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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 … Continue reading

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Why aren’t feminists angry at Francis for his foot washing changes?

Today I muse about why catholic feminists (an oxymoron – emphasis on moron –  I know, but bear with me) are not vexed by Pope Francis and his dramatically public choice to wash the feet of non-Christians. Think this through for … Continue reading

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Washing Feet – observations

I refer the readership to some lucid and sober comments about the pedilavium, the foot washing, that can occur as an option in both uses of the Roman Rite. Fr John Hunwicke makes some keen and, for liberals sobering, observations. I expunged … 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 … 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. In any event, … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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Foot washing on Holy Thursday. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

In the Roman Rite, the washing of feet on Holy Thursday is an option.  It may be left out without disturbing the integrity of the Holy Thursday Mass of the Last Supper (otherwise, it wouldn’t be a legitimate option). Watch now … Continue reading

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POLL: 2014 Holy Thursday Foot Washing Rite – what happened?

The rite of washing of feet, or Mandatum, is an option in the Roman Rite. Let’s have a poll. But first, the Church’s liturgical law is not ambiguous: only males can be chosen for this, and they should be men: viri selecti.  Virmeans “man” and … Continue reading

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Of Holy Thursday and the foot-washing rite: problems – solutions

Dr. Peters at In The Light Of The Law, a blog on matters canonical, has this to day.  He doesn’t have an open combox (which I quietly envy sometimes), so we can have the foot-fight food-fight over here. The annual … Continue reading

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Card. Burke: Catholic colleges should require the required “mandate” for profs to teach

From the Cardinal Newman Society: Cardinal Burke Says Theologians’ Mandatum Should Be Required by Colleges, Disclosed to Students Theologians, Canonists Respond to Pope Benedict’s Call for Compliance Manassas, Va. – Catholic families have a right to know which theology professors … 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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WDTPRS POLL: More on the Holy Thursday Footwashing Rite

We had a WDTPRS POLL about what you experienced on Holy Thursday regarding the footwashing rite, or “Mandatum“.  The results and your descriptions were interesting. Last night over Beijing Duck I was discussing the Mandatum with friends.  Taking my cue … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: Holy Thursday Foot Washing Rite – what happened?

Let’s return for a moment to your experience of the Triduum and Holy Thurday’s Mass of the Last Supper. The rite of washing of feet, or Mandatum, is an option in the Roman Rite.  I know of a few places … Continue reading

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