Category Archives: Liturgy Science Theatre 3000

Especially for discussion of liturgical abuses and wacky ideas

ADVENTCAzT 2022: 01 – 1st Sunday of Advent: “Memento mori”

A series of short daily podcasts for Advent 2022. ROMAN STATION: St. Mary Major Today, we hear about an ancient element of today’s Mass, tied to the harrowing Gospel for Mass, Luke 21:25-33. We have a reminder about inevitable death, … Read More

Posted in ADVENTCAzT, ADVENTCAzT, Four Last Things, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, PODCAzT | Tagged , , , ,
3 Comments

DIEBUS SALTEM DOMINICIS – 1st Sunday of Advent: The Drills of a Militant Church

The essence of a cliché is that it is unoriginal and often repeated. However, as the old Latin phrase goes, repetita iuvant… repeated things help. Allow me to get an initial cliché out of the way: with the 1st Sunday of … Read More

Posted in Liturgy Science Theatre 3000 | Tagged ,
Leave a comment

ADVENTCAzT 2022: 00 – Final Saturday before Advent: “Liturgy”

First of a series of short daily podcasts for Advent 2022. Today, after a quick review of what Advent is, we hear about the magnificent gift that is Holy Church’s LITURGY as explained by Bl. Ildefonso Schuster. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf … Read More

Posted in ADVENTCAzT, ADVENTCAzT, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, PODCAzT | Tagged , , ,
5 Comments

A zwischenzug

I’ve been reading something co-written by scholars whom I have hitherto respected.  These are not “libs”.   These are not Fishwrap types.  They are sound scholars.  What they signed is over-the-top ideological cant about the Novus Ordo and its Spirit-inspired glories, with a strong polemical … Read More

Posted in "But Father! But Father!", Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Save The Liturgy - Save The World, The Drill, What are they REALLY saying? |
35 Comments

“If the Eucharistic Revival doesn’t address these…”

There’s chatter about “Eucharistic Revival”.  I have my ideas about what will work, but I’m afraid that the spirit of Vatican II, at least under the control of the power-that-be, will not be able even to imagine giving them a … Read More

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity, Save The Liturgy - Save The World, The future and our choices | Tagged
21 Comments

ASK FATHER: Our bishop refuses to consecrate sacred vessels. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My parish has recently been gifted a beautiful new set of Sacred Vessels for use at Holy Mass. We have asked the bishop to bless them when he’s next due to come here for Confirmations but … Read More

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Just Too Cool, Liberals, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Pò sì jiù, Save The Liturgy - Save The World, Si vis pacem para bellum!, Wherein Fr. Z Rants | Tagged , , ,
5 Comments

In honor of Traditionis custodes… not. “Lord, we ask on this dark day – Make this nuisance go away. Amen.”

And there’s this… ACTION ITEM! Be a “Custos Traditionis”! Join an association of prayer for the reversal of “Traditionis custodes”. HERE

Posted in Lighter fare, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Save The Liturgy - Save The World, Traditionis custodes | Tagged , ,
8 Comments

DIEBUS SALTEM DOMINICIS – 22nd Sunday after Pentecost

A while ago, I ran into a claim that in the near future devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus would be more and more important. Think about how our ecclesial shepherds have, through neglect and even expressions of contempt, … Read More

Posted in Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Save The Liturgy - Save The World, WDTPRS |
10 Comments

ASK FATHER: Should priests wear the biretta when preaching? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a priestly reader… QUAERITUR: I cannot find when to use the Biretta at the Homily, should it be worn, if so, then does one wear at for the Epistle & Gospel readings in the vernacular/English? Thank you for your … Read More

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Mail from priests, Save The Liturgy - Save The World, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM, Wherein Fr. Z Rants | Tagged , ,
17 Comments

Wherein Mr. Cricket goes to the Zoo

Forgive typos… I am writing under time constraint and pressures. Biretta tip to Peter Kwasniewski  – o{]:¬) – for the following from Mr Cricket, Andrea Grillo, whose photo on his blog looks like – and it is exactly what he is … Read More

Posted in Liberals, Save The Liturgy - Save The World, The Coming Storm, The Drill, Traditionis custodes, What are they REALLY saying? |
11 Comments

2 November – All Souls, Octave, Indulgences, and YOU! – **IMPORTANT UPDATE about availability of the indulgences**

UPDATE 3 Nov ’22: A priest wrote to tell me that I was wrong about the period for the plenary indulgence during the “octave”.  He said he was sure that the period was extended for the entire month of November.  … Read More

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity, Save The Liturgy - Save The World | Tagged , ,
10 Comments

WDTPRS – 20th Sunday after Pentecost: Silence is a hallmark of the holy

This 20th Sunday after Pentecost’s ancient Collect is found without variation in the Liber Sacramentorum Gellonensis, written perhaps in Meaux, near Paris, between 790-800. The Gellone Sacramentary, which has Frankish influences, is a strand in the complicated web of manuscripts … Read More

Posted in Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, WDTPRS |
4 Comments

It’s ‘ad orientEm’ not ‘ad orientUm’ and it’s what we need right now.

The great liturgical scholar Klaus Gamber said that the de-orientation of the altar was the more destructive change after the Council. To make that clear: The priest celebrating Mass facing the people did more damage to the Faith than anything … Read More

Posted in Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity, Save The Liturgy - Save The World, SESSIUNCULA, Turn Towards The Lord | Tagged , ,
18 Comments

ASK FATHER: Father rushes through the weekly Novena. What to do?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: At my parish, we have a new pastoral administrator….  Don’t know the whole story, but suffice it to say that Fr. W does not really seem to want to be in parish ministry.  Our parish has … Read More

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, GO TO CONFESSION, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Our Catholic Identity, Our Solitary Boast, Save The Liturgy - Save The World, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices | Tagged
6 Comments

Male service at the altar

A friend and long-time internet colleague – once a member of the staff of the ancient Catholic Forum on Compuserve! – sent the following from a blog called Harvey Millican 2.0: Musings of a Trad Dad: “These Our Men“. I … Read More

Posted in Hard-Identity Catholicism, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Save The Liturgy - Save The World | Tagged
10 Comments

VIDEO about the Chartres Pilgrimage: Guardians of Tradition

For the second time today I choked up a little. The first time was this morning during Mass.  The profundity of the moment, place, act smothered me and I could barely breathe. Let not the partaking of Thy Body, O … Read More

Posted in ¡Hagan lío!, Be The Maquis, Brick by Brick, GO TO CONFESSION, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Save The Liturgy - Save The World, Si vis pacem para bellum!, The future and our choices | Tagged ,
6 Comments

ASK FATHER: 1st Communion at a special Mass rather than at a regular Sunday Mass

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I am wondering about the practice of holding First Holy Communions at the regular Sunday Masses instead of a special, separate Mass for the whole class.  My own was on a Saturday, with 60 other CCD … Read More

Posted in Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged
30 Comments

Ad repellendas tempestates… Prayers for the repelling of storms.

In the 1962 Missale Romanum there are prayers “in order to repel storms”.  I am using these prayers now in the face of hurricane Ian. The prayers are ancient, to be found in the 5th c. Gelasian Sacramentary (PL 74) in “XLVII. … Read More

Posted in ACTION ITEM!, Global Killer Asteroid Questions, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Look! Up in the sky!, Save The Liturgy - Save The World, SESSIUNCULA | Tagged
1 Comment

ASK FATHER: Hand missals in large print for people with low vision

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Do you know of anyone who prints missals in large print? My wife has what is called low vision. Perhaps one of your regular readers knows this. Looking around a little I found these. St Joseph … Read More

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000 | Tagged ,
2 Comments

♬ “Let Church Bulletins Keep Silence” ♬

As you may remember “Rome”, in their micromangerial zeal for the faithful being mauled by their pastoral care, forbade that Mass times for TLMs be put in parish bulletins. Some priests started calling their TLM the “Youth Mass”, for obvious … Read More

Posted in Lighter fare, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Traditionis custodes |
11 Comments