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Bp. Paprocki’s Pastoral Letter: Ars celebrandi et adorandi

His Excellency Most Rev. Thomas Paprocki of Springfield in Illinois, who is not afraid to use exorcisms, has issued a pastoral letter called Ars celebrandi et adorandi… The art of celebrating and worshiping.  He has taken his title, surely, from … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Geneflecting for Communion in 3rd trimester

From a reader:
I attend a NO parish where the priest is working diligently to restore dignity and beauty to the Mass. We are blessed to have him. He encouraged the use of the veil when I (and another woman) [hurray!] … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Genuflections during the Novus Ordo Creed

From a reader:
I know that on Christmas and the Feast of the Annunciation in the Ordinary Form we are required to kneel during the words, “For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Woman training altar servers stands in as priest. Sacrilege?

From a reader:
My parish priest recently asked an older (semi-retired) female altar server (former MC & Sacristan) from another parish to train our altar servers for enrolment into the Guild of St Stephen (http://www.guildofststephen.org/).
First of all she discourages genuflecting (as it looks uneven … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Genuflecting when the Blessed Sacrament is exposed

From a reader:
When I was in grade school (1990’s), I was taught by a very devout teacher that one should genuflect (kneel?) on both knees with a slight bow of the head when entering/leaving the pew during adoration of the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Must we not genuflect to the Blessed Sacrament during Mass?

From a reader:
The GIRM instructs that during mass no genuflections are to be made toward the tabernacle for the priest, the deacon and the ministers.
Are the ministers the altar boys, or just the instituted lector and the acolyte? Is it … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Bowing to the altar instead of genuflecting during Mass. Fr. Z rants.

From a reader:
Our new and much more traditional pastor joined us a few years ago, and within the first year he had the tabernacle moved behind the altar. (Which made me and many others very happy)I have observed the priests, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: A priest’s lack of reverence and fear of saying anything to him

From a reader:
At our daily NO Mass after the priest raises the Host and after raising the Chalice he never genuflects but merely bows by a slight inclination of his head. In addition before he begins the Offertory he adds … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Is it right to genuflect in a Catholic church?

From a reader:
I have become confused by genuflexion and I am hopeful you may be able to clear up my problem. I am a convert from Anglicanism and in that tradition I had always genuflected when entering or leaving the … Continue reading

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D. Fort Wayne-South Bend, Bp. D’Arcy’s norms for TABERNACLES

From a reader comes new from the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, where His Excellency the exemplary John M. D’Arcy is bishop. 
His Excellency has made a statement about the placement of the tabernacle in churches of the diocese. Document.
Here … Continue reading

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