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WDTPRS 8th Sunday after Pentecost (1962MR): Being even more ourselves.

Today’s Collect is from the ancient Veronese Sacramentary and the Gelasian and the so-called Gregorian. It survived the liturgical tailors with their scissors and thread to live on in the post-Conciliar Missale Romanum on Thursday of the 1st week of … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Palm Sunday – The Transforming Example

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week.  The Sacred Triduum (triduum from tres dies – “three day space”) were once days of obligation when people were freed from servile work so that they could attend the liturgies, once celebrated … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 5th Sunday of Lent (Novus Ordo): His love lives and works in and through us

Traditionally this upcoming Sunday is called First Passion Sunday or First Sunday of the Passion.  “Passiontide” begins. It is also known as Iudica Sunday, from the first word of the Introit of Mass (from Ps 42/41), and sometimes Repus (from … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Collect 6th Sunday of Easter – “busy love”

Here is this week’s Collect, for the 6th Sunday of Easter: Fac nos, omnipotens Deus, hos laetitiae dies, quos in honorem Domini resurgentis exsequimur, affectu sedulo celebrare, ut quod recordatione percurrimus semper in opere teneamus. This is glued together from … 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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Reading Benedict Through Francis: Exploring ‘Lumen fidei 13’

Pope Benedict/Francis’ new encyclical, Lumen fidei (download PDF HERE), has some rich paragraphs. One in particular rang a deep bell for me. I think Benedict wove in an argument in favor of a particular style of liturgical worship.  See what … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Altar Boys

My friend Fr. Stephen Reynolds in Sugar Land, Texas has been doing some great things. Here is the latest in some videos about worship and the life of the parish. [wp_youtube]EXIWMh7v3Kg[/wp_youtube] Fr. Z Kudos to Fr. Reynolds!

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Unless you recover the words, you can’t recover the concepts.

When you change the words, you change the concepts. The liberal progressivist liturgical terrorist reformers were successful in changing our way of speaking about our sacred liturgical worship. For example, they made us – and no one asked them to … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Elements of the Extraordinary Form in the Ordinary Form

From a reader: Can the Last Gospel and the prayers at the foot of the altar be a part of the Ordinary Form? Also, can the priest say, “May the body of Our Lord Jesus Christ preserve your soul unto … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Father makes stuff up during Mass.

From a reader: At my parish, when the priest is done reading the Gospel, he says not only “the Gospel of the Lord” but “the Good News, the Gospel of the Lord“. Also, when Mass is ended, our priest says … Continue reading

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Just Too Cool: Options for Divine Office sung in Gregorian chant – ONLINE

There are times when as I work or drive or walk I listen to the Office sung by Benedictine monks. For those of you who would like to get to know more about Gregorian chant, or start a schola, I … Continue reading

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Revision of English “Liturgy of the Hours” to begin

I noticed this in the newsletter of the USCCB’s Committee for Divine Worship: Liturgy of the Hours Among the many liturgical books affected by the implementation of the Roman Missal, Third Edition, none has generated more questions or interest than … Continue reading

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To speak or not to speak: that is the question! Active Participation and the Extraordinary Form

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! At Crisis I found an interesting piece about the older, traditional form of Holy Mass in the Roman Rite and “active participation”. In the article “The Traditional Mass is Not a Spectator Sport by … Continue reading

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Four minutes on what happened with the Council and what young people want now

Fr. Kramer, Pastor of the Extraordinary Form parish in Rome, explains the situation: [wp_youtube]ZLeomOG3bN8[/wp_youtube]

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“To me, the most serious element in all this was the breach of fundamental, liturgical consciousness.”

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! In Co-Workers of the Truth: Meditations for Every Day of the Year, from the works Joseph Ratzinger (you know who) for 25 April we read a blurb from his perennially useful Feast of Faith (US … Continue reading

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