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QUAERITUR: Are gold vestments permitted?

From a reader: Is gold a licit primary color for chasubles? I’ve seen it for many Eucharist-themed vestments, but I don’t know if that’s allowed or recommended. Yes.  Gold is allowed in the Latin Church as a primary color for … Continue reading

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Reason #756 for why Anglicans must issue “Romanorum coetibus”

On his way out, Anglican Archbp. Rowan Williams really has to get his crew to issue Romanorum coetibus.  No, really.   They are so very… progressive.  They are so far ahead of us Catholics. For example, I read in The … Continue reading

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A POLL provoked by your email! What color of vestments for your funeral?

There is a truly bizarre story coming to me in email about a rumor that His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, is now requiring priests to use either violet or black vestments for funerals rather than … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can “modern” vestments be used for the “Tridentine” Mass?

From a reader: We are in the final stages of organizing a monthly Tridentine Mass. We have everything but the “traditional” vestments. Can the Tridentine Mass be celebrated by a Priest wearing “modern” vestments? If not, what is the most … Continue reading

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Card. Ranjith works personally to improve liturgical worship in his diocese

I desire to redirect you to our friends at Rorate who have presented some exquisite reflections and directives from His Eminence Malcolm Card. Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo.  May he be emulated far and wide. You may remember that last year Card. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Color of vestments for Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Can call on you knowledgeable readers to help this priest with a question? From a priest: I have looked everywhere for an answer to the question of the required (not just proper) color for exposition of the Blessed Sacrament during … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Color of vestments for Stations of the Cross. WDTPRS POLL

From a priest reader: Father, any chance of a discussion and/or priests’ poll about the color of cope (or any cope at all) used for Stations of the Cross? When I speak to priests about this, there seems to be … Continue reading

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The “gravitational pull” and market forces

I learned from my friend Fr. Ray Blake, mighty p.p. in Brighton, that the Belgian liturgical goods maker Slabbinck is now making – I am not making this up – Roman vestments. Their stuff has never been my cup of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Size of the amice.

From a deacon about to be ordained priest: What would you consider an ideal size for an amice? If it helps, I use 46 L suits. PS I will be ordained to the priesthood this upcoming Saturday 28th. Would you … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Good Friday – vestments for other priests present

From a priest: There is a big debate happening among some of us concerning the vesture for the Liturgy of the Passion on Good Friday. On one side the camp, there is the argument that ALL priests in attendance should … Continue reading

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