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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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WDTPRS 3rd Sunday of Lent (1962MR): “When the priest’s hand extends over you, you are sheltered from the attacks of Hell.”

In ancient Rome on this 3rd Sunday, catechumens who desired to enter Holy Church and be baptized at Easter would be lead in a great procession to the Basilica of St. Lawrence “outside-the-walls” where they had been on Septuagesima Sunday.  … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 3rd Sunday of Lent (2002MR): “Do you wish your prayer to fly toward God?”

Roman Station: St. Lawrence outside the walls An examination of our conscience is a humbling experience.  When we look to see who really are inside, we can have different reactions.  Sometimes we find things which frighten and discourage us.  If … Continue reading

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Tinkeritis: Screwing around with, screwing up, liturgical translations

You may have heard that there is an initiative underway to “review” or “study” vernacular translations of the texts of Mass and the norms according to which they are to be prepared as given in Liturgiam authenticam.   This would be … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 2nd Sunday of Lent: purify your “spiritual view”

Here is the Collect of the 2nd Sunday of Lent, a new composition for the Novus Ordo based on a precedent in the Liber Mozarabicus Sacramentorum: Deus, qui nobis dilectum Filium tuum audire praecepisti, verbo tuo interius nos pascere digneris, ut, spiritali … Continue reading

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WDTRPS – Quinquagesima Sunday: PREPARE FOR BATTLE!

In our traditional Roman calendar tomorrow, Sunday, is Quinquagesima, Latin for the symbolic “Fiftieth” day before Easter.  Today is one of the pre-Lenten Sundays which prepare us for the discipline of Lent. The priest’s vestments are purple. No Alleluia. The … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Sexagesima Sunday: “that we may be fortified against every adverse thing”

In the traditional Roman calendar, last week was the first of the pre-Lenten Sundays, Septuagesima or “Seventieth” before Easter. This Sunday is called Sexagesima, “Sixtieth”.  This number is more symbolic than arithmetical. For a fuller explanation, HERE. The Fore-Lent or Pre-Lent … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 7th Ordinary Sunday: Spiritual, rational things pleasing to God

Let us look at the Collect for the upcoming 7th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Novus Ordo. Praesta, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus, ut, semper rationabilia meditantes, quae tibi sunt placita, et dictis exsequamur et factis. Note the spiffy separation of et dictis…et … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Septuagesima Sunday: “What am I getting myself into?!?”

In the traditional Roman calendar this Sunday is called Septuagesima, Latin for the “Seventieth” day before Easter.  Already!  It is quite early this year. The Roman Station today is St. Lawrence outside the walls. This number, 70, is more symbolic than … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time: “kissing the porch”

For this Ordinary Form calendar Sunday, we have reached the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time.  In the Extraordinary Form this Sunday is the purple-draped, pre-Lent Septuagesima Sunday (Alleluia Buh-bye!). In the Ordinary Form we have a Collect based on a … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 5th Sunday after Epiphany: Martial family or familial military?

This Sunday we have what often winds up as a “left over”, or a “remaining” or even a “Where the heck is this Sunday in my Missal?!?” Sunday.  Because the vagueries of your planets Moon, this year we get quite … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 5th Ordinary Sunday: A clear and certain trumpet

This Sunday’s Collect is in the pre-Conciliar Missal for the 5th Sunday after Epiphany.   Our prayer presents imagery of a family and, on the other hand, a group of dutiful soldiers. Familiam tuam, quaesumus, Domine, continua pietate custodi, ut, quae … Continue reading

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A trip down memory lane: liturgical translations again under attack by liberals

Is our collective memory getting shorter? Over at Jesuit run America Magazine there is an opinion piece… … wait… Jesuit-run America… isn’t that where, under the guidance of Thomas Reese, SJ… America published blasphemous images of Our Lady covered in latex? … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 4th Sunday after Epiphany: YOU, weary foot soldier of the Church Militant

This Collect sometimes winds up at the end of the liturgical year, depending on when Easter, and therefore Pentecost, falls.  This year, because Easter is a little later, we have it before Septuagesima. COLLECT (1962MR): Deus, qui nos in tantis … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Conversion of St. Paul: Comparison 1962MR & 2002MR Collects

In honor of the Apostle to the Gentiles let us make a rapid comparison of the Collects for today’s feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. We’ll look first at the 1962 Missale Romanum and then the 2002 edition. The … Continue reading

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