality is NOT less real than sensible reality

UPDATE:  By mistake I linked yesterday’s offering.  It has been corrected.  Sorry about that! ___ It is Palm Sunday. Holy Week begins. These 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a daily boost in your discipline during this holy … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 39 – Saturday in the 5th Week of Lent, Passiontide: No struggle, no crown

It is Saturday in the 5th Week of Lent, Passiontide. We are getting close. These 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a daily boost in your discipline during this holy season, Lent.

 http://www.wdtprs.com/lentcazt16/39_lentcazt16.mp3 I provide these podcasts again this year … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Color of veil on Cross for Good Friday

From a reader… What color veil is the Cross covered with on Good Friday for the Adoration of the Holy Cross? Rather, is there any place in or outside the Missale Romanum that would indicate any color other than violet? … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Do I fulfill Mass obligation if I take screaming child out for a long time?

From a reader… Father, my youngest son, who is less than a year old, is frequently unruly at Mass and throws very loud and lengthy tantrums, often over small things. I (or my wife) sometimes have to stay outside for very long periods … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why no confessions on Good Friday or Holy Saturday?

From a reader… I would like to know why many parishes do not offer the Sacrament of Penance on Holy Saturday? There’s only 1 parish in my area that hears confessions on Holy Saturday and I often wonder is there … Continue reading

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

It is Friday in the 5th Week of Lent, Passiontide. We are getting close. It is also the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. These 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a daily boost in your discipline during … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 37 – Thursday in the 5th Week of Lent, Passiontide: Exchange

It is Thursday in the 5th Week of Lent, Passiontide. We are getting close. These 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a daily boost in your discipline during this holy season, Lent.

 http://www.wdtprs.com/lentcazt16/37_lentcazt16.mp3 I provide these podcasts again this year … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: A Host was dropped, the minister did nothing, and neither did I!

From a reader… I recently started reading your inspiring blog and would like to pose a question regarding what is the appropriate response to a liturgical abuse during Holy Communion. I have been plagued with guilt since the incident. Last December, I attended … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest asks for name during confession

From a reader… What should I say when a priest, while in the confessional, wants to know my name? Or a priest that holds the belief that by knowing me personally he, by hearing my confession, will help me be … Continue reading

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