Tag Archives: ad orientem

Brick by Brick… Altar by Altar

My friend Fr. Richard Heilman, pastor of St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff, WI, in the Diocese of Madison – where there reigneth Bp. Morlino – has made the move to the East.
After a process of catechesis, St. Mary’s has gone … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Does a parish priest need the bishop’s permission to do….

From a reader:
Does a parish priest need permission from his bishop to say Mass facing Jesus? Does he need permission to say, “No women on the altar.”
Does he need permission to forbid stupid (but technically “approved”) songs from use during … Continue reading

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A US Bishop pushes “ad orientem” worship.

First… and this is pertinent… a young man in the Diocese of Madison is helping to collect the spiritual bouquet for the fearsome yet affable Bishop Robert Morlino.  Yep. You can write about him every other day.
The Young Madisonian reports … Continue reading

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Excellent piece by Fr. Blake on hope and what Holy Mass is all about.

My English blogging priest friends have had a good innings today.  (I hope I used that phrase correctly).
I posted about a great entry on Fr. Finigan’s blog (HERE).  Now I am compelled to post as well about Fr. Ray Blake’s … Continue reading

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Winnipeg, the Extraordinary Form, and the New Evangelization

For your Brick by Brick file.
On the blog Ibo et Non Redibo I found a report the expanding use of the Extraordinary Form in Winnipeg/St. Boniface, Manitoba and the good work being done by Fr. Jeff Burwell, S.J.
Here is a … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick: ad orientem worship at Assumption Grotto in Detroit: table altar removed.

Here is some great news.
At the wonderful parish, Assumption Grotto, in Detroit, the free-standing altar set up in the middle of the sanctuary – in front of the beautiful main altar – has now been removed.
The blog Te Deum Laudamus … Continue reading

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Far and wide we should transition back to “ad orientem” worship

A reader sent two photos and a note.  First, the note:
This morning EWTN televised Mass celebrated by the ordinary, Bishop Robert Baker, at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama. The occasion was the 50th Anniversary of … Continue reading

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The “First Gay President”, orientation, and military chaplains

A reader sent me a link to a story on Gateway Pundit about the latest moves in what I am convinced is an effort to drive sound military chaplains out of military service.
Obama Continues His Assault on Christians: Will Force … Continue reading

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A writer’s first experience of Mass “ad orientem”

Matthew Warner has a piece in which he descibes participating at Mass ad orientem for the first time.
My emphases and comments.
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Not too long ago, however, I attended an Ordinary Form of the Mass where the priest was facing away from … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: What to do about altars with huge Nativity scenes in front of them?

From a priest:
As I prepare to take some time away from the during Christmastide, it occurs to me that all of the altars in my home town will have large, practically immovable, Nativity scenes in front of them.
I intend to … Continue reading

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