Tag Archives: liturgical abuse

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 Mass. … 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 “May … 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 wrong, … 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 to … 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 this … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! POLL ALERT! Should priests be able to change the words of Mass when they want to?

Do you remember this story from a couple days back?  HERE.
Review: A priest was changing the words of Mass. He was corrected on more than one occasion by the bishop.  The priest, having refused to change, offered his resignation which … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priest changes “many” to “all” in the consecration.

From a priest:
I was concelebrating a Mass last week (N.O., in English) and the principal celebrant substituted the word ‘all’ for ‘many’ at the consecration. I gather he does this at every Mass he offers. Does that change render the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priest returns to his ad libs during Mass.

From a reader:
After almost four weeks of doing his best to “say the black and do the
red,” our pastor has started to revert to ad libbing at Mass.
At our Christmas Masses, he began by welcoming the congregation before
the Penitential Rite. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Proportion of communicants and ministers

From a reader:
Today, in a rather large church, there was only 20 in attendance at mass with 17 of us going to Holy Communion. Father had 3 EMHC assist him. One with the Body of Christ and two with the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Too fussy or righteously annoyed by unworthy worship?

From a reader:
Lately, with your help, I have had much higher expectations and a greater appreciation for the liturgy at my parish. I expect to see the altar servers with black shoes, and the music and Mass settings appropriate and approved, which is … Continue reading

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