Tag Archives: rubrics

QUAERITUR: Why so many variations in Mass depending on the priest?

From a reader:
I am a new convert to the Faith within the last nine months, and I am
still in the process of joining the Church formally. As such I’m still
learning a good deal about the Church, her liturgy, etc. One … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Bowing to the altar instead of genuflecting during Mass. Fr. Z rants.

From a reader:
Our new and much more traditional pastor joined us a few years ago, and within the first year he had the tabernacle moved behind the altar. (Which made me and many others very happy)I have observed the priests, … Continue reading

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Changes in the rubrics for music in the new, corrected translation.

My friend Jeffrey Tucker of the estimable The Chant Cafe has a fascinating post about changes in the noew, corrected translation of the Missale Romanum which will affect sacred music in our worship.
Here is his piece, which I am cutting … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: using old Mass rubrics in the new Mass

From a reader:
Recently, our apostolate targeted priests to say the Ordinary Form properly as well, and even encourage the use of the rubrics of the Extraordinary Form, in the Novus Ordo. Nonetheless, one of our priest consultants (who is very, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: rubrical V and R symbols for leader and response

A great question for you knowledgable readers and my chance to learn something:
A reader queries:
My question is this: what is the name of the symbols that denote “leader” and “response”? They look like V’s and R’s with ornate slashes through … Continue reading

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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 as a … 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 brought … 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 or … Continue reading

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