Tag Archives: Canon Law

Rubricism

I am not pointing any fingers in any particular directions, but I have been aware since the early 1980’s of a certain fashion of interpreting the rules of the liturgy. It is something we could also call canonical positivism. In … Continue reading

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Mass sine populo

There is quite a lot of discussion going on in various Facebook groups about what priests can do when the civil authority has forbidden all gatherings of people because of the present epidemic of coronavirus. Several years ago, I wrote … Continue reading

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The Use of Sarum in the Roman Catholic Church

This link has come up in the comments to previous posts, but it merits being given a higher profile. A Case for the Restoration of the Sarum Rite in the Roman Catholic Church by Bernard Brandt. This acutely intelligent person … Continue reading

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Sarum and Authority

There is an interesting discussion going on at Facebook on the old question of whether Sarum belongs in a museum or whether it still exists as a Catholic rite. It all started off by the question: I once read that … Continue reading

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1962 and 1965

Just as another approach to the subject of auctoritas in canon law as it relates to liturgy, I commented on Patricius’ post Numquam abrogatam? I touched upon the notion of custom, sometimes known as auctoritas, in canon law and its … Continue reading

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