Tag Archives: liturgical abuse

“Why? Because I am not a Protestant.”

At the National Catholic Register there was an interesting blog post a few days ago by Dan Burke, who recounts how he was beaten to a spiritual pulp by liturgical abuses around Christmas time. Have a look on your own, … Continue reading

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Note to priest abusers: You cannot hide!

A reader sent this from Boston Daily: Learning to become a Catholic priest, unsurprisingly, takes a long time—you have 2,000 years of history to cover, not to mention philosophy, theology, and a foreign language to learn before you can be … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priest changes words of the Eucharistic Prayer

From a reader: A priest (not the pastor) in my suburban ___ parish changed the words in Eucharistic Prayer IV to reflect inclusive language. ‘You formed man’ became ‘You formed us.’ And he prayed, [You] ‘entrusted the world to our … Continue reading

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“years of concerts being interrupted by the Mass”

From the fun Eye of the Tiber: Yonkers, NY––Blake Jennings, lead guitarist at St. Therese Parish in Yonkers, New York is outraged over what he calls “years of concerts being interrupted by the Mass.” The 56-year-old accountant and father of … Continue reading

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More about liturgical abuses

A friend sent this, probably as a gift for this great feast of Sts. Nunilo and Alodia.

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QUAERITUR: During Mass, whole congregation told to raise hands to bless people

From a reader: At Mass today the congregation was asked to raise their hands in blessing over members that are celebrating an anniversary in Sept. I can’t find anything in the GIRM that addresses raising our hands in blessing at … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Father makes stuff up during Mass.

From a reader: At my parish, when the priest is done reading the Gospel, he says not only “the Gospel of the Lord” but “the Good News, the Gospel of the Lord“. Also, when Mass is ended, our priest says … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: A priest who won’t prevent self-intinction

From a reader: I am a lay eucharistic minister, and 2 parisheners recieve communion, then dip it in the cup.. I told my parish priest and he never did anything about it. He acted as tho he knew it was … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Holy Thursday Mandatum and female feet. Wherein advice is sought and Fr. Z ranteth.

From a reader: As it is Lent, it is undoubtedly time to ask the question of women having their feet washed on Holy Thursday.  I am well aware (from reading your blog) that it is contrary to law and custom … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Should I write to the bishop about this hunch I have?

From a reader: Tonight the cantor (instead of the priest) sung the part between the our father and the doxology. Is that something I should be writing the bishop about, since I have a hunch it happens every week at … Continue reading

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