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Rome: Mass at St. John Lateran for Dedication – wierd

I saw some of the video of the Mass at the Lateran, Rome’s Cathedral Church, for the feast of its dedication, 9 November. Strange.  Two things. Where are the altar candles? What’s with shapeless bag albs and no cinctures?   There … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Dedication of St. John Lateran

This is the Feast of the Dedication of the Papal Archbasilica of the Most Holy Savior and St John the Baptist and St John the Evangelist, which we call St John Lateran.  Rome’s Cathedral was solemnly consecrated on 9 November … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Should I accept an invitation to be installed as an acolyte?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: First, thanks. Your blog helped me find my way back into the Church after many years and was very formative for me. I and several other men I’m close with have been asked by our pastor … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: For Communion can I chose to go only to the priest and not the lay ministers?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I felt very uncomfortable when I attended a weekday Novus Ordo mass and the priest called up 3 EMs (when there was maybe 40 people) and then positioned himself on one of the sides to hand … Continue reading

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FISHWRAP: Piteous tirade about the people who attend the Traditional Latin Mass

Happily, I had not sullied my eyes with a glimpse of the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) for some time.  Then I received a message from a priest friend asking if I had seen the opinion piece there about the Traditional … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass that fulfilled your Sunday Obligation? What was it? For my part… I have some jocular introductory remarks about the TMSM and singing. I’ll start the video … Continue reading

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New GREEN vestments from “Sacra Domus Aurea”

When you love someone, you lavish attention. You provide the best and the beautiful. In Madison that is what we are trying to do with Holy Mass. Our Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison (please donate! – 501(c)(3)) … Continue reading

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The numbers are growing and the “gravitational pull” is getting stronger

Did you all see the article in the Washington Examiner? It tells us something that we all know. All of us, even the libs. Some day, more bishops are going to admit that this is a trend. Then we’ll see what … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 31st Ordinary Sunday: RUN! RUN! RUN!

The Collect for the 31st Ordinary Sunday, which was in the ancient Veronese Sacramentary, is also found in the Extraordinary Form on the 12th Sunday after Pentecost. Omnipotens et misericors Deus, de cuius munere venit, ut tibi a fidelibus tuis … Continue reading

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Archbp. Cordileone answers some questions

Coming up in November, His Excellency Most Rev. Salvatore Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, will celebrate a Pontifical Mass at the Throne at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Those interested can learn more about the Mass of the Americas … Continue reading

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10 Dec now Memorial of Our Lady of Loreto (Novus Ordo) – LATIN PROBLEM ALERT

In the Bolletino yesterday, we read that Francis has made 10 December in the Novus Ordo an Optional Memorial (Memoria ad libitum) for Our Lady of Loreto. The decree from the Congregation for Divine Worship is in the above-linked Bolletino … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – ALL SAINTS – Holy Day of OBLIGATION in 2019

Thursday 1 November 2017 is a Holy Day of OBLIGATION. Check your parish schedules for Masses. For our part, there will be a Missa Cantata at St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff, WI, in the Extraordinary Form.  6:30 PM. The Collect for today’s … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 27th Ordinary Sunday: Of ashes, beggars and you

When we pray with the right attitude, particularly when kneeling before the altar of Sacrifice, joined in heart and mind with our mediator, the priest, Christ Himself makes up for what we are incapable of accomplishing on our own. St. … Continue reading

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First, Francis on “Hockey Rules” and now this?!?

The other day Francis addressed an international ice hockey group about the importance of rules. And now this. He spoke about the importance of Gregorian chant. “Together you can better engage in singing as an integral part of the liturgy, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Reader Request – Program for 1st Mass (TLM)

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Do you have an example of a program for a priest’s first Mass? Specifically, one that could catechize non-practicing Catholics or non-Catholics who might attend by explaining what goes on during the Liturgy? Thank you and … Continue reading

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