liturgical tinkering

Ash Wednesday 2021: The One Thing that Gets People to Run to Church, and they Ruin It

By John B. Manos / February 16, 2021 /

Tell me any other day of the year that has no obligation to attend Mass that gets as high an attendance as Ash Wednesday? The success of Ash Wednesday to create favorable desire to go to Church should be lauded, right? So popular is it, that other denominations have been imitating it and having their…

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I Am Done…

By Cindy Paslawski / April 9, 2019 /

I don’t make a practice of leaving the church before the Mass is over. The nuns said we had to stay to the Final Blessing: so it was taught, so it has been done.  I suppose I would leave if the priest preached outright heresy, damned the pro-life movement, or something like that. Al Matt,…

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Stravinskas wants to Change the Latin Mass: The Problem isn’t Traditionalists

By Landon DePasquale / February 12, 2017 /

I came across an article recently suggesting it is time to update the Traditional liturgy. I came to it through a tweet by Phil Lawler that read “How the Extraordinary Form could be made more accessible– if traditionalists would allow it.” The article, written by Fr. Peter Stravinskas, made the argument that both Sacrosanctum Concilium and…

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Father Hardon: Stop Communion in the Hand Now!

By John B. Manos / May 19, 2015 /

  I often forget that the things that were common knowledge in the 90s are forgotten or ignored today. It becomes apparent when discussing communion in the hand, as I did the other day in the neopaganism article, or as I have in other contexts over the past few years, that people generally believe now that…

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BAM! Paprocki Drops a Knee on the Head Bob crowd

By John B. Manos / June 25, 2014 /

Thank God! Do you hear the sound? (bam!) That’s the sound of a knee being dropped. In a pastoral letter, Ars celebrandi et adorandi, given to his diocese on June 22, Bishop Paprocki says it:  “the proper reverence to the Blessed Sacrament is ‘to bend the knee,’ to genuflect.”  THANK GOD! On Bending the Knee Wait! Do you hear the…

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Irritations of Modern Liturgical Accommodations: Today is March 25th, Annunciation, except here

By John B. Manos / March 25, 2013 /

Somebody broke our calendar in the US… Today is March 25th, when for the twenty centuries up until now, we celebrated the Feast of the Annunciation.

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