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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 schola present; we … 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.
These changes … 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 me … Continue reading

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Re-orienting a church

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

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New, Corrected Translation won’t be enough

Over at Vultus Christi Fr. Mark Kirby, OSB, is, with my editing, emphases (mostly) and comments…
Pondering
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Mass Facing the People: The Single Greatest Obstacle to the Reform [That is what the great liturgist Klaus Gamber thought.  Turning altars around was … Continue reading

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An eastward facing observation

Yesterday the Holy Father celebrated Holy Mass for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord in the Sistine Chapel.
Not a peep from the usual corners about ad orientem worship.
It’s a given.
Therefore,…. it is time for the next step, your … Continue reading

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A priest speaks about celebrating Mass “ad orientem” for 5 years

This is from Vultus Christi, the blog of Fr. Mark Daniel Kirby is Prior of the Diocesan  Benedictine Monastery of Our Lady of the Cenacle in Tulsa, Oklahoma established by H.E. Most Rev. Edward Slattery.
Fr. Kirby speaks about his … Continue reading

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Thoughts about the “Benedictine arrangement”

At NLM there are photos of a “Benedictine arrangement” of an altar in Bogota.

The “Benedictine arrangement” is, of course, the placement of the Crucifix with candles at a versus populum Mass such that the Crucifix becomes the common focus, not … Continue reading

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