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- JonPatrick: “The Gospel is the Lord’s parable about the sower of seeds. Some seeds make it but many do not. Some people hear the Word of God and it bears fruit. Many hear it and fail. It is...
- WVC: With regard to the “red book” ; – caution to anyone out there thinking of teaching old dogs new tricks. I once attended the Latin Mass at a very well known church which had...
- Archlaic: In the absence of definitive rubrics legitimate variations in custom did indeed occur̷ 0; I am reminded of the anecdote about Hilaire Belloc attending Mass in NYC: at a certain point...
- JonPatrick: It’s strange how the US is invoked as the ones likely to schism. Wow if we are somehow the bastion of conservati vism in the Church, things must be worse than I thought.
- JonPatrick: Father made an analogy using a person who when first learning to drive just learns the rules of the road and to obey them but later as they become more experience d they learn the...
- veritas vincit: Good to know the Holy Name Society is not entirely a thing of the past!
- anotherphilothea: Our priest worked in some very good points about the redemptive nature of suffering, and that we should never imagine that we will achieve some state of holiness that guarant...
- Andrew Saucci: What struck me about the first table above is that the consistenc ies are more striking than the difference s. Still, perhaps it is time for better materials; I recently thought...
- mibethda: A couple of years ago, Romanitas Press came out with a Mass Assistance Card for the use of the laity in determinin g the appropriat e posture at the Low, High and Solemn Masses. As Father...
- Anita Moore, O.P.(lay): One of my favorite things about the traditiona l Mass is that Jesus Christ, through the priest, does all the heavy lifting, and I get to rest and be recollecte d. There is a...
- Markus: veritas vincit, “alt hough pews have still been around for 400 years̶ 1; Pews were adopted first, by many RCC’ s, from our Protestant cousins here in the USA, East Coast....
- Hidden One: I see nothing in Cardinal Mueller 217;s text on Querida Amazonia that I might expect Pope Francis to object to. Instead, I see a faithful account of the nature, value, and meaning of...
- Fr Martin Fox: I talked about rules and why they are helpful, but explained that we are wrong to focus on them as if they are the point of our faith. The point of our faith is to know Jesus.
- mamajen: I usually attend the NO, but our priest will typically do the TLM for holy days. I had the great misfortune once of arriving just in the nick of time for a holy day mass, and only the...
- HvonBlumenthal: Now that he has seen how fickle and unprincipl ed the left is, and how little loyalty they have to a man whom they see as past his useful prime, he may be wondering if conserv...
- arga: In my FSSP parish, posture is radically different as between high Mass and low Mass. I never understood why it should change from high to low. The parish also does not follow the second...
- zeremoniar: Father, you said that there are no official rubrics assigned by the Church for the laity at the TLM. Actually, the Cæremonial e Episcoporu m contains one – according to CE II, viii, 32...
- ChrisP: The thing is, Francis is a Peronist in operations . I don’ t think that can be disputed. But what that means is that he will target his output to who HE thinks he is addressing , and...
- ex seaxe: Sorry to disagree with you Father, and one of the other comments, about the rubrics for the distributi on of communion to the faithful. They are not lacking, but quite clearly set out in...
- Kenneth Wolfe: Sometimes Americans think our way is the only way, including congregati onal posture at the TLM. One trip to France or Italy will change that. A strong point made above is that if a...
- Kevin Jones: I’ve always been a keen observer of the postures of lay people at the TLM as it varies from country to country, city to city, diocese to diocese and even churches within the same...
- David L Alexander: As one old enough to remember when the “Old Mass” ; was simply “The Mass,̶ 1; knowing what to do, and when, hasn’ ;t been an issue in the pews, at least...
- Dcncharliejude@: Beautiful day with my Holy Name Society Brothers. What a blessing to meet His Eminence Cardinal Zen. If anyone knows anything about the persecuted church its him. Praying for you...
- Prayerful: I always took it as a mix of doing what others are doing as customs vary a bit from place to place, and to copy the posture those assisting in choir whether subdeacon or servers, to...
- Augustine Thompson O.P.: Interestin g, since I actually mentioned posture at Mass in the “old days” ; in passing during my sermon today. For what is worth, I do remember very well the...
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- All those synodizers, those dreamers of process, get a key thing wrong
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- One year ago…. Opportunity was declared dead.
- New book by Francis strongly endorses priestly celibacy. Will Beans, Austen and crowd apologize to Card. Sarah and Benedict XVI?
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Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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There is an especially awful story about clergy in Rome circulating right now. Once upon a time, I was walking under the colonnade of St. Peter’s Square with an especially well-placed curial official, nay rather, institution. I asked him if … Continue reading
The long-awaited conference on sacred liturgy in Rome is underway. We began with Vespers, sung in the Church of Sant’Appolinare near the Piazza Navona. A shot from my angle. Tonight we begin with an introduction by Bp. Rey and an … Continue reading
Kudos to Jeffrey Tucker who has taken over the reins of the blog New Liturgical Movement! Click on the image and go spike their stats as a welcome gesture.
Save The Liturgy – Save The Word has been a by word around this blog for a long time. I saw this on the blog The Back Of The World: Gregorian Chant Will Save the World A few weeks ago, … Continue reading
Can you brilliant liturgy nerds help this… liturgy nerd cum computer geek? Thanks! From a reader: Hi father Z! I have spent the last two weeks constructing a digital-calendar-generator for the TLM/-62 (in Swedish, with celebrations according to the calendar … Continue reading
Today’s prayer has roots in the Padua manuscript the so-called Gregorian Sacramentary and also the manuscript at Bergamo. It was not in any edition of the pre-Conciliar Missale Romanum. COLLECT Maiestatem tuam, Domine, suppliciter imploramus, ut, quanto magis dies salutiferae festivitatis accedit, tanto … Continue reading
My old friend now-Archbishop Alex Sample, before his translation to Portland, issued a Pastoral Letter on Sacred Music for the Diocese of Marquette. It is called “Rejoice in the Lord” and it is a hit. First, remember his spectacular sermon … Continue reading
My friend Fr. Stephen Reynolds in Sugar Land, Texas has been doing some great things. Here is the latest in some videos about worship and the life of the parish. [wp_youtube]EXIWMh7v3Kg[/wp_youtube] Fr. Z Kudos to Fr. Reynolds!
Many of you subscribe to or know the small booklet Magnificat, an aid for the post-Conciliar form of Holy Mass. It is pocket-size and it is sent to you each, I believe, month. There is now a similar aid for the Usus Antiquior, … Continue reading
Please use the sharing buttons! Thanks! This is GREAT. The Holy Father’s Wednesday Audience with my emphases and comments: VATICAN, OCTOBER 3, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave today in St. Peter’s Square. The … Continue reading
Our Holy Father on what Mass means during his General Audience. I have read the Italian, but the English isn’t available and I am not going to translate it right now. Video HERE. <font color=”#ff0000″><b>[UPDATE: I found a translation.]</b></font> Vatican … Continue reading
From a reader: One thing I have seen at several different parishes is the priest, during mass, after a song by the choir during mass either leading applause or in two instance saying something along the lines of ” How … Continue reading
From a reader: Can the Last Gospel and the prayers at the foot of the altar be a part of the Ordinary Form? Also, can the priest say, “May the body of Our Lord Jesus Christ preserve your soul unto … Continue reading
Here is something for us all to think about as we approach the Year of Faith. From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, comes this good reflection. It is on their regular site, but can be found in … Continue reading