Tag Archives: GIRM 299

GIRM WARS: Another front opens in Iowa

When the 2000 GIRM was issued (now usually cited as 2002 GIRM because it is in the 2002 Missale Romanum), a question was put to the Congregation for Divine Worship: Can a bishop, in his role as moderator of the Sacred Liturgy in … Continue reading

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A US bishop “expects”, but doesn’t command, that Mass be said “facing the people”

If email were rain, I’d be soaked.  I was sent an image of a letter sent by Bp. Anthony Taylor of Little Rock, Arkansas, to priests.  In this letter, the Bishop says that he “expects” that Mass always be celebrated … Continue reading

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The Polish translation of GIRM 299 on the position of the altar

The personal appeal made by His Eminence Robert Card. Sarah to priests to begin reading Holy Mass ad orientem has once again stirred debate about the correct translation of GIRM 299, about the position of the altar and about the position of the … Continue reading

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Card. Nichols’ Letter to priests, reacting to Card. Sarah’s ‘ad orientem’ appeal

I was sent the text of the official letter that His Eminence Vincent Card. Nichols sent to the priests of the Archdiocese of Westminster as a reaction to the unofficial, personal appeal made by Robert Card. Sarah, Prefect of the CDW, to … Continue reading

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The importance – and legitimacy – of ‘ ad orientem ‘ worship

I bring to the readership’s attention a letter that was issued by His Eminence Robert Card. Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments.  A priest friend reminded me of this letter in an email. It … Continue reading

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The USCCB explains some grammar of the new translation, sort of.

I suppose we are now in such a state of affairs that we need to have grammar explained.  That was certainly the case when the Congregation for Divine Worship, in a response to a dubium, had to explain the Latin … Continue reading

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GIRM 299 and the old, uncorrected translation

From a reader: I’ve seen your posts in the past regarding the mistranslation of the Institutio Generalis 299, from which many argue that Holy Mass facing the people is desirable. [GIRM 299 actually says that what is desirable, when possible, … 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 … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can a newly built church have an altar “against the wall”?

From a reader: This is in response to your recent post about GIRM 299 and ad orientam worship. I was just wondering, because of what 299 says do altars have to be built so one can walk around them? Or … Continue reading

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What does GIRM 299 really say?

For those with too little time to read at length, let me give you a blunt summary: For decades the liturgical establishment has operated as if the Council required the abolition of Latin and the ripping out of versus Deum … Continue reading

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