Tag Archives: liturgical abuse

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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … 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 … 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%. … 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.” … 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 … Continue reading

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