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D. Providence – Ash Wednesday “ad orientem” with the Bishop

My friend Fr. Jay Finelli (“iPadre“) informed me that His Excellency Most Reverend Thomas Tobin, Bishop of Providence, will celebrate Holy Mass at their Cathedral at 12:05… ad orientem.  The bulletin for the Cathedral says:
“The use of this approved [superior] liturgical … Continue reading

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Brick By Brick: Another parish goes ‘ad orientem’!

I had a note from a reader about excellent news from Star Of The Sea parish in San Francisco.
Firstly, as always, thank you for your blog! You are my first bookmark under my Catholic folder, immediately followed by ChurchMilitant.  [HA! … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why on earth did they start offering Mass “facing the people”?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
When I first started attending the TLM, I really struggled with Mass celebrated ad Orientem. However, the more I attended the TLM and Mass according to the Missal of Divine Worship (aka, Anglican Use), which in its early … Continue reading

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Ad orientem in Cologne’s great Cathedral

One of our frequent and long-time commentators here, Henry Edwards, sent some screenshots of the Holy Mass celebrated by Rainer Card. Woelki at the spectacular Cathedral of Cologne’s high altar (i.e., the real altar, the grown-up altar, the main altar) for … Continue reading

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Brick By Brick – Altar By Altar: Turning again to the liturgical East again

In my email today I had more than one note about pastors shifting their sanctuaries to ad orientem worship.
One note said:
Starting this week, our Table altar is going into storage and all Masses at our parish will be ad orientem (OF).
I really … Continue reading

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Ad Orientem News – A bishop opines

I had the pleasure of reading column by Bp. Thomas Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island. HERE
Keeping our Eyes on the Prize: Jesus
Let us keep our eyes fixed on
Jesus, the leader and perfecter of our faith. (Heb 12:2)
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And St. John Paul … Continue reading

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TRAD LIVES MATTER! US Bishop attacks “ad orientem” worship, overrides Summorum Pontificum

UPDATE: COMMENTS CLOSED.
___ Originally Published on: Jan 19, 2017 @ 14:25 ___
I received a copy of a letter sent by the Bishop of Rockford, Most Rev. David J. Malloy, to the priests of that diocese.
In this letter, a follow up to their … Continue reading

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TURN TOWARDS THE LORD AGAIN! Shrine of O.L. of Guadalupe

I am delighted to post that henceforth all Masses celebrated at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe near La Crosse, WI will be celebrated ad orientem.
HERE
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In his homilies for both the Third Sunday of Advent and the Solemnity of Our … Continue reading

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“People, Look East (except the priest)!”

Our Official Parodohymnodist, Fr. Tim Ferguson, has come through with a veritable scitament, a new version of an Advent hymn which most of you will recognize.
To the hymn: People Look East
1. People, look east except the priest,
The reform has now been ceased,
Turn … Continue reading

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Ad orientem: “his perspective on the priesthood and the Mass has changed”

From a priest…
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Fr Z,
After my entry into the Catholic Church from Anglicanism and ordination as a Catholic priest, I approached the Archbishop about offering the Mass ad orientem.  His guidance to me was to “catechize the people” regarding whatever I … Continue reading

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