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POLLS: 2018 Holy Thursday Foot Washing – What happened where you are?

A couple years ago what was clearly a severe abuse was given official recognition so that women’s feet could be washed during the entirely optional “Mandatum” in the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Holy Thursday.
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ASK FATHER: Can the pastor force me, a priest, to wash women’s feet on Holy Thursday?

From a priest…
QUAERITUR (edited):
Emboldened by the Pope’s new legislation last year, my pastor is determined to force the small parish which I primarily serve  in the cluster to introduce women into the Holy Thursday footwashing rite.  [This old thing again… sigh.]
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Pedilavium: the next phase

Via the often amusing ignatius his conclave:
Pedicure

The following announcement recently appeared in L’Osservatore Romano:
Radical changes are being made to the Rite of Pedilavium (Foot Washing).
Previously the rite was celebrated with twelve men on Holy Thursday. The Holy Father having now … Continue reading

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POLLS: Holy Thursday Foot Washing – What happened where you are?

This year for the first time it is licit that women’s feet be washing during the entirely optional “Mandatum” in the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Holy Thursday.
NB: Before this year, those who were doing so, did so in violation of … Continue reading

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BURNING QUESTIONS ABOUT NEW FOOT-WASHING OPTIONS

Now that whole sad issue of the washing of the feet of women has been settled by the powers-that-be, I’m hearing from people all over the place that their “Mandatum” is being dropped from their Holy Thursday Masses.
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Rules change for Holy Thursday. Hijinx ensues.

From the often amusing Eye of the Tiber (my emphases):
Women May Now Have Their Feet Washed And Pedicured At Holy Thursday Mass, Pope Says
Pope Francis has changed the rules for the Church’s Holy Thursday foot-washing ceremony, issuing a decree allowing women to not … Continue reading

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Francis orders change to Foot Washing Rite on Holy Thursday to include females

UPDATE 22 Jan: See the updates at the bottom.
___ ORIGINAL Published on: Jan 21, 2016 @ 10:42 ___
Today brought the news that the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments (CDW) was ordered by Pope Francis to issue a … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “Getting rid” of Hosts

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I am an instituted acolyte in a parish that does not properly understand the office. This past Holy Thursday, I served at Mass. My girlfriend and I arrived early to help the “liturgical director” in the sacristy. She … Continue reading

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UPDATED! POLL(S): 2015 Holy Thursday Foot Washing Rite – what happened?

UPDATE 10 April
Alas, I ran into a problem.  I found that once I “stickyed” this post to the top of the blog page, I couldn’t un-sticky it after that.  Thus, I had to transfer the content to a new post … Continue reading

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Foot-washing, law, journalists, liberal activists, and Bp. Morlino

In the Left-leaning Wisconsin State Journal columnist Doug Erikson offered a piece on 16 April called “In the Spirit: Bishop Robert Morlino’s foot-washing policy draws national press, petition effort”. Erickson’s bias against Bp. Morlino in favor of a liberal activist group … Continue reading

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