Tag Archives: Rituale Romanum

ASK FATHER: Father used the blessing for a train when blessing my car

From a reader… QUAERITUR: If a priest by mistake uses the blessing of a train for a car is there really a benediction places on the automobile or does the car in question still need to be blessed? Yes, I … Continue reading

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BOOK RECEIVED: 1962 Parish Ritual – HUZZAH!

Preserving Christian Publications has reprinted a 1962 Parish Ritual.  Hooray!   This book includes what the Collectio Rituum had but it includes more items and moments useful for parish life.  It’s like the British Sacristy Manual, but it is set up for use in these USA. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Use of 1964 Collectio Rituum, blessings and exorcisms in English?

From a priest… QUAERITUR: When using the older ritual of blessings, the ones still used at the time of the Second Vatican Council, some of the blessing itself could be done in the vernacular.  I have a Collectio Rituum that … Continue reading

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THIS IS WAR! Wherein Fr. Z calls on bishops and priests to FIGHT BACK as priests and bishops!

Preliminary note:  For the last two nights, I have had nightmares.  Last night was as bad as anything I have ever had and it was incredibly real.  As I wrote this post, I had the dreaded BSOD.   Hasn’t happened for … Continue reading

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UPDATES! URGENT TO BISHOPS OF @RaleighDiocese @diosav @DioceseChas @archatl @CatholicNewsCLT

UPDATE 13 Sept: The stars indicate the places where processions are known to have taken place in the Diocese of Raleigh. The place where Fr. Johnson is, is the middle star. UPDATE 13 Sept: From a reader… Apropos of the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Blessing for a Wheelchair, Stretcher, or Ambulance

From a reader… QUAERITUR:  What formula would be appropriate for blessing a power wheelchair? Wow!  That’s an easy one. First, you can always use the Blessing “ad omnia“.    But we can do better than that. With a slight twist I … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z comments on a @RorateCaeli post about priests, permissions and exorcism prayers. Then @fatherz rants.

At Rorate there is a post especially for priests about the proper and improper use of the exorcism prayers in the older Rituale Romanum.  It’s a good service. After providing images of a 2009 letter from the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL: Sunday – Feast of the Transfiguration – special blessing of GRAPES

Go buy some grapes and take them to the priest  for the Feast of the Transfiguration (Sunday, 6 August), with a page from the Rituale Romanum (go to p. 345 – Benedictio uvarum), or cut and paste the English text … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Of brewing beer, beery prayers, and blessings

From a reader… I recently took up homebrewing as a hobby. Are there any traditional prayers, say from monastic brewers, that I can pray while I enjoy my new hobby? I’m reminded of the old chestnut about whether it is … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! FLOODS! Fr. Z to BISHOPS and PRIESTS – Pray Against Floods

I have read reports about flooding in Iowa. I have a STRONG SUGGESTION to the BISHOPS of the areas that are affected by floods. It sounds as if the pastors of the area and their assistant bishops, the bishops – ESPECIALLY … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL: Feast of the Transfiguration – special blessing of grapes

Go buy some grapes and take them to the priest  for the Feast of the Transfiguration (tomorrow, 6 August), with a page from the Rituale Romanum (go to p. 345 – Benedictio uvarum), or cut and paste the English text … Continue reading

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An idea whose time has come! Exorcism over an entire nation.

Remember when Illinois gave the F-finger to God and passed same-sex marriage? Bp. Paprocki of Springfield performed an exorcism over the state. For which he is to be applauded. Catholics – traditionally – not so much today – use exorcisms. … Continue reading

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27 Dec: Today we bless WINE!

Today we bless WINE! The liturgical year guided and nourish and shaped Catholics for centuries.  It does so far less now.  But once, people not only followed the turning of the earth and the wheeling of the stars and the … Continue reading

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D. LANSING: Two birds, one lease, less killing. Fr. Z says: “Nuke the place.”

I make suggestions at the end. At the top, Fr. Z kudos to Bp. Boyea! From Aleteia: Catholic Parish Solves Two Problems with One Lease Catholic Parish, 1; Abortionist, 0. After years of prayer, a Catholic parish in Lansing, Michigan … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL: Feast of the Transfiguration – special blessing of grapes

Go buy some grapes and take them to the priest  for the Feast of the Transfiguration (tomorrow, 6 August), with a page from the Rituale Romanum (go to p. 345 – Benedictio uvarum), or cut and paste the English text … Continue reading

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