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ASK FATHER: Recitation of Office completely silently? Prepare, Fathers, to wince!

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have seen a tendency for people who have a duty to say the Office attempt to satisfy their obligation without mouthing the words with air passing through the lips. Has the liturgical law changed? I’m … Continue reading

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Doctrine of Ordination now under attack by Jesuits (who else?)

First, an amuse bouche, something light to work into something seriously wrong. Here is an oldie but goody. We had this tacked up on the bulletin board in the rectory at St. Agnes in St. Paul for years. This iteration … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Latin Liturgy of the Hours – Vatican Press or Midwest Theological Forum?

From a clerical reader: I was wondering about different editions of the same Liturgia Horarum; I want to get the most recent editio tipico (2000 not 1962) but which is the best edition? I found two editions online but I … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Fulfilling obligation of the Office when visiting a religious community with their own way of doing things.

From a priest: In the GILH, it is clear that a cleric meets his obligation if he finds himself praying with a community following a different calendar or from a different rite (#242). Would this also include praying the Office with a … Continue reading

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How the Office begins

For those who may never have seen it, this is how one starts to pray the Office in the older form. There are variations, but today’s is typical. With the help of the iBreviary app and in English… a nice … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can religious read their Office with the older books?

From a religious: When the motu proprio came out in 2007, it gave permission for clerics to use the older breviary to fulfill their obligation. I belong to the OCDS and many of our members wondered if we could pray … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: clerics fulfilling office obligation with older Office in vernacular

From a priest reader: I’m a priest and religious and I’ve wanted to pray the psalter in the traditional way for a long time and while clearing out our library I came across a Breviary in English from 1964, an … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: What form of the Office should a lay person use?

From a reader: I am hoping to acquire a set of books for saying the office. Looking at the Latin options, there seems to be the Liturgiam Horarium, and the Brevarium Romanum (PPXII and Monastic Use). Which of these three … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL & QUAERITUR: Do laypeople who use the older Breviary participate in the Church’s prayer?

There is a WDTPRS POLL at the bottom of this entry! From a reader: Summorum Pontificum art. 9 sec. 3 explicitly grants ordained clerics the faculty to use the Roman Breviary in force in 1962, but makes no mention of … Continue reading

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