Tag Archives: liturgical abuse

QUAERITUR: How to prevent a priest from ad-libbing during Mass

From a reader:
I hung around after Confession today to go to daily Mass at the Cathedral, and when the priest got to the part that’s normally, “Happy are those who are called to His supper,” the priest completely re-wrote it … 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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Easter weirdness

From a reader:
My wife and I attended the Easter vigil last night and while it was
well done for a NO Mass, I still rankled at few bits. Today, Sunday
morning, I was not able to attend at our usual parish, but … Continue reading

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Card. Burke and Card. Cañizares: liturgical abuse weakens the faith

Here is a story you won’t find over at the National Catholic Fishwrap… which is getting absolutely creamed in the Reader’s Choice Awards voting for Best Catholic Newspaper.  NCFishwrap is polling dead last, and I mean dead fish at 4%.
BTW…my … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Of blasphemy and sacrilege during Mass

From a reader:
The pastor at a local parish has used a “super-soaker” water gun during the sprinkling rite at Mass on several occasions. In a conversation with a parishioner from the parish, I incorrectly described the act as “blasphemous.” I … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: positive promotion of good practices rather than correction of abuses

From a reader:
You have posted numerous times regarding how to address issues of abuse within a parish in respect to how to compile evidence regarding said abuse, and by what channels to contact the local bishop or the prefect for … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Pastor changes the offertory. What do I do?

From a reader:
How should I approach my pastor about liturgical abuses he has been committing?
The recurring abuse has been his changing the Offertorium to “Lord, accept this bread and wine. It comes from the earth, and it comes from our … Continue reading

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Connection of liturgical abuse and abuse of minors?

I read an interesting take today with a new view of a possible nexus of abuse of children by women religious and priests and, on the other hand liturgical abuse of congregations by women religious and priests.
On the blog MommyWrites … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: How early can the Easter Vigil begin?

Here is an oldie but goodie.  Updated for 2010.
From a reader:
There is a parish in our diocese that is advertising (in the bulletin and even in the diocesan paper) a 4:00 p.m. Easter Vigil.  Are there ANY circumstances … Continue reading

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