Category Archives: Liturgy Science Theatre 3000

Especially for discussion of liturgical abuses and wacky ideas

CHRISTMASCAzT 27: The world’s first Christmas hymn

In gratitude to my donors and benefactors, during Advent posted 5 minute daily podcasts to help you prepare for the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord. And so, here is CHRISTMASCAzT 27, for Christmas Day.  Have some Mystic Monk Coffee and … Continue reading

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What was the Star of Bethlehem?

I want to remind the readership of a cool DVD (sent to me last year by a reader) and website wherein a good argument is made about the Star of Bethlehem. What was the Star of Bethlehem, anyway? Surely it … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 26: Come, Lord Jesus come!

In gratitude to my donors and benefactors, during Advent I have posted 5 minute daily podcasts to help you prepare for tomrrow’s feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord. And so, here is ADVENTCAzT 26, for Christmas Eve … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick – Houseling cloths installed!

Do you recall that I asked for help to determine a good way to attach houseling cloths on a Communion rail?  HERE  Many of you came through. By the way “housel” is a Middle and Old English word for “Eucharist”. … Continue reading

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Card. Sarah, Bps. Slattery, Conley, Morlino on “ad orientem” worship

I hold with Klaus Gamber and others that the turning around of Mass, to celebrate versus populum was the single most damaging thing to our Catholic identity.  I hold with Joseph Ratzinger and others that we need to return to ad orientem worship. … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 25: It is the day before the Holy Night

In gratitude to my donors and benefactors, during Advent I’m posting 5 minute daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord. And so, here is ADVENTCAzT 25, for Wednesday … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 24: The Christmas icon of the Eastern Orthodox

In gratitude to my donors and benefactors, during Advent I’m posting 5 minute daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord. And so, here is ADVENTCAzT 24, for Tuesday … Continue reading

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Altar girls and liturgy dominated by women: bad ideas

I’m Fr. Z.. and I endorse this essay by Rachel Lu at Crisis! My emphases and comments: In 1994, the Congregation for Divine Worship issued a letter officially specifying that it is licit for females to serve the altar in … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 23: People are losing the power to enjoy Christmas…

In gratitude to my donors and benefactors, during Advent I’m posting 5 minute daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord. And so, here is ADVENTCAzT 23, for Monday … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 22: Fear of God

In gratitude to my donors and benefactors, during Advent I’m posting 5 minute daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord. And so, here is ADVENTCAzT 22, for the … Continue reading

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