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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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On the matter of “ad orientem” worship

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

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QUAERITUR: Pastor threatened by bishop after making liturgical changes

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. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: A priest must defend “ad orientem” for the Novus Ordo

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 … Continue reading

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