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A Jesuit’s brilliant notions about needed liturgical reform. What could go wrong?

The liberal-biased Religion News Service has run a piece by Jesuit Thomas Reese. The future of Catholic liturgical reform It is every bit as bad as you might imagine. A Jesuit on liturgy… after all. First, you might remember that Reese … Read More

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14 April: St. Justin, martyr

Today is the feast of St. Justin, Martyr, who was killed in about 165. COLLECT (1962): Deus, qui per stultitiam crucis eminentem Iesu Christi scientiam beatum Iustinum Martyrem mirabíliter docuisti; eius nobis intercessione concede; ut, errorum circumventione depulsa, fidei firmitatem … Read More

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Video: WE ARE OUR RITES

I always enjoy the photos and videos of young boy playing Mass.  Children are naturally liturgical. Of course Holy Church breathes with both lungs, East and West. This is terrific.  “Divine Liturgy” according to the young. WE ARE OUR RITES

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POLL: Traditional Latin Mass with VERNACULAR readings for low Masses

There are groups which celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass and which, for Low Mass, have their readings in the vernacular. Alternatively, for example on a Sunday, while the priest reads the reading at the altar in Latin, someone reads the … Read More

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The Easter Sequence: Victimae paschali laudes

20 April will be the 14th anniversary of the death of Msgr Richard Schuler.  A great deal as been written about him and we all owe a debt of gratitude to him for what he did. In his memory, and … Read More

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PASCHALCAzT 2021: 48 – Easter Monday: “We can live in peace.”

For Lent, and now the Octave of Easter, I offer daily 5 minute podcasts.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season. Today is Easter Monday. … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Why doesn’t baptism require a delegation from the bishop?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Why is it that some sacraments require a delegation from the bishop, i.e., penance and marriage? Why doesn’t baptism fall under this heading? The reason that baptism doesn’t require delegation from the bishop or the pastor … Read More

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PASCHALCAzT 2021: 47 – Easter Sunday: “We sing and we walk”

Happy Easter! For Lent, and now the Octave of Easter I am offering daily 5 minute podcasts.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season. Today … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2021: 46 – Holy Saturday: “The sacramental character of the solemnity”

For Lent I offer daily 5 minute podcasts.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season.  The Roman Station tonight for the Vigil is Saint John … Read More

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VIDEO: See a “liturgical unicorn” – Chrism Mass in the Traditional Roman Rite

This is one of the rarest of liturgical rites in the Church right now: the Holy Thursday – yes, Holy Thursday – Chrism Mass in the Traditional Roman Rite, the Vetus Ordo, the Extraordinary Form. This was streamed from the US … Read More

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Benedict XVI’s 2012 sermon for Holy Thursday’s “Lord’s Supper” Mass – a theology of kneeling

The Pope’s sermon for Holy Mass evening “Supper” Mass in 2012.  HERE Within this sermon there is a tremendous reflection on the posture of kneeling. My emphases and comments: Dear Brothers and Sisters! Holy Thursday is not only the day … Read More

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WDTPRS – Spy Wednesday – Lent’s final Collect

The term “Spy” Wednesday is probably an allusion to Christ’s betrayal by Judas. This prayer was the Collect for this same day in the 1962 Missale Romanum. It was also in the ancient Gregorian Sacramentary in both the Hadrianum and … Read More

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Latin version of Good Friday Prayer for “Pandemic Time” (2020)

UPDATE: It seems that the “Pandemic prayer” was approved for this year as well.  HERE A friend contacted me saying that their local diocese had mandated the use of the Good Friday Prayer issued last year for “Pandemic Time”.  That … Read More

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GALLUP: US Church membership declining FAST

I’ve been incessantly writing and talking about a “demographic sinkhole” opening up under the Church in these USA. Gallup published (oddly, under “Politics”) about US Church membership.  When you go over there to read the article, be aware that they … Read More

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Card. Zen writes an Open Letter to Card. Sarah about the St. Peter’s Suppression of Masses

Open Letter to Cardinal Sarah To His Eminence Card. Robert Sarah Dear Eminence, Pain and indignation invade my heart to hear certain incredible news: They have forbidden private masses in St. Peter’s!?https://t.co/MTwcPzAiGw — Joseph Zen (@CardJosephZen) March 30, 2021 CNA … Read More

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Card. Sarah – @Card_R_Sarah – calls for reversal of the St. Peter’s Suppression of daily Masses

At the National Catholic Register (never to be confused with the Fishwrap), we read that Robert Card. Sarah has joined his voice to those of Cards. Raymond L. Burke, Gerhard L. Müller and Walter Brandmüller, who have objected to the St. … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2021: 40 – Palm Sunday of Holy Week: Sacramental reality

For Lent I offer daily 5 minute podcasts.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season.  The Roman Station today is St. John Lateran. Today is … Read More

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WDTPRS: Palm Sunday – an example so perfect that it transforms us

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week.  Holy week includes the Sacred Triduum. The principal ceremonies of the Palm Sunday Mass include the blessing of palm branches (or olive branches in some parts of the world, such as Rome) … Read More

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ASK FATHER: 1st Friday Communion and pre-55 Good (1st) Friday (no Communion): What to do?

I had this question come in…. QUAERITUR: I’m curious to know what happens to First Friday and First Saturday devotions when the Triduum falls on those days. I’ve searched the Internet a bit and cannot readily locate guidance. Is it … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2021: 38 – Friday in the 5th Week of Lent – Passiontide: Sorrows

For Lent I offer daily 5 minute podcasts.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season.  The Roman Station today is Santo Stefano Rotondo. Today is … Read More

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