With September almost upon us, one might take a moment to consider the Ember Days that follow the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14). Ember Days date from the 5th century and are four sets of days (three each) set aside for fasting and penance. Each set of Ember Days consists … More September Ember Days
The publisher of Treasure and Tradition offers bulk discounts for orders. A number of people have signed up to order one, but we obviously can save more if additional people participate. This is a beautiful and helpful book. If you would like to purchase a copy via a Nashville TLM volume order, please email or leave … More Treasure & Tradition: Another Call
It’s easy enough to get lost during the long silent Canon, when there are relatively few cues to alert the congregation to whether father is on Clement, Cletus, or Anastasia (something most Catholics are accustomed to being able to know by listening). To make matters more confusing, however, there is often an exchange between the servers and … More The Second Confiteor
With special thanks to blogging English priest Fr. Tim Finigan for the pointer, a handy addition to the catalogue of resources for liturgical texts is the British site Gregorian Chant Hymns, where one can find, unsurprisingly, a nice collection of chant hymnody, as well as ready-to-print booklets for Mass and Vespers in the E.F.
The autoimmune condition commonly known as “celiac disease”—marked by degenerative inflammation of the bowels upon ingestion of gliadin proteins (a component of the more complex protein commonly referred to as “gluten”) present in wheat and related cereals—appears to have been present in the European population for at least 2,000 years. Not until the 1950s, however, … More Gluten Intolerance and the Extraordinary Form
Many people, especially people with small children, like to have the readings for Mass available ahead of time to review before, or on the way to, Mass. How best to do this for the Extraordinary Form? One way would be to get a standard hand missal. The most affordable up-to-date missals available to purchase new are … More How to Read the Day’s Readings Ahead of Time
We know that Summorum Pontificum allows a priest to say the Mass according to the 1962 Missale Romanum and to perform other sacraments pursuant to the appropriate edition of the Rituale Romanum. But what about deacons? Does Summorum Pontificum apply to deacons? What can a deacon do in the Extraordinary Form? The answer to the first … More Deacons & the Extraordinary Form