Category Archives: Liturgy Science Theatre 3000

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28 Dec – Childermas – The Holy Innocents: “They were the Church’s first blossoms”

Today is Childermas, the Feast of the Holy Innocents. Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child, By by, lully lullay, thou little tiny child, By by, lully lullay. O sisters too, How may we do For to preserve this day This … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What’s up with the ‘penitential wand’ and indulgences?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I recently read about the indulgences formerly attached to being touched by the ‘penitential wand’ in Rome in the Raccolta. I’ve been trying to find more information about this practice online, all to no avail. I … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is ‘Alma Redemptoris Mater’ wrong?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: In general it seems that we only ask God to have mercy on us. This is most clear in litanies of the saints, where the response for a saint is ‘pray for us’, but the response … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 29: “We have beheld his glory…”

Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 29, for the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord. These 5 minute offerings began in Advent to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord, are … Continue reading

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OLDIE: Fanon Alert! Benedict XVI and Christmas Mass

From 24 December 2012, of happy memory…. His Holiness has his fanon again for the First Mass of Christmas. Nice to see. More on the fanon, hated by liberals and the ungodly, HERE.

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WDTPRS – 24 December – Novus Ordo: The consolations of Thy Coming

The Collect for today’s Mass in the Novus Ordo, the last of Advent, stares at the very threshold of the humble place where the Lord was born. COLLECT (2002MR): Festina, quaesumus, ne tardaveris, Domine Iesu, ut adventus tui consolationibus subleventur, qui … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 28: He is still being born in other Bethlehems of the world

Here is ADVENTCAzT 28, for Saturday, Christmas Eve Day. What Christ did in His own human nature in Galilee, He is doing today. These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 26: Virgins

Here is ADVENTCAzT 26, for Thursday of the 4th Week of Advent. Virgins. These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord, are a token of gratitude for … Continue reading

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Brick By Brick in Duluth: TLM instituted in a parish

For your Brick By Brick file, from the Duluth Tribune: Kenwood neighborhood Catholic parish brings back the Latin Mass The people at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church are worshipping like it’s 1962. [A little Minnesota Prince reference.] Not all of the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can religious priests omit wearing an alb for Mass?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is a priest required to wear an alb when saying Mass? I’ve seen on two separate occasions where Franciscan priests would just wear the chasuble and stole over their habit without putting on an alb. While I was interred … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Blessing wine on St. John’s Day… or “another beverage”?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: You usually give your readership an annual reminder for the blessing of wine on St. John’s Day. The Rituale says “Benedicere… hunc calicem vini et CUJUSLIBET POTUS”- so presumably any hard beverage could be blessed with … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 25: O Oriens

Here is ADVENTCAzT 25, for Wednesday of the 4th Week of Advent. Some wisdom from Dietrich von Hildebrand. These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord, … Continue reading

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TURN TOWARDS THE LORD AGAIN! Shrine of O.L. of Guadalupe

I am delighted to post that henceforth all Masses celebrated at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe near La Crosse, WI will be celebrated ad orientem. HERE […] In his homilies for both the Third Sunday of Advent and the … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 24: Stupid egotists

Here is ADVENTCAzT 24, for Tuesday of the 4th Week of Advent. What might be the benefit of lots of education? Fulton Sheen explains the situation. These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 4th Sunday of Advent (TLM): Mass is a glimpse of heaven

We are drawing close, though because Christmas falls on Sunday we still have a week to go. COLLECT (1962MR): Excita, quaesumus, Domine, potentiam tuam, et veni: et magna nobis virtute succurre; ut, per auxilium gratiae tuae, quod nostra peccata praepediunt, … Continue reading

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