Tag Archives: Say The Black – Do The Red

QUAERITUR: How to prevent a priest from ad-libbing during Mass

From a reader:
I hung around after Confession today to go to daily Mass at the Cathedral, and when the priest got to the part that’s normally, “Happy are those who are called to His supper,” the priest completely re-wrote it … Continue reading

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Ex ore infantium

From a reader:
I thought you might find some humor in what happened after Mass this morning.
Our family attended Mass this morning and a visiting priest presided.
After the Mass my five year-old leaned over to me and whispered, “Daddy I want … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: New translation and inclusive language

From a reader:
What is and is not currently allowed to be used at Mass? What will and won’t be allowed after November? What falls into the “bad but nothing to be done about it” category and what can be taken … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: I didn’t understand the words of absolution as spoken

Every time I post about the variations priests impose by their own self-centered authority on the celebration of sacraments, and the confusion it causes members of the faithful, questions multiply in my inbox. 
"But Father! But Father!", some say.  "This … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick in Oakland, CA

For your Brick by Brick file a reader in the Diocese of Oakland wrote:
His Excellency, Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, will visit St. Margaret Mary’s Church for the second time on May 20, 2010 (Thursday). Bishop Cordileone will administer the Sacrament … Continue reading

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