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Mass ‘Ad orientem’. It just makes sense.

I saw something good at St. Peter’s List which in turn offered something from Fr. Kirby at Vultus Christi.  Read the whole thing over there but… and this is from a priest’s perspective: 10 Advantages of [having Mass] Ad Orientem 1. The … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Babies at Mass revisited. “What should we do?”

From a readerette: When my husband asked me what I would like for Christmas this year, I said, “I would like for our family to attend a Latin Mass.” (I think that will be my response when he asks what … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Electronic devices during Mass

From a reader: I attend the Extraodinary Form regularly. I noticed yesterday a man using a tablet as his Missal. I’m not sure what to think about this. My own thought is that a tablet also can (and does) display … Continue reading

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Are we now a nation of blatteroons?

When I take a break from movies with lots of explosions, I like period pieces.  You can’t beat a well done production of a Jane Austen novel or just about any of the 19th century writers. It happened the other … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Walking out of church because of the sermon.

From a reader: Today, the priest gave an overtly political homily that I have no doubt you would have found highly inappropriate. Think Fr. Michael Pfelger of Chicago. I sat through it in stunned disbelief but some got up and … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Elements of the Extraordinary Form in the Ordinary Form

From a reader: Can the Last Gospel and the prayers at the foot of the altar be a part of the Ordinary Form? Also, can the priest say, “May the body of Our Lord Jesus Christ preserve your soul unto … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Wednesday 5th Week of Lent: “a gracious hearing when they cry out to you”

Please use the sharing buttons!Fr. Bugnini’s cutters and pasters, the experts of the Consilium, drew today’s Collect out of a prayer in the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary for the Saturday (Feria VII, yes, 7th – unusual to our eyes ) of the Fifth Week … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: An iPad in place of a Missal (the book itself) for Mass

Please use the sharing buttons!From a reader: Dear Father Z., accorging to you, would it be possible for a priest to use an electronic form of the Missal? Like, for example, we were on a pilgrimage to Israel recently (with … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 2nd Sunday of Lent – our new spiritual view

Here is the Collect of the 2nd Sunday of Lent, a new composition for the Novus Ordo based on a precedent in the Liber Mozarabicus Sacramentorum.: Deus, qui nobis dilectum Filium tuum audire praecepisti, verbo tuo interius nos pascere digneris, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Books for singing the Novus Ordo Mass in Latin

From a reader: I know that the Liber Usualis and the Graduale are the two main places to find the appropriate chants for any given feast day in the Extraordinary form of the Mass, but I was wondering where one … Continue reading

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For Lay People: Participation at Holy Mass: Which Form do you PREFER? WDTPRS POLL

Over HERE, I had a poll about what you actually do in regard to your participation at Holy Mass. Here is a poll about what you would PREFER to do! The poll options are the same, but the emphasis is … Continue reading

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Archbp. Nichols (Westminster) on the priest’s role at Mass

From Zenit with my emphases and comments. Archbishop Nichols on Priests and the Mass “We Don Vestments to Minimize Our Personal Preferences” LONDON, JUNE 25, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is the text of a homily given by Archbishop Vincent Nichols at … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: Your Mass preparation and follow up during the week

I am curious about your preparation for Holy Mass or Divine Liturgy on Sundays and Holy Days or Feasts.  This applies to both forms of the Roman Rite and other Rites as well. Please choose the best answer and, if … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Are Orthodox “Masses” valid?

From a reader: A friend of mine, who runs the R.C.I.A. program in my parish, recently told me that an Orthodox Mass is just as valid as a Catholic Mass. Is this true? (I thought that the fact that the … Continue reading

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McBrien and Novus Ordo refusers: on the same side?

Let me give you two "hooks" before we get into the meat of this entry. First, some time ago I posted a question from a reader about some people who arrived at church thinking to find their usual TLM and, … Continue reading

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