Church of the Assumption Update: Fr. Price’s Letter & Online Giving Reminder

Most readers have probably already seen that the Bishop of Nashville has continued the suspension of public Masses through April 24 of this year. During this time, many parishes are acutely feeling the loss of regular Sunday collections. Many people who may not be on the parish rolls or have envelopes, or who may simply … More Church of the Assumption Update: Fr. Price’s Letter & Online Giving Reminder

Something Completely Different: New Saints in the Usus Anqituior

For a departure from cancellations, closures, and other disaster-related news, the Holy See has issued decrees (1) providing for the celebration in the usus antiquior of saints canonized since 1960[1] and (2) permitting the use of certain new prefaces.[2] Both provisions are optional: neither requires any deviation from the liturgical norms set out in the … More Something Completely Different: New Saints in the Usus Anqituior

CDW Decree on Triduum

The Congregation for Divine Worship has issued a decree, applicable to this year only, concerning the celebration of the Sacred Triduum in places in which public Masses have been suspended. It is not immediately clear the extent to which the decree applies to the usus antiquior, the celebration of which is ostensibly governed by the … More CDW Decree on Triduum

Plenary Indulgence

The Apostolic Penitentiary has published a decree providing for new plenary indulgences in the present crisis. Plenary indulgences have been made available to: those under quarantine orders issued by public authorities; those exposing themselves to infection in the course of caring for the sick; those who engage in certain specified pious works for the intention … More Plenary Indulgence

Oratio Imperata

With the suspension of public Masses, it has become all the more appropriate for Bishop Spalding or one of the other local ordinaries for the Diocese of Nashville to prescribe the use of an oratio imperata. The propers from Votive Mass No. 20, “pro quacumque necessitate” or No. 21 “in quacumque tribulatione” should be mandated … More Oratio Imperata