Daily Archives: 18 October 2011

QUAERITUR: Can non-virgins be nuns?

From a reader:
First of all, thank you for all the work you do for your flock! What a
breath of fresh air good priests are! [And it is good that there
are so many!]
Here’s my question; Can a non-virgin become a … Continue reading

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My nightmarish return to the USA

I had a wonderful time in England seeing friends and meeting new people.  It was also great to use the new, corrected English translation of Mass.  Mind you, I would rather use the 1962 Missale Romanum, but the new translation … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: The Sin of Presumption and You: How to go to Hell in an Uneasy Lesson.

From a reader:
I greatly appreciate your time and work you do with this blog, it has inspired me at various times to strive for fortitude and perseverance, especially in the sacrament of penance.
I have been studying the sins against the Holy … Continue reading

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FSSP stats

I picked this up from our friends at Rorate Coeli:

As of 1 October 2011, the FPPS has 392 members, including 228 Priests, 10 Deacons, and 154 non-diaconal Seminarians.

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Pope announces a “Year of Faith” for 2012-13

The other day the Holy Father celebrated a Mass a Mass for participants in an event hosted by the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization, during which he also used a raised platform to move from one end of the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can a lay man impersonate a priest for drammatic presentations?

From a reader:
Is it permissible to portray a priest as a reenactor? I have been
asked to portray a Catholic chaplain of the 69th New York in 1862. I
know a few poeple who have done so, but none are Catholic. Provided
that … Continue reading

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US Catholic promotes reception of Protestant “communion”? Fr Z really rants.

A reader alerted me to an article in US Catholic suggesting that Catholics can receive “communion” in Lutheran (read: Protestant) services.
Sound right to you?
Good… thought not.
Let’s have a look with my comments and emphases.
Should you pass on communion at a … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Things manipular. Wherein Fr. Z rants and ties on one.

From a reader:
For some reason unbeknownst to me I am intrigued by the maniple. My understanding is that when the maniple comes off, the Mass is suspended, hence the reason for permitting the reading of announcements just prior to the … Continue reading

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Reader feedback about Mystic Monk Coffee and Fr Z’s remarks about a useful spiritual book

From a reader:
I thought I’d write and share an excellent experience I had with Mystic Monks (again).
Back in December, I ordered several bags of “Jingle Bell Java” from the monks for the Christmas Season. My wife and I had one bag prior … Continue reading

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Minnesota Bishops ask parishes to create grass-roots committees in defense of marriage

In my native place, Minnesota, the Catholic Bishops have banded together in a defense of true marriage against a redefinition of marriage to include something unnatural.  Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.  They are working together to support passage of … Continue reading

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