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LENTCAzT 2019 13 – Monday in the 2nd Week: Kneeling at Mass, its actual liturgical function

These daily 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season. Today is Monday in the 2nd Week of Lent.     Martin Mosebach explains more about … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2019 – 12 – 2nd Sunday of Lent: God is more lenient than you

These daily 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season. Today is the 2nd Sunday of Lent.     Martin Mosebach explains more about kneeling.  Mosebach’s book The … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2019 – 11 – Saturday in the 1st Week of Lent: The imperial epiphany and the tabernacle

These daily 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season. Today is EMBER Saturday in the 1st Week of Lent.     Joseph Ratzinger explains the … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2019 – 10 Friday in the 1st Week of Lent: The involuntary, personal response to a gracious epiphany

These daily 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season. Today is EMBER Friday in the 1st Week of Lent.   Remember, it’s Friday in Lent. … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2019 – 09 Thursday in the 1st Week of Lent: Kneeling expresses what standing does not

These daily 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season. Today is Thursday in the 1st Week of Lent. Fr. James Jackson helps us to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can a bishop forbid kneeling for Communion?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have a few sincere questions and I believe answers to them may help other readers, too. For years I have heard it said that the “universal norm” for receiving Holy Communion is kneeling and on the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: I’m 80 and I can’t kneel for Communion at a Traditional Mass

The other day Bp. Morlino told the priests of the Diocese of Madison that they should encourage their congregations to kneel to receive Holy Communion on the tongue. This is a wonderful development which will make a great difference in parishes … Continue reading

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Banning kneeling violates religious freedom

At HPR Fr. Regis Scalon, OFM.Cap. has a good piece which might be sent to ever parish priest who seeks to force people not to kneel during Mass. Here is the introductory section: Kneeling Ban: Good Liturgy or Loss of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Isn’t the priest supposed to genuflect after the elevation?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Has the rubric requiring priests to genuflect after showing the Eucharistic Species to the people been altered? Did someone get an indult or something so that bowing is now legitimate? I wonder because at our local … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Do I sin if I don’t stand while the tabernacle is open?

From a reader: Today at mass, our priest told the congregation that the archbishop wanted to emphasize that the people should remain standing after communion until the tabernacle is closed. This is to emphasize the unity of the people. If … Continue reading

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Kneeless in Seattle

From Fr. Carota’s blog: I received this text message yesterday (Sunday) from a young man who is a member of “Juventutem” and had to go to Seattle for work.   When he went to mass there, this is what happened: … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: How to get a people to return to Communion on the tongue?

From a priest (edited): During my retreat the subject of Communion in the hand while standing came up. We were told that we need to instill reverence. Our Lord is so mistreated today. One of the priests said there is … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: The GIRM is silent about a couple things. Fr. Z says “So what?!”

From a reader: #1: Some persons make the Sign of the Cross when the priest closes the Act of Penitence (‘May Almighty God have mercy on us . . . ‘), but this is not mentioned in the GIRM. Is … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can Father require all servers to stand to receive Communion?

From a reader: My 10-year-old son, who daily receives Holy Communion on his tongue while kneeling (and in fact has never received standing) just completed altar server instruction. He was told that when he serves, he must receive standing!!! (for … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Is it an insult for deacons to kneel during the consecration? (I’m not making this up.)

From a deacon: I was reprimanded today for kneeling at the altar during consecration and told there is an insult in the US church against this -I can find no documents that lead me to believe this is true. Any … Continue reading

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