Category Archives: Liturgy Science Theatre 3000

Especially for discussion of liturgical abuses and wacky ideas

PRIESTS: Are you available to take a “Gregorian Mass” intention? UPDATE

UPDATE 29 May: Priests responded: Right now, the number of priests available, waiting in my email: 0 If lay people want a Gregorian Mass set, write to me HERE.  Put in the subject line GREGORIAN MASS REQUEST  Only that.  I’ll … Continue reading

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WISCONSIN: Churches specifically targeted with restrictions as other buildings open. ACTION ITEM!

This. Where I am, after the county said that churches could open up to 25% capacity, like many businesses such as gyms and movie theaters, they then reversed their rule and will now force churches to have only 50 people, … Continue reading

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A priest learns the Traditional Latin Mass during COVID-1984

In contrast to the pure stupid coming up in COVID-1984 time, there are bright spots. I was directed to a blog post by a priest, Fr. Joseph Faulkner of St. Wenceslaus in (I love this name) Wahoo, Nebraska.  I have … Continue reading

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New layers of stupid emerge during COVID-1984: violation of anonymity of penitents seeking Confession

COVID-1984 Melodrammavirus is bringing out new layers of stupid, hitherto theorized, but not yet experienced. On Fakebook I saw: Really? Now I read this at Stream: I Went to Confession. Was Asked to Give My Name for Contact Tracing. I … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Mass at a side altar during Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament? And a short rant.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: It is permissible for to have Public Mass at a side altar during Adoration.? And does it matter that the side altar is in the sanctuary, which is quite small? It just seems odd to me … Continue reading

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How stupid are things getting in this time of Coronavirus, you ask?

How stupid are things getting in this time of coronavirus, you ask? Here are a couple of examples. How NOT to do things. Concelebration. This is wrong is so many ways. Not that this nitwit doesn’t have a paten with … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM: A tip for receiving Communion on the tongue in time of COVID-1984: HOLD YOUR BREATH!

In this time of COVID-1984, where up is down and back is front and clocks are melting off the edges of tables, there are some in high places in the Church who are determined to ban Communion on the tongue.  … Continue reading

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Fearmongering @JamesMartinSJ goes to the zoo on national TV about churches reopening and about @RealDonaldTrump

Last night when I heard on Martha MacCallum’s show on FNC that Jesuit homosexualist activist Fr. James Martin was up to talk about the lockdown and reopening of churches after Pres. Trump’s comments about opening places of worship, I had … Continue reading

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UPDATE: BAPTISMAL FONT PROJECT – INSTALLATION! Video message to YOU READERS!

I have GREAT news! Do you remember that last October, while I was in Rome, we had a fundraiser for “new”, but antique, baptismal font for the church Santissima Trinita dei Pelegrini (my adoptive parish in Rome)?  That is the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What is physically required for the laity to participate at Mass?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: What is physically required for the laity to participate at Mass? If the laity cannot enter the church building, is outdoor Mass required for the laity to be able to participate? If one can follow the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can you fulfill your Sunday Mass obligation during “lockdown” by watching online?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: While on lockdown, can watching (within a sunday) a replayed online mass fulfill the sunday mass obligation? Or must one have to watch the online sunday mass in real time to fulfill this obligation? First of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “Why aren’t Masses restarted without Holy Communion?”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, thank you so much for the live streamed daily Mass. I’m ‘attend’ every day since you started and it has kept me focused on what’s important. My question: I thought that the Holy Sacrifice of … Continue reading

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Prot. N. 655/09/L v. can. 223 and bishops restricting Communion on the tongue

Remember 2009? H1N1 “Swine Flu” Pandemic.  Right? Here’s some food for thought for bishops out there who think that they can simply run over the law – and people – via the excuse of can. 223. Meanwhile, in a US … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: You are against dropping Hosts onto hands, but you drop the Host every day during Mass!

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father Z your blog is great and I’ve learn many things on it.  I have to point out an inconsistency.  On 5 May you yourself had a “spittle-flecked nutty” about a diocese which tells priests to … Continue reading

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A bishop reverses his restriction on Communion on the tongue.

During this Chinese COVID-1984 virus pandemic, some bishops have, ultra vires, improperly restricted Communion on the tongue, ostensibly out of concern for public health.  When questioned, some have succumbed to the temptation to double-down on poorly crafted and unfortunately worded … Continue reading

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