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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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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. […] Not too long ago, however, I attended an Ordinary Form of the Mass where the priest was … 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 … Continue reading

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“BACK TO THE PEOPLE!” “AGAINST VATICAN II!” “COMMUNION IN THE HAND!” “PARTICIPATION!” “LATIN!”

For your amusement: [wp_youtube]6khnt7DXOlY[/wp_youtube]

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Why we need more “ad orientem” worship: “we cannot serve this world with a kind of banal officiousness”

Perpend: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations …” (Mt. 28:19). But the dynamism of this mission, this openness and breadth of the Gospel, cannot be revised to read: “Go into the world and become the world yourselves!” Go … Continue reading

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GIRM 299 and the old, uncorrected translation

From a reader: I’ve seen your posts in the past regarding the mistranslation of the Institutio Generalis 299, from which many argue that Holy Mass facing the people is desirable. [GIRM 299 actually says that what is desirable, when possible, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Praying “ad orientem” as a family in the home

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 … Continue reading

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Bp. Slattery: great comments on TLM, Latin, “ad orientem” worship

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

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Bp. Sample on “ad orientem” worship

His Excellency Most Rev. Alex Sample of Bishop of Marquette.  ‘Nough said. [wp_youtube]ZIwK2ZXfmpk[/wp_youtube] WDTPRS kudos to Bp. Alex Sample.

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Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham likely to have Masses “ad orientem”

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 … Continue reading

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Accidently praying together, or, reason #7873 for Summorum Pontificum

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

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A priest friend… EXPERIMENTING with Mass … oh… oh… oh….!

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 … Continue reading

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