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WDTPRS 18th Ordinary Sunday: clear, cold reality

When the priest, alter Christus, says our prayers during Holy Mass, Christ, Head of the Body, speaks. His words have power to form us. Formed according to the mind of the Church, we Catholics then go out from Mass to … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 10th Sunday after Pentecost: Mercy does not mean turning a blind eye to Justice

The Collect for the 10th Sunday after Pentecost in the Extraordinary Form survived, sort of survived, to live in the post-Conciliar, reformed Missale Romanum!  You can find it, somewhat wounded, for the 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time in the Ordinary Form Missale … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 17th Ordinary Sunday: Demon-Kevlar and Sin-Teflon

Our Collect for the 17th Ordinary Sunday has roots in the ancient Veronese Sacramentary for the month of July and, with variations, is in the Extraordinary Form on the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost.  After some digging I determined that the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 9th Sunday after Pentecost: God, absolutely distant, absolutely near

This week’s Collect, which historically was in the 8th century Liber sacramentorum Gellonensis, was also the prayer over the people, or Super populum, in the 1962MR for Wednesday of the 4th Week of Lent. It was not, I believe, in the 1970MR … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 16th Ordinary Sunday: The Enemy is seeking you!

The Collect for the 16th Ordinary Sunday, not in any pre-Conciliar Missale Romanum, has its antecedent in a 9th century manuscript.  Enjoy the fine clausula (rhythmic ending). We have been cheated of the beauty of our Catholic worship in Latin, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 8th Sunday after Pentecost (1962MR): Being even more ourselves.

In the Extraordinary Form, Sunday’s Collect is from the ancient Veronese Sacramentary and the Gelasian and the so-called Gregorian. It survived the liturgical tailors with their scissors and thread to live on in the post-Conciliar Missale Romanum on Thursday of the 1st week of Lent. However, there is … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 7th Sunday after Pentecost – acts of faith

In the traditional Roman calendar this Sunday is the 7th Sunday after Pentecost. Today’s Collect survived the cutting and pasting experts of the Consilium to live on as the Collect for the 9th Sunday of Ordinary Time. COLLECT (1962MR): Deus, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 15th Ordinary Sunday – Be living lenses of God’s light!

This week we have a good example of a dramatic difference Obsolete ICEL version and the Latin and the Current ICEL versions. The Collect or Opening Prayer for this 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time in the Ordinary Form of the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 14th Ordinary Sunday – from dust to freedom

Our Collect for the 14th Ordinary Sunday offers the image of material creation as an enervated body, weakened by sin, lying in the dust whence it came.  In the Original Sin all creation was wounded.  This is evident daily. There … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 13th Ordinary Sunday – divine adoption and the splendor of truth

At work in the Collect for the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time are themes of divine adoption and the splendor of truth.  Our prayer connects being wrapped up in error with separation from God.  It joins divine adoption with coming … Continue reading

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