Tag Archives: solita oscula

ASK FATHER: Ritual “solita oscula” in the time of coronavirus

From a reader… QUAERITUR: The solita oscula are deeply ingrained in the roman rite, however should these still be given in times of disease, like this coronavirus? Thanks for any answer you can provide. Solita oscula or “usual kisses” refers … Read More

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ASK FATHER: What’s with all the kissing in the Extraordinary Form?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I was wondering what is the point of kissing in the Extraordinary Form? Such kisses include kissing the priest’s hand after handing the server or deacon his biretta or kissing the celebrant’s hand after handing him … Read More

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I am thinking about those red shoes.

I am thinking about the infamous red shoes.  I am thinking about the non-wearing of the mozzetta.  I am thinking about the growing juxtaposition in some conversations of simple liturgy versus lofty liturgy. Some people are saying, “O how wonderful … Read More

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QUAERITUR: TLM servers and kissing stuff

A question was received: Dear Fr. Z, I am an altar server at a TLM since last month. I read in a liturgical manual written by a priest of the FSSP that when the server handles the cruets to the … Read More

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