Daily Archives: 17 December 2014

ASK FATHER: Participate in Nativity play during Mass?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My pastor has asked my wife, newborn, and me to portray the Holy Family during Christmas Eve Mass. We would process in and then the baby would be placed in the creche. I just found out that this will … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is attending a Rock Mass sacrilege? A mortal sin?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I am writing you because of what I believe concerning a ‘teen mass.’ A few weeks ago, I was not able to make it to Mass in the morning. Someone had told me that a particular church had … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can I go to an invalid Mormon wedding?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My wife’s brother is getting married in Salt Lake City this January in a civil ceremony. He is a non-practicing Mormon and his fiancee is also (as far as I know) a non-practicing Mormon. The fiancee … Continue reading

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Pope: To attract people more easily tone down teachings, relax severity… NOT.

Recently I read this quote from Pope Leo XIII’s 1899 Letter (sometimes called Encyclical, sometimes Apostolic) on the heresy of Americanism Testem benevolentiae: The underlying principle of these new opinions [Americanism] is that, in order to more easily attract those who differ … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Mass in Classical Latin

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Could the Mass and the Office be said in the classical pronunciation? Yes.  It would be a little strange, but, yes. The way we speak Latin in the Church right now is based on how Italian … Continue reading

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