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WDTPRS: 2nd Sunday after Epiphany (Novus Ordo: 2nd Ordinary): a “liturgical unicorn”

COVID-1984 (aka the cursed Wuhan Devil) Media lies and political collaboration Mass psychosis formation Suppression of freedoms Open persecution of traditional Catholics Cancel culture in the Church I can’t think of a time when it was more important to beg … Read More

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WDTPRS: The Traditional Latin Mass and the NON-Traditional Latin Mass (Novus Ordo) are NOT the same simply because they are both in Latin. Wherein Fr. Z explains also the motives of those who attack the TLM.

The hatred shown for traditional sacred liturgical worship of the Roman Church, and the excuses claimed for its marginalization and extirpation are rooted in more than “Spirit of Vatican II” ideology and it’s companion specter, the papalatrous “Spirit of Vatican … Read More

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WDTPRS – 30th Ordinary Sunday: “In His will is our peace.”

In the Novus Ordo this Sunday it is the 30th Sunday of what an old friend of mine (rest in peace) called “Greater Meatloaf Season”. Let’s look at upcoming Sunday’s Novus Ordo Collect.  This prayer has a precedent in the … Read More

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WDTPRS – 26th Ordinary Sunday: Out of our gourds with anger at God for not conforming to our will

We explore the mystery of true mercy this 26th Ordinary Sunday. Perhaps we can pick up something helpful for dealing with the cruelty with which those of a traditional leaning are being treated by the papalatrous Modernists right now.  Perhaps … Read More

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WDTPRS- Exaltation of the Cross and Basil Emeritus

Let’s look at the Collects for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross in both the Ordinary and the Extraordinary Form, Novus Ordo (1970MR etc.) and the Vetus Ordo (1962MR of St John XXIII).  These are now, apparently acknowledge … Read More

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WDTPRS – 24th Ordinary Sunday: Does it really make a difference to offer prayers to God?

Given The Present Crisis™ – exacerbated by the antics of Francis with Traditionis custodes and the manifest incompetence and faithlessness of Biden – and the call, often taken up now, for prayer and more prayer, we might consider: Does it … Read More

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WDTPRS – 23rd Ordinary Sunday (N.O.): Our perfectly amazing adoption

The Collect for the 23rd Ordinary Sunday – this Sunday – was not in any pre-Conciliar edition of the Roman Missal, but it was in the 8th century Gelasian Sacramentary in a section for evening prayers during Paschaltide.  You have … Read More

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WDTPRS – 22nd Ordinary Sunday: O mighty God of hosts, graft into our hearts the love of Your Name!

In the Sanctus of Holy Mass and, in the great Te Deum, we echo the myriads of angels bowed low in the liturgy of heaven before God’s throne: “Holy, Holy, Holy LORD GOD SABAOTH …. God of “heavenly hosts”. With … Read More

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WDTPRS – 21st Ordinary Sunday: The smoke of Satan v. Invisible love

Let’s look at the Collect for the upcoming 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time: Deus, qui fidelium mentes unius efficis voluntatis, da populis tuis id amare quod praecipis, id desiderare quod promittis, ut, inter mundanas varietates, ibi nostra fixa sint corda, … Read More

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WDTPRS: Vespers hymn for Mondays – Immense caeli Conditor

It is good sometimes to sit and really drill into the hymns for the liturgical Hours, rather than just read them through – familiar as they become with repetition (the essence of liturgical rites).  It helps to know the melodies, … Read More

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WDTPRS – 11th Sunday after Pentecost: we need a healthy “pessimism”

With a minor variation this week’s Collect was in the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary.  It survived the cut to live on in the Novus Ordo Missale Romanum as the Collect on the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, qui … Read More

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WDTPRS – 19th Ordinary Sunday: God will come to us not as “stranger God”, but as Father God!

The Collect for the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time was not in previous editions Missale Romanum before the 1970 Novus Ordo. It has roots in the 9th century Sacramentary of Bergamo and thus is ancient text.   Well… sort of. Note that … Read More

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WDTPRS – 18th Ordinary Sunday: cold reality, warming confidence

When the priest, alter Christus, says our prayers during Holy Mass, Christ, Head of the Body, speaks. His words have power to form us. Formed according to the mind of the Church, we Catholics then go out from Mass to … Read More

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A particular word in the Collect for St. James

Today is the Feast of St James the Greater, Apostle, brother of John and a of Zebedee. He was put to death probably in AD 42.  His feast marks the translation of his relics. Although today is a Sunday, which … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Do priests who celebrate only in the vernacular really know what they are saying?

From a reader…. QUAERITUR: I recently discovered the SCDF declaration Instauratio liturgica (Jan. 25, 1974), which says that the meaning of a translated sacramental formula is that of the original Latin, understood according to the mind of the Church. Especially … Read More

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WDTPRS – 7th Sunday after Pentecost: God can neither deceive nor be deceived

In the traditional Roman calendar this Sunday is the 7th Sunday after Pentecost. Today’s Collect survived the cutting and pasting experts of the Consilium to live on as the Collect for the 9th Sunday of Ordinary Time. COLLECT (1962MR): Deus, … Read More

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WDTPRS – 6th Sunday after Pentecost: mercy and zeal

Please flip open your own trusty copy of the  edited by Leo Cunibert Mohlberg, OSB (in other words the Gelasian Sacramentary and yes, it is “Aeclesiae”.). You will find Sunday’s ancient Collect in the second group of prayers for Sundays.  … Read More

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WDTPRS – Sts Peter & Paul – Collect (2002MR): “holy and venerable joy”

The Collect for the Novus Ordo of the Mass forf the Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul is in part inspired by that of the parallel prayer in the 1962 Missale Romanum.  It a new creation, though not entirely new. COLLECT: … Read More

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WDTPRS: 5th Sunday after Pentecost – Snatched up into invisible love

This Sunday’s prayer is at least as old as the Gelasian Sacramentary.  It has survived the post-Conciliar revisions to live again on the 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time.  The version in the Novus Ordo, however, adds a comma after ut. COLLECT – (1962 Missale Romanum): … Read More

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WDTPRS – 4th Sunday after Pentecost: “O Captain, my Captain!”

I may have quoted Whitman, but, no, I’m not talking about Abraham Lincoln.  After all, I’m not a racist. Are you sick of the madness?  Let’s put that aside. Sunday’s prayer is found in ancient sacramentaries, such as the Veronese and … Read More

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