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Tag Archives: ad orientem
From a reader:
Since I have found your blog, I have read it with much interest. You
recently had a post regarding “ad orientem” at Mass. What would be
“proper”/traditional way to have a catholic family pray. We often pray in a circle but … Continue reading →
Several people wrote about this via email and I also saw it posted by the ever-alert folks at Rorate. You will recall the outstanding Bp. Edward Slattery of Tulsa, about whom we have written before. Bp. Slattery stepped in at … Continue reading →
His Excellency Most Rev. Alex Sample of Bishop of Marquette. ‘Nough said.
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This was reported on the site of The Bitter Pill (aka The Tablet).
Priests to face east at ordinariate Masses
21 October 2011
Masses celebrated by priests in the ordinariate are likely to be ad orientem, according to one of its leaders. While … Continue reading →
Amy Welborn had a very interesting entry at her blog, Charlotte Was Both. She writes about a Mass she attended which wound up with the priest as the focus. Here I jump into the middle of her post with my … Continue reading →
From Fr. Martin Fox of Bonfire of the Vanities:
My Experimental ‘Spirit of Vatican II’ Liturgy
Tonight, I did an experiment with the liturgy, in the (true) spirit of Vatican II.
For the Solemnity of the Assumption, we had the schola present; we … Continue reading →
Over a Southern Orders (you may remember their problem with rats) there is an excerpt from an article by my friend Fr. Uwe Michael Lang, CO, who presently works for the CDW in Rome. Fr. Lang has been contributing good … Continue reading →
From a reader:
We were very recently assigned a new priest, and he has only finished his second week at our church. He wanted to make some changes that would put us more in line with the new liturgical movement.
These changes … Continue reading →
From a priest starting ad orientem worship in his parish. Heavily edited:
… [The dean] supports my decision for ad orientem in the Novus Ordo this weekend. It will be in English. He warned me that the bishop will give me … Continue reading →
For your Brick By Brick file from the Mercury News, with my emphases and comments.
Developer renovates Pittsburg [California] Catholic church
By Rick Radin
PITTSBURG — A 41-year-old Catholic church that was showing its age has a new look thanks to its most … Continue reading →