Category Archives: Liturgy Science Theatre 3000

Especially for discussion of liturgical abuses and wacky ideas

LENTCAzT 2017 28 – Tuesday of the 4th Week of Lent: The worst wound of all

Today is Tuesday of the 4th Week of Lent.  The Roman Station is San Lorenzo in Damaso. GO TO CONFESSION!

Today we hear something from Fulton Sheen’s Calvary and the Mass, in the chapter about the Confiteor. US HERE – … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest doesn’t purify vessels, leaves them overnight

From a reader… I am a university student who attends daily mass at the college parish. Every day, the priest does not purify the vessels, leaving them with the Sacred Species out for sometimes hours or all night after mass. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Hosts brought to altar at Communion, not before consecration

From a reader… Today at mass, after the priest had completed the Eucharistic Prayer, and we had moved past the Agnus Dei, one of the EMHCs noticed that the Chalices and Ciboriums with unconsecrated hosts (those meant for distribution to … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 27 – Monday of the 4th Week of Lent: Are you really sorry?

Today is Monday of the 4th Week of Lent.  The Roman Station is the fascinating Santi Quattro Coronati. GO TO CONFESSION!

Today we get a hard message from a wise old abbot. Some of the music used in some … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes and a ‘Laetare’ Sunday ROSE POLL

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard at the Mass to fulfill your Sunday obligation?  Let us know. For my part, for the TLM this morning, I spoke of the flow of Lent, from Pre-Lent to the Vigil … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 26 – 4th Sunday of Lent – Laetare: The finger that taught the world

Today is the Fourth Sunday of Lent, called Laetare Sunday from the first word of the first chant of the Mass.  The Roman Station is Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, where the relics of the Passsion are preserved. GO TO CONFESSION!

Some … Continue reading

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25 March – Feast of the Good Thief: St. Dismas

Today is Lady Day, the Feast of the Annunciation, the instant of the Incarnation. However, 25 March is also the Feast of the Good Thief, St. Dismas! Luke 23:39-43: And one of those robbers who were hanged, [Gesmas] blasphemed him, saying: … Continue reading

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FOLLOW UP: Requests for GREGORIAN MASSES and priests who can say them

UPDATE 25 March: I’ve had a few email requests, so I will repost in case there are priests who can accept a Gregorian Mass stipend. Please take careful note of what I describe, below. ___ Original Published on: Dec 14, … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 25 – Saturday of the 3rd Week of Lent: Left Hand… Right Hand

Today is Saturday in the 3rd Week of Lent.  It is Lady Day, but these podcasts are about Lent, so let’s stick to Lent.  The Roman Station is Santa Susanna (under renovation, so it is celebrated this year at Santa Maria … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Lady Day: The very Feast of the Incarnation

This is the very Feast of the Incarnation. Today we celebrate that moment when our Lord elevated our humanity by taking our human nature into an indestructible bond with His Divinity. In the Incarnation God opened for us the path … Continue reading

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Great news for Sacred Music promoters everywhere!

Firstly, did you know that the man who made the magnificent Garand rifle – which helped to win freedom for millions – was named John Cantius Garand? Speaking of John Cantius, I received a note from St. John Cantius in … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Laetare – 4th Sunday of Lent (2002MR): “with prompt devotion and eager faith”

The nickname Laetare originated from the first word of the Introit chant for Sunday’s Mass, “Rejoice!” On Laetare Sunday there is a slight relaxation of Lent’s penitential spirit, because we have a glimpse of the joy that is coming at Easter, … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 24 – Friday of the 3rd Week of Lent: “I confess to Almighty God…”

Today is Friday in the 3rd Week of Lent.  The Roman Station is San Lorenzo in Lucina. GO TO CONFESSION!

Today we hear from Ven. Fulton Sheen.  Wanna hear? US HERE – UK HERE These daily 5 minute podcasts for Lent are … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Telling a lie during confession

I have had a couple questions along these lines, so I present something I have written before.  (I have answer a lot of questions here, after all.) From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is it a mortal sin if one accidentally lies in … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 23 – Thursday of the 3rd Week of Lent: Self-knowledge

Today is Thursday in the 3rd Week of Lent.  The Roman Station is Sts. Cosmas and Damian at the Roman Forum. GO TO CONFESSION!

Today we hear from Dietrich von Hildebrand’s Transformation in Christ:  US HERE – UK HERE These daily 5 minute … Continue reading

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