Category Archives: Liturgy Science Theatre 3000

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3rd Glorious Mystery: Descent of the Holy Spirit

Some years ago I posted my Patristic Rosary Project.  Here is an oldie offering from that project on the…
3rd Glorious Mystery: Descent of the Holy Spirit
Pentecost is the birthday of the Church, when the Holy Spirit breathes His own life into … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: The timing of announcments in the Novus Ordo

From a reader…
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Our Pastor has recently decided not to make announcements after the final blessing because, he says, it isn’t part of the liturgy. I say that after the final blessing, the Liturgy is finished and can say what ever … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: The proper way for women to wear a chapel veil?

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I have noticed at the Traditional Latin Mass I attend that the women cover their heads with their veils once their sit down in their pews. [?!?] I was told by a friend that the norm years ago was … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Latin deacons in Eastern Divine Liturgy

From a reader…
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When Latin priests concelebrate at a Divine Liturgy, they are are to wear Latin Vestments (cf. Instruction for Applying The Liturgical Prescriptions of the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches, #68).
The Deacon in the Divine Liturgy uses his Orarion … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: To whom does Seal of Confession apply?

From a reader…
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Does the seal of confession bind the penitent in any way?
Background: Talking with a friend awhile ago I mentioned something I was told in confession. My friend said he was very uncomfortable with this – implying that I was breaking … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Marrying first civilly, later sacramentally

From a reader…
I have been married for a few years. When I came to the States a few years ago as an immigrant, I entered on a fiancé visa, and could not work until I was married and obtained a Green Card. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is baptism by fake women ‘priests’ valid?

From a reader…
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While discussing the ecclesial status of someone baptized by an SSPX priest (is the newly baptized person Catholic?), I had a troubling thought: what about someone who is baptized by a Catholic woman who has pretended to be ordained as a … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z rants and cracks the whip

I received word a few weeks ago about a move that was to be made in the Diocese of St. Petersburg in Florida, by the local bishop, to reduce the celebration of Holy Mass using the 1962 Missale Romanum.
Now I see … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: After the final blessing, Father says….

From a reader…
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After the Final Blessing (and normally some announcements), our Pastor says ” Remember God loves you and so do I.”
Many in the Parish have begun to reply ” We love you too Father”.
I have been told by some in … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Ascension – Our humanity, “raised beyond the heights of archangels”

On my planet, this coming Sunday is the 7th Sunday after Easter, Ascension Thursday having fallen on Thursday.
In most places Ascension Thursday has been transferred to Sunday, but not with malice.  I’m sure the notion the bishops had was to … Continue reading

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