Tag Archives: Redemptionis Sacramentum

QUAERITUR: Can EMHCs purify sacred vessels after Holy Communion?

From a reader: I moved to a new parish about month ago, and while I didn’t register (I usually move every few months for work), I do contribute monetarily. I’m unsure if I’m even in a position to raise a … Continue reading

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A look at the posture and manner of receiving Holy Communion

From the website of the newspaper the Catholic Herald of the Diocese of Madison, where H.E. Most Rev. Robert Morlino reigns, comes this piece about the manner of reception of Holy Communion.  I must add, as the writer does not, … Continue reading

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Do As I Say, Not As I Do! – UPDATE

Do you recall that “Do As I Say, Not As I Do!” post?  Refresh your memory here. Precious or not, beautiful or not, Pope Benedict did not use glass vessels at the Mass as Mestre/Venice.

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Do as I say, not as I do?

I found this through our friends at Rorate.  I am left scratching my head. The Holy Father is to make this coming weekend a Pastoral Visit to Venice.  For the occasion, the glassmakers of Murano have prepared (original source in … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: How much power does a bishop have over the liturgy in the diocese?

From a reader: I was introduced to Canon 838 and surrounding. My understanding is that the bishop is free to do whatever he wants liturgically provided that the Apostolic See has not decreed to the contrary. Of course, he is … Continue reading

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An act of defiance by a priest

From the Minneapolis STrib comes this. The featured cleric, Fr. Michael Tegeder, pastor of St. Edward’s in Bloomington, MN, has been a source of dissent in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for years.  We have seen him here … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Stole over chasuble, or “What part of ‘extirpetur’ does Your Excellency not understand?”

A reader asked: Can/Should the stole be worn outside the chasuble by the celebrant during Mass? No. This was obviously asked because some priest out there is wearing his stole over the chasuble.  And I’ll bet all the money in … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: disposing of glass “chalices”

From a reader: I live next to a mission parish where I observed this past summer the use of glass vessels. I brought this to the attention of the pastor, a faithful, though unformed man, referencing GIRM & Sacramentum Caritatis. … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 100: Benedict XVI, Pius XII, Justin Martyr and Fr. Z rants about liturgical abuse

Here is PODCAzT 100.  I wasn’t feeling very creative today, so I set out with the intention of simply reading to you about St. Justin Martyr (+165).  A selection of his 1st Apology is in the Liturgy of the Hours … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: extraordinary ministers and “approach the altar”

From a reader: I have a question about the Redemptionis Sacramentum requirement that the extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion do not "approach the altar" until after the priest’s Communion… What is meant by "approach the altar"? Does it mean they should … Continue reading

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