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Old Dec 8, '08, 3:52 pm
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For the back-story, see this thread: EMHC Blessings.

Here is the letter which I wrote to the CDWDS in August (on behalf of myself and user lmashburn):
Your Eminence:

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I am writing to you on behalf of a layman of the diocese of Savannah, Georgia, as well as myself, a layman of the diocese of Metuchen, New Jersey. We have a question in two parts for the Congregation concerning a custom found in various Latin Rite parishes and dioceses throughout Canada and the United States of America: the blessing of non-communicants, by a minister of Holy Communion, during the Communion procession.

Briefly stated, this custom consists of a non-communicant presenting himself (often with his arms crossed over his chest, his hands placed on his shoulders, signifying his intent) before a minister of Holy Communion and receiving a blessing from the same, in the form of a short prayer (e.g. “May God bless you”) or a gesture (e.g. the Sign of the Cross traced on his forehead). In some places, the blessing varies depending on whether the minister of Holy Communion is an ordinary minister or an extraordinary minister.

1. Is this a custom that is within the faculty of a pastor, the local Ordinary, or a Bishops’ Conference to establish? That is, is this custom something that can be regulated without recourse to this Congregation?

2. Are there particular guidelines or restrictions from this Congregation concerning a) which ministers of Holy Communion may give these blessings and b) what forms these blessings may take?

We assure you of our prayers for you, thank you for whatever consideration you can give to this question, and remain

Faithfully yours in Christ,
Here is the response I received in the mail today (Prot. N. 930/08/L):
Dear [names omitted],

This Congregation for Divine Worship and the Disciple of the Sacraments acknowledges receipt of your kind letter of 13 August, 2008 and would like to thank you for your interest and suggestions. This matter is presently under the attentive study of the Congregation.

For the present, therefore, this Dicastery wishes to limit itself to the following observations:
  1. The liturgical blessing of the Holy Mass is properly given to each and to all at the conclusion of the Mass, just a few moments subsequent to the distribution of Holy Communion.
  2. Lay people, within the context of Holy Mass, are unable to confer blessings. These blessings, rather, are the competence of the priest (cf. Ecclesia de Mysterio, Notitiae 34 (15 Aug. 1997), art. 6, § 2; can. 1169, § 2; and Roman Ritual De Benedictionibus (1985), n. 18).
  3. Furthermore, the laying on of a hand or hands -- which has its own sacramental significance, inappropriate here -- by those distributing Holy Communion, in substitution for its reception, is to be explicitly discouraged.
  4. The Apostolic Exhortation Familiaris Consortio, n. 84, "forbids any pastor, for whatever reason to pretext even of a pastoral nature, to perform ceremonies of any kind for divorced people who remarry." To be feared is that any form of blessing in substitution for communion would give the impression that the divorced and remarried have been returned, in some sense, to the status of Catholics in good standing.
  5. In a similar way, for others who are not to be admitted to Holy Communion in accord with the norm of law, the Church's discipline has already made clear that they should not approach Holy Communion nor receive a blessing. This would include non-Catholics and those envisaged in can. 915 (i.e., those under the penalty of excommunication or interdict, and others who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin).
Please continue to pray for the Church's ministers that they ever become more worthy of the mystery they celebrate.

With every good wish and kind regard, I am,

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

[name omitted]
Is that sufficient to settle the matter until the Church makes a further statement on the matter?
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Old Dec 13, '08, 4:31 pm
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Fr. Calvin Goodwin, Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP), commentates the Extraordinary Form of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. To view more videos about the Extraordinary Form (called also by the various names "Gregorian Rite masses," "Latin masses," "Tridentine masses," etc.), buy the FSSP's DVD The Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite: An Instructional Video for Priests and Seminarians.
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Old Nov 10, '09, 8:32 am
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Robert Moore carries something similar. Maybe if you contact them, they can help you.

http://www.robertmoorechurchsupply.com/product/20-2045V

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This one looks even closer to the OP,

http://www.robertmoorechurchsupply.com/product/20-2054V
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Old Nov 10, '09, 8:32 am
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Robert Moore carries something similar. Maybe if you contact them, they can help you.

http://www.robertmoorechurchsupply.com/product/20-2045V

Edit to add

This one looks even closer to the OP,

http://www.robertmoorechurchsupply.com/product/20-2054V
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Old Nov 11, '09, 4:37 am
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Default Re: Where does one find a snazzy alb like this?

Hello, I can recommend www.chasubles24.com shop. They offer pretty good quality products.
You will find alb similar to that which you are interested but the picture is not clear:
http://chasubles24.com/index.php?opt...mid=1&TreeId=3
and the better you can see the pattern that matches the surplice:
http://chasubles24.com/index.php?pag...emart&Itemid=1

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Default Re: Where does one find a snazzy alb like this?

Hello, I can recommend www.chasubles24.com shop. They offer pretty good quality products.
You will find alb similar to that which you are interested but the picture is not clear:
http://chasubles24.com/index.php?opt...mid=1&TreeId=3
and the better you can see the pattern that matches the surplice:
http://chasubles24.com/index.php?pag...emart&Itemid=1

Mela
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That alb is by no means "a very basic design." I've looked at about a dozen church supply stores with no success. If you happen to know of even a single source I would appreciate hearing about it.
I am not sure why I received an incredulous response, but here are three:

http://www.aquinasandmore.com/index....ils/SKU/58891/

http://www.susanmaria.com/catalog/it...28/2508264.htm

http://www.matthewfsheehan.net/index...ProductID=5661

Just google "lace alb."
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That alb is by no means "a very basic design." I've looked at about a dozen church supply stores with no success. If you happen to know of even a single source I would appreciate hearing about it.
I am not sure why I received an incredulous response, but here are three:

http://www.aquinasandmore.com/index....ils/SKU/58891/

http://www.susanmaria.com/catalog/it...28/2508264.htm

http://www.matthewfsheehan.net/index...ProductID=5661

Just google "lace alb."
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Where can I buy a copy of this? Also, what is the difference between the Roman Missal and the Daily Roman Missal featured here (http://www.ewtnreligiouscatalogue.co...8&edp_no=16248) ?
If you're looking for an English one, none has been published yet so you can't buy one. The final translation has just been accepted and it will be promulgated some time next year most likely starting on First Sunday of Advent (November 2011).

The changes are great so it's best not to spend money now. Here is a site where you can compare what we say/pray now and what is in the Third Edition:

http://usccb.org/romanmissal/OrdoMissaeWhiteBook.pdf
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Where can I buy a copy of this? Also, what is the difference between the Roman Missal and the Daily Roman Missal featured here (http://www.ewtnreligiouscatalogue.co...8&edp_no=16248) ?
If you're looking for an English one, none has been published yet so you can't buy one. The final translation has just been accepted and it will be promulgated some time next year most likely starting on First Sunday of Advent (November 2011).

The changes are great so it's best not to spend money now. Here is a site where you can compare what we say/pray now and what is in the Third Edition:

http://usccb.org/romanmissal/OrdoMissaeWhiteBook.pdf
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Where can I buy a copy of this? Also, what is the difference between the Roman Missal and the Daily Roman Missal featured here (http://www.ewtnreligiouscatalogue.co...8&edp_no=16248) ?
The Latin edition is sold by paxbook.com. Details of it are at http://www.paxbook.com/algorithmiS/s...&numerus=31790 .

The Daily Roman Missal is a much smaller and lighter book than the Roman Missal. The Daily Roman Missal includes all the readings, the Roman Missal does not.

The Daily Roman Missal does not include all the rubrics, all the instructions on the Mass. For example, it does not include the complete General Instruction of the Roman Missal, only some extracts from it.

I expect there will be a new edition of the Daily Roman Missal, published next year, with the new translation of what is said at Mass.
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Where can I buy a copy of this? Also, what is the difference between the Roman Missal and the Daily Roman Missal featured here (http://www.ewtnreligiouscatalogue.co...8&edp_no=16248) ?
The Latin edition is sold by paxbook.com. Details of it are at http://www.paxbook.com/algorithmiS/s...&numerus=31790 .

The Daily Roman Missal is a much smaller and lighter book than the Roman Missal. The Daily Roman Missal includes all the readings, the Roman Missal does not.

The Daily Roman Missal does not include all the rubrics, all the instructions on the Mass. For example, it does not include the complete General Instruction of the Roman Missal, only some extracts from it.

I expect there will be a new edition of the Daily Roman Missal, published next year, with the new translation of what is said at Mass.
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I want to have a resource thread our members can consult for all the things used in the liturgy so I can place it in the stickies, so please post your links here.

Please do not respond with comments about the links with no links to add. This is a resource thread. Thank you all.
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www.euroclero.it

This is a great store. Their customer service is excellent and, if you need to contact them, they speak and understand English. Their delivery is also quick. They have zucchettos, cassocks, albs and a wide selection of vestments. Of course, they were also tailors to the former Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger.
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low priced supplies and vestments.
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