Daily Archives: 2 February 2011

Some food for thought about how to approach priests concerning liturgical aberrations

Here is something from a priest reader I think is appropriate right now.  A little food for thought.
My emphases and some editing.
A story came to me in the last week or so which struck me as potentially helpful for your … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Presentation

Forty days (there’s that number again) out from the Feast of the Nativity we come to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, called also the Purification of Mary as well as the Feast of Meeting by some of … Continue reading

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NOTE TO READERS and FRIENDS

I think I am not getting all my email.  And even the email I am getting is overwhelming. Just an FYI.
Second, among the emails I am getting right now are requests from people to help me write letters to their … Continue reading

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Canceling Mass because of the Super Bowl

A reader alerted me to the following from northwestern.com of Oshkosh, WI… which Google maps informs me is less than an hour south by car from Lambeau Field… Green Bay, WI.
This is from the first part of a letter to … Continue reading

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PIQUA, OHIO & ENVIRONS – ALERT! ALERT!

Read this.

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QUAERITUR: Does a parish priest have to ask permission of a bishop to allow marriages in the Extraordinary Form?

From a priest:
I am a priest almost 3 yrs ordained last year I was asked to officiate at a wedding which was to be conducted according to the 1962 missal. The PP would not allow the wedding to go ahead … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Is a Communion rail obligatory for TLMs?

From a reader:
I am interested in seeing the EF come to my local parish. The main
church is a monstrosity, but there is a separate chapel that might do
nicely.
Unfortunately, there is no altar rail in the chapel. Is the rail
indispensable? I … Continue reading

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I foresee big things for this kid.

During the Wednesday General Audience a little boy just decided to go up and see the Pope.
Sinite parvulos!

UPDATE:
After the “how cute” factor wears off, there are concerns to be addressed.
Think of a scenario in which a nefarious nerdowell and rapscallion … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can a priest wear a Cross around his neck?

From a seminarian:

I am currently a Seminarian and still have 5 years ahead of me until, God willing, ordination. I personally feel a priest should always wear his clericals if not also a cassock, I plan to be in collar … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: I am unsure about whether my marriage is valid.

From a reader:
Can ones marriage be valid if it is clear that impediments listed in
Canon Law were present at the time of the marriage (and continued to
be as well) ? If not valid, then can the couple agree on continence
and … Continue reading

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