Tag Archives: Say The Black – Do The Red

Concerning Mutual Enrichment. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

I remember, years ago, some folks who were deeply attached to the Traditional Latin Liturgy of the Roman Church almost lynched me when I suggested that there was something that we could learn from the Novus Ordo. Over the years, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: The TLM’s Orationes Diversae and Oratio Imperata

UPDATE: My good friend Fr. Finigan has a post about Votive Mass which is sort of related to this. HERE ___ From a reader… QUAERITUR: In the Missale Romanum of the traditional Mass (1962), there is a section called “Orationes … Continue reading

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A “Say the Black” moment from a … Jesuit!

At Jesuit-run Amerika there is an unexpected article.   It – I’m not making this up – is a call for priests to stop making up prayers and doing their own thing during Mass.  No, really.  At a Jesuit publication.   Jesuits … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Rubrics and color-blindness

From the often amusing Eye Of The Tiber: Explaining his frustrations at not being able to properly do the red and say the black in his missal during Mass, local color blind priest Father Richard Wendell asked congregants to try as … Continue reading

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A 4 year-old and the rubrics

From a reader… Good evening Father, A funny story that you might appreciate. My 4 year old son was sitting with me while putting my 2 year old to sleep, and he was watching my phone. I was praying Vespers … Continue reading

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Why we Say The Black and Do The Red

Let us begin with an understatement. The revitalization of our Catholic identity will be an opus magnum et arduum. Most of us reading this will not see but the first fruits. We have to be smart and persistent, using all … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “My Lord and my God!” at the elevation

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’ve been reading the Celebration of Mass by J.B. o Connell and at the section concerning the consecration of the Host O’Connell writes that a priest should not say a vocal prayer at the elevation, obviously, … Continue reading

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Fr. Blake: The Extraordinary Form makes the priest accountable… to you

My friend Fr. Ray Blake, the mighty PP of St. Mary Magdalene in Brighton, has a good reflection today contrasting and comparing celebration of the newer form of Holy Mass and the older, traditional form, with comments about “leadership”. He makes … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z is, again, in a SciFi novel

I received a note yesterday from Catholic blogger Jeff Miller of The Curt Jester. So I am reading through John C. Wright‘s new book and I came across this. In a Basilica on the moon in A.D. 11049: “A motto … Continue reading

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“Theme Mass” hijinx

For your Say The Black – Do The Red file comes this from the sometimes amusing Eye of the Tiber: San Francisco, CA–Citing a lack of time and energy, as well as feeling the “total absence of the liturgical muse,” … Continue reading

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A reflection on “pastoral liturgy”

A pioneer of the Catholic blogosphere, Amy Welborn, popular before I came onto the stage, has on her site a comment or three about a Mass she experienced. Here is the part I found most interesting.  My emphases: When I … Continue reading

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Drought in California? ¡Vaya lío! Revive the Oratio Imperata, traditional public Processions

At Catholic Vote I saw an entry about how the bishops of California are praying for rain. It’s pretty dry out out there on the Left Coast. SACRAMENTO Catholic bishops called for divine intervention Tuesday as California endures what appears … 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 … Continue reading

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The Tablet inserts another extremist into the “foot washing” debate!

The Tablet (aka The Bitter Pill) has printed a piece about the washing of women’s feet during the Holy Thursday Mass. Let’s see what this extremist has to say, with my emphases and comments. Priests should not wash women’s feet, says … Continue reading

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More about liturgical abuses

A friend sent this, probably as a gift for this great feast of Sts. Nunilo and Alodia.

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