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An Important Article on the 1951–1956 Holy Week Reform Appears

THE Rorate Caeli blog recently posted a translation of The Reform of Holy Week in the Years 1951-1956, an excellent and detailed study of the Pius XII Holy Week rites, written by Fr. Stefano Carusi. As we noted in Chapter 3 of Work of Human Hands, these rites constituted the third stage in a process of […]

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The New Lectionary and Hell (Short Form)

A PREVIOUS post, The Novus Ordo and Corpus Christi “Lite,” noted that the new lectionary (cycle of scripture readings) for the Mass of Paul VI omitted a scripture passage which appeared in the old Missal, apparently because the passage was at odds with various tenets of modernist theology. Needless to say, the reformers couldn’t  possibly […]

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Eternal Things: No Loss?

IN A previous post, The World, the Sacred Heart and the New Mass, I noted how the old Postcommunion for the Feast of the Sacred was changed in the Missal of Paul VI in order to accommodate modernist theology on the world and earthly things. Many of the changes in the Propers of the new […]

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Msgr. Marini and “Richness”

ONE OF the stars in the firmament for those who see Benedict XVI as a great restorer of traditional liturgical practices is Msgr. Guido Marini, Pontifical Master of Liturgical Ceremonies. (Pictured below.) Msgr. Marini, appointed to his post in October 2007, is credited with giving Vatican ceremonies a more traditional look and feel. The spectacularly […]

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The World, the Sacred Heart and the New Mass

A PRIEST who offers the traditional Latin Mass soon becomes very familiar with the Propers for the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The feast itself falls on the Friday after the Octave of Corpus Christi, but the Missal prescribes the same texts for the Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart which is offered […]

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“Re-Catholicizing” the New Mass?

AS I NOTED in the opening pages of Work of Human Hands, one factor that led me to begin working on the book once again in November 2008 was the increasing interest that the younger generation of post-Vatican II clergy was beginning to take in traditional Catholic liturgical practices. This enthusiasm for the old was […]

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The Novus Ordo and Corpus Christi “Lite”

A NUMBER of details in the Feast of Corpus Christi in the Missal of Paul VI— which rebranded  the feast as “The Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ — betray the modernist doctrinal presuppositions behind the New Mass. It’s worth mentioning a few, since today is the Feast of Corpus Christi. (1) The […]

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Philothea Press Releases ‘Work of Human Hands’

ON MAY 30, 2010, Philothea Press will officially release Father Anthony Cekada’s new book, Work of Human Hands: A Theological Critique of the Mass of Paul VI, a study of the post-Vatican II rite of Mass promulgated in 1969 by Paul VI. The 468-page book, the product of nearly three decades of research, uncovers and […]

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