Tag Archives: rubrics

QUAERITUR: Genuflections during the Novus Ordo Creed

From a reader:
I know that on Christmas and the Feast of the Annunciation in the Ordinary Form we are required to kneel during the words, “For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Second Confiteor… should I refuse to do it?

From a reader:
I’ve often been left feeling confused about the second confiteor, and have trawled through a few posts on the WDTPRS site regarding this issue.
However, I find it that much more difficult a position to be in being a server … Continue reading

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Reason #10 for Summorum Pontificum

There is great virtue in simply remaining grounded in the Church’s teachings, following the liturgical books carefully, and minding your p’s and q’s.  If nothing else, the Church can help to keep you under control.
That is certainly the case with, … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on our having lost the “sense of worship”. Fr. Z rants and suggests.

From Vatican Insider:
“A Temple is a place where we gather to worship God, not celebrate a rite”
At this morning’s mass in St. Martha’s House the Pope said Christians have lost sight of the meaning of worship: “We go to the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: How to correct a priest who is getting the rubrics wrong?

From a reader:
A priest has started saying the Extraordinary Form Mass at a local church. The congregation is very thankful, and we make sure to let him know. [Excellent!]
Unfortunately, even though he is enthusiastic about the Extraordinary Form, he doesn’t … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Woman training altar servers stands in as priest. Sacrilege?

From a reader:
My parish priest recently asked an older (semi-retired) female altar server (former MC & Sacristan) from another parish to train our altar servers for enrolment into the Guild of St Stephen (http://www.guildofststephen.org/).
First of all she discourages genuflecting (as it looks uneven … Continue reading

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I am thinking about those red shoes.

I am thinking about the infamous red shoes.  I am thinking about the non-wearing of the mozzetta.  I am thinking about the growing juxtaposition in some conversations of simple liturgy versus lofty liturgy.
Some people are saying, “O how wonderful it … Continue reading

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Why don’t priests follow rubrics? Fr. Z cheerfully rants.

My friend Fr. Ray Blake, distinguished p.p. of St. Mary Magdalen in Brighton, has a post sure to prick the consciences of some not yet liberally heart-hardened priests and bishops.
He starts off with a comment about the lack of liturgical … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Roman Catholic Ceremonial: Volume I. The Ordinary Ceremonies by Jeffrey Collins.

Liturgical worship should be reverent, careful and the best we can accomplish.  The expanding use of the Extraordinary Form will help to correct many of the aberrations inflicted on people through the Ordinary Form.  Therefore, every priest, every seminarian, as … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can a priest ad lib the intro to the Lord’s Prayer?

Here is a serious insider-canon-ball post about something which nevertheless affects a great many people, since it deals with our liturgical worship, namely, the words by which the priest introduces the Lord’s Prayer.
In the new, corrected translation we see:
23. Then … Continue reading

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