Category Archives: Save The Liturgy – Save The World

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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12 September 1683: The Battle of Vienna and the Feast of the Holy Name of Mary

In the Divine Praises we pray: Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother. Today, 12 September, is the Feast of the Holy Name of Mary. Devotion to the name of Mary was at first in Spain, by Carmelites.  … Read More

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“The liturgical reform was ‘sold,’ so to speak, on a mighty promise of the countless wonderful blessings it could not fail to bring to the Church.”

I read a story at CNA about a diocese in the Netherlands where the wonderous springtime of Vatican II has revolutionized all of Catholic life. So successful has the Vatican II reform been, that the Diocese of Roermond has said … Read More

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Novus Ordo as Used Car Lot?

In general, I don’t want to know anything about the personal lives or thoughts of actors or other celebrities.  If I go to a movie, I don’t want to know that the person on the screen is really a moronic … Read More

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The Vetus Ordo shall not go away and for good reasons. VIDEO. Wherein Fr. Z rants about the Vetus and the Novus.

The Vetus Ordo is not going away.  No matter how much pressure and repression, no matter how much persecution of priests and marginalization of lay people certain “shepherds” apply, it will remain and grow stronger in ways they fear more … Read More

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Liturgical Question: Which of these is NOT like the other?

Which one of these things is not like the others? A) Cross-hatched loaf.   Get a a little cheese, some slices of sausage, some wine… what’s not to like? B)  Hot Cross Buns.  Hot from the oven!  Yum. C)  The “bread” … Read More

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ASK FATHER: A priest asks, “Is it okay to learn how to say the Traditional Latin Mass?” Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a priest… QUAERITUR: Is it okay to learn how to say the Traditional Latin Mass? Where are we at with the whole overblown, skewed notion of obedience and authority today that it would enter into a priest’s mind that … Read More

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Wherein Fr. Z rants and recommends a must read entry at NLM

The Council Fathers of Vatican II voted overwhelmingly to approve some few mandates that would result in a reform of the Roman Rite. A body was assembled to implement that reform.  It was operated by radical ideologues who had their … Read More

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