Tag Archives: rubrics

In The Wild: Say The Black – Do The Red coffee mug – and a PROBLEM

From a reader…. it is clearly peony season! One of these would be perfect for new priests. … older priests too, come to think of it. Ah peonies….  in the back yard of one of the many places I lived … Continue reading

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In justice to Card. O’Malley of Boston on the foot-washing issue

I received this from a reader: I thought I’d bring to your attention yesterday’s post on [Boston’s Archbishop] Cardinal O’Malley’s blog. It seems every Holy Week the issue of the washing of women’s feet comes up and the Cardinal is ALWAYS … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: when to turn to the people when saying Mass “ad orientem”

From a priest reader: I have been working towards implementing some liturgical changes here, to include ad orientem since my sanctuary allows for adjusting the altar’s location to accommodate it.  What I am looking for is some rubrical aid.  At … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: a proper genuflection

From a reader: I happened to note in O’Connell, II, 1940, p. 23: "… the Celebrant, when genuflecting at the foot of the altar (especially when genuflecting on the step), must not turn sideways, but directly face the tabernacle."   … Continue reading

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Kicking it up a notch: our Catholic identity – Fr. Z rants

A reader alerted me to a letter of His Excellency Most Reverend R. Daniel Conlon, Bishop of Steubenville about Friday penance. This is post on the website of the Diocese of Steubenville and the letter was to be read before … Continue reading

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