Category Archives: Liturgy Science Theatre 3000

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Wherein Fr. Hunwicke made me laugh.

Fr. Hunwicke has, at his indispensable blog, an informative piece which literally made me laugh. Father immediately drew my attentive reading through his title: “Papa Lambertini’s conundrum”. Papa Lambertini is, as you know, one of my favorites favourites among the … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL: Feast of the Transfiguration – special blessing of grapes!

Go buy some grapes and take them to the priest  for the Feast of the Transfiguration (tomorrow, 6 August), with a page from the Rituale Romanum (HERE). The Roman calendar has many little treasures which remind us of how our … Continue reading

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URGENT: CDF responds to ‘dubia’ about the baptismal formula, “WE baptize you….”

I have to issue an important correction. Back in 2009, I answered a question about the validity of the form for baptism: “We baptize you…”.  I wrote at the time that my first inclination was that that was invalid.  Then … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 183: Bp. Schneider’s call for a Crusade of Eucharistic Reparation – ACTION ITEM!

Bp. Schneider has called for a Crusade of Eucharistic Reparation. He released a text on his site, Gloria Dei, about sins against the Blessed Sacrament, offences against our Lord in the Eucharist, and the need of such a coordinated campaign. … Continue reading

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Notes about how the relics of the Old Testament Maccabees martyrs reached Rome

This is an interesting day liturgically. It is the Feast of the Holy Maccabees, Old Testament Martyrs, and it is also the Feast of St. Peter in Chains associated with the Basilica of St. Peter ad vincula in Rome. The … Continue reading

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Lammas – Loaf Mass Day – 1 August

Call it what you will, 1 August, Feast of St. Peter in Chains, Feast of the Holy Maccabees, it is also Lammas. Noooo…. not the big hairy sheep. Lammas is Anglo-Saxon hlaf-mas or Loaf Mass.   This is a first fruits  harvest … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen and NEW BOOK: Patum Piperium and Christ The Liturgy

A little while ago, a reader in Blighty sent me some Patum Piperium, having described his use of it as a fine smear over well-toasted bread. “Patum Piperium!”, I piped up. “That’s interesting!” He sent me some.  It is very … Continue reading

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The Traditional Latin Mass is going to be a key to any positive future for Catholicism in these USA.

The plural of anecdote is “data”. COVID-1984 has accelerated a force operating on the Church as inexorably as The Biological Solution works on us all:  a huge demographic sinkhole is opening under the Church.  Shortly, everything is going to look … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: If Mass is being streamed to a hall for overflow attendance, are those people at Mass?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’m an usher at my parish. Because of the scamdemic, the bishop wants spacing enforced. For Sunday Mass, I’m being asked to sit “overflow” in the parish hall, though in reality, there is plenty of space. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Purify a ciborium using a cloth purificator?

From a Jesuit priest… QUAERITUR: I have a question regarding purification: In the Vetus Ordo, it is customary to purify the paten with the thumb and index finger. What is the correct way to purify a ciborium? In the Novus … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 8th after Pentecost (NO: 17th Ordinary) 2020

Was there a GOOD point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass for your Sunday, either live or on the internet? Let us know what it was. Also, are you churches opening up?  What was attendance like? For … Continue reading

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26 July – Traditional Latin Mass – 8th Sunday after Pentecost – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5)

I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: 8th Sunday after Pentecost Prayers Added: St. Anne, Mother of the B.V.M. After Mass: Prayer in time of pandemic Will … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 8th Sunday after Pentecost (1962MR): Be all that you can be!

Today’s Collect – for Mass and the Office on this 8th Sunday after Pentecost – is found in the ancient Veronese Sacramentary and the Gelasian and the so-called Gregorian. It survived the liturgical tailors with their scissors and thread to … Continue reading

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GUEST POST from a priest: “The Holy See has become a dumpster fire, and the boldness of the Gospel is wanting.”

GUEST POST: From a priest reader of this blog… I am grateful that your ministry serves as a voice for many faithful and Traditional Catholics. I have come a long way from hostility to the usus antiquor to being convinced … Continue reading

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VIDEO VIRTUAL CONFERENCE 24-26 July: Catholics INFormation Conference

FYI… I’m a participant in an online, video, virtual conference put together by Fr. Leo Patalinghug, called Catholics INFormation Conference: Learn. Integrate. Live Your Faith. The virtual conference will be held on 24-26 July Tickets are on sale for the conference.  … Continue reading

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