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Pope Francis to expand concelebration into the “Tridentine” Mass

I’m not sure what’s up with this, but it can’t be good. From Pisces News with my emphases and comments: Pope Francis to Change “Tridentine” Rite in spirit of Mercy ROME (PiscesNews): In a long-anticipated surprise move Pope Francis has begun his own … Continue reading

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Concerning concelebration

At his excellent blog, Mutual Enrichment, Fr. Hunwicke has a few posts about concelebration. Samples… Pope Innocent III on Concelebration: Innocent III takes it for granted that “from time to time many priests concelebrate” and adds “the Cardinal Presbyters of Rome … Continue reading

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The Cardinal (Burke) on concelebration

I have said again and again on this blog and elsewhere that concelebration, several or many priests saying Mass together, should be safe, legal and rare.  In the Latin Church this practice has been aggressively promoted since the Second Vatican … Continue reading

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“Don’t take offence if they have to decline your invitation.”

There is a great post over at my friend Fr. Finigan’s blog, The Hermeneutic of Continuity about lay people and their weddings and inviting priests… and concelebration. Remember, I think concelebration should be safe, legal and rare. Fr. Finigan seems to … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Distance of a priest’s valid consecration

From a reader: Dear Father – Like yourself I am not a fan of concelebration, but I would like to ask two questions. These questions came about in one of those after dinner discussions which come under the heading of … Continue reading

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More on concelebration

At NLM I saw a nice photo of Benedictines at Randol in France in their usual mode of concelebration. I approve. Included is a link to a film, Noir et Blanc,  about the monastic life of the Benedictines at the Abbey … Continue reading

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More on concelebration

At NLM I saw another photo of my preferred style of concelebration.  

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Card. Burke on concelebration, priests ad-libbing and saying Mass in the state of mortal sin

As you know, I think concelebration should be safe, legal and rare.  I also think that priests should stick to the words in the books and do what the rubrics say.  I, moreover, think that priests who continue to commit … Continue reading

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My preference for concelebration

Every time I post about concelebration and private Masses, interesting discussion evolves. This was sent by a reader.  From this Pinterest page, these priests are saying their daily Masses during the annual Chartes Pentecost pilgrimage. On another note, here is … Continue reading

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My idea of concelebration

Here’s my idea of “concelebration”. The other kind should be safe, legal and rare.

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Safe, legal and rare

For two summers in Rome I lived with Ukrainian Catholics.  They had their Divine Liturgy each morning and I attended.  They appreciated the contribution of my bass singing voice.   One of the things I noticed in their Rite that … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: simultaneous Masses v concelebration

From a reader: Canon 902 states that “Unless the welfare of the Christian faithful requires or suggests otherwise, priests can concelebrate the Eucharist. They are completely free to celebrate the Eucharist individually, however, but not while a concelebration is taking place in the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Penalty for allowing a “womanpriest” to concelebrate

From a reader: What penalties, if any would a Catholic Priest incur if he allowed a “womanpriest” to “concelebrate” Mass with him? In the 1983 Code of Canon Law for the Latin Church we find can. 1365: “One who is … Continue reading

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An observation about priests and Mass when they travel

The great P.P. of Brighton, Fr. Ray Blake, has an observation on his blog.  This probably will not surprise you too much. I am delighted to offer hospitality to any priest. The strange thing is older priests visiting Brighton tend … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Elevation of chalice, paten during concelebrations.

From a reader: At a concelebrated Mass without a deacon, is it permitted / required / impermissible for one of the concelebrants to elevate the chalice while the main celebrant elevates the paten? First, allow me to say that concelebration … Continue reading

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