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It’s 2013 Ordo time!

It is October, and therefore time to start thinking about getting a new Ordo for the 2012-13 liturgical calendar… for the Extraordinary Form, of course!
I returned to the USA from my travel abroad to find waiting for me a copy of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: What to do if a bug gets into the chalice?

A young priest writes:
Last weekend after a somewhat fiery homily of exposition of evil and the devil I had a run in with a menacing fly (assuming not Beelzebub himself). At the epiclesis a very large fly dive bombed into … Continue reading

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Universae Ecclesiae 28 and “altar girls” for the Extraordinary Form

The Instruction on Summorum Pontificum called Universae Ecclesiae makes it clear that there is to be no service at the altar by females for the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
UE 28 reads.
28 – Praeterea, cum sane de lege speciali … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Do priests consecrate everything on altar? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader:
Prior to the consecration, the altar servers are negligent in removing everything extraneous from the altar.  They have left the cruet of water on the altar, and more importantly, the carafe from which the wine was poured.  The … Continue reading

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De Defectibus reconsidered: priests learning from the past, going to the heart of Mass

Last year I posted a version of this entry.  In light of some of our recent discussions here, I present it anew.
Recently I have posted Vatican II and the Ordinary Form v. Extraordinary Form.  Good discussion is going on.
As I … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: priest consecrates more Hosts during Communion

From a reader:
At a Mass in our Diocese this past Sunday, the priest was running very low on consecrated hosts.  Even after breaking some of the hosts in order to distribute more, it was clear that there would not be … Continue reading

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