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Card. Burke on concelebration, priests ad-libbing and saying Mass in the state of mortal sin

As you know, I think concelebration should be safe, legal and rare.  I also think that priests should stick to the words in the books and do what the rubrics say.  I, moreover, think that priests who continue to commit … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can a priest ad lib the intro to the Lord’s Prayer?

Here is a serious insider-canon-ball post about something which nevertheless affects a great many people, since it deals with our liturgical worship, namely, the words by which the priest introduces the Lord’s Prayer.
In the new, corrected translation we see:
23. Then … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priest returns to his ad libs during Mass.

From a reader:
After almost four weeks of doing his best to “say the black and do the
red,” our pastor has started to revert to ad libbing at Mass.
At our Christmas Masses, he began by welcoming the congregation before
the Penitential Rite. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: How to prevent a priest from ad-libbing during Mass

From a reader:
I hung around after Confession today to go to daily Mass at the Cathedral, and when the priest got to the part that’s normally, “Happy are those who are called to His supper,” the priest completely re-wrote it … Continue reading

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