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ASK FATHER: Use of a microphone during Traditional Latin Low Mass. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have recently begun to attend the Low Mass. Is there a rule that forbids the celebrant from using a small microphone so that his voice can be heard by the congregation? I know Latin and … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can einkorn flour be used for the Eucharist? It is lower in gluten.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Einkorn is a variety of wild wheat that has a different gluten structure than modern wheat. Some people with gluten sensitivities can tolerate it better. Would it still be valid material for the holy eucharist? Here … Continue reading

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22 October: Sts. Nunilo and Alodia! Virgins and Martyrs

Last year at this time I was in the Vatican gardens. I saw the “Peace Tree” where an Imam recited a sutra from the Koran intended to claim the Vatican for Allah.  Nope.  I said some very harsh things to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Prayers “for the gift of tears”

In my daily live-stream Mass today I added orations, as I often do, for various needs and purposes.   One of the sets of prayer to which I often turn in the section in the traditional Missale Romanum, the Orationes diversae, are Ad … Continue reading

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Making an upgrade to the “Two Trinities Chapel”

Above my private altar in the “Two Trinities Chapel” I have a high quality print of Murillo’s Earthly and Heavenly Trinities.  From above God the Father and God the Holy Spirit hover over the Child who stands between Mary and … Continue reading

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Control the meaning of words and you control thought. A note about #AmyConeyBarrettSCOTUS

When I worked with the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” one of our office mates was a German religious sister who had survived Dresden and then bombing in the Wuppertal.  She was one of the holiest people I’ve ever met and … Continue reading

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More emerges about Bugnini as a Freemason

At LifeSite there is a piece by Peter Kwasniewski which lays out new evidence which has turned up about the late Archbp. Annibale Bugnini being a Freemason. As you probably know, Bugnini played a role in the 1955 Holy Week … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Prayers for the Tried and Tempted

In my daily Masses, when I can, I add orations to the regular orations designated for the day.  I take these additional prayers often from the Orationes diversae section.  One of the set of prayers I select are “Pro tentatis et … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Collect 19th Sunday after Pentecost- “Why did God make you?”

The snippers and stitchers of the Consilium allowed this Sunday’s prayer to survive unscathed in the post-Conciliar editions of the Missale Romanum. The Collect still echoes the ancient sentiments of Holy Church wherever the Roman Rite’s Ordinary Use of Holy … Continue reading

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ONLINE COURSE for learning Latin responses for the Traditional Latin Mass. 5-30 October. NOW.

People often ask me what they can do to help spread celebrations of the TLM or obtain them where they are. One way is to make sure you yourself are trained in the role that you can fulfill. Priests have their … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 18th Sunday after Pentecost: Who says mercy has to be gentle? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

The Collect for Sunday Mass this week in the Extraordinary Form wound up in the Ordinary Form Missale Romanum as the Collect for Saturday in the 4th Week of Lent. Go figure. It had an ancient source in the Gelasian … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Spectacular old NEW books for children’s preparation for Confession and Communion. Beautiful, traditional!

Our forebears loved their Faith.  They lovingly handed it on because of love.. for the Faith and for us. Some of things (including churches) have been abandoned or forgotten, though they still have real value. St. Augustine Academy Press has … Continue reading

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REVIEW: 2021 TLM Ordo from the FSSP

The FSSP’s publishing arm, Fraternity Publications, has issued their 2021 Ordo for the Traditional Roman Rite. Every sacristy, every priest, needs an Ordo.   Every priest, even those who do not (yet) say the older, traditional Form, needs a traditional calendar … Continue reading

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REVIEW: New “Red Book” for use at the Traditional Latin Mass?

In these USA and elsewhere, many people who have frequented the Traditional Latin Mass, for the first time or over years, have far and wide seen the “Red Book”. The Red Book was put together by the Coalition in Support … Continue reading

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“This is how the persecution starts…”

On the sidebar I have this quote: “Who is going to save our Church? Not our bishops, not our priests and religious. It is up to you, the people. You have the minds, the eyes, and the ears to save … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can a catafalque be used in an Ordinary Form Mass?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is it permissible for the catafalque to be used in an Ordinary Form Mass? The pandemic is making visits to cemeteries very difficult. I was wondering if the catafalque could be used in our November 2 … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest says, “May Almighty God bless US” instead of “YOU”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Due to a new pastor at our parish, I’ve been hearing all sorts of novel things as Mass, and was particularly struck by the use of “May Almighty God bless US” instead of “YOU” at the … Continue reading

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REVIEW – TLM ORDO for 2021 by Romanitas Press

I recently received a pile of books from the nice folks at Romanitas Press. I’ll present them in due time. Speaking of time, however, here is their Ordo for 2021. An Ordo is indispensible. Every priest (at least!) and every … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Traditional Latin Mass Survey ONLINE

The Christus Vincit Foundation has launched a Traditional Latin Mass survey. HERE Some of the questions are… meh….  However, take the survey anyway.  It’ll take just a couple of minutes.  It doesn’t ask for many comments.

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September Ember Days 2020 – confusion about the true dates

From a reader…. QUAERITUR: I’ve seen two sets of dates for the Ember Days this September.  I thought they were supposed to be in the week after Exaltation of the Cross?  So I say a tweet from Taylor Marshall who … Continue reading

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