Daily Archives: 17 February 2015

Bp. Morlino (D. Madison) on EWTN – talking sense

A few days ago, The Extraordinary Ordinary, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, was on with Raymond Arroyo of EWTN. Bp. Morlino spoke about what Pope Francis is up to, what is going on in the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to respond when homosexuals tell you they’re “married”?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Our comings and goings in civil society are going to be getting markedly more and more difficult, especially as “gay marriage” becomes legal in state after state, and as “transgendered” people are being allowed to have … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Children and ashes

From a reader: Are children of any age able to receive ashes on Ash Wednesday or is First Communion/Confirmation required first? My son is almost 2. Yes, children of any age can receive ashes.  That’s up to you parents and, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can I smoke marijuana?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I enjoy smoking marijuana from time to time (about once a week). I’m trying to be a better Catholic and was wondering if I absolutely have to give this up? To put it into context, when … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Isn’t the priest supposed to genuflect after the elevation?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Has the rubric requiring priests to genuflect after showing the Eucharistic Species to the people been altered? Did someone get an indult or something so that bowing is now legitimate? I wonder because at our local … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Things are bad in the liberal Catholic Church. Can I become Orthodox?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’ve tried for many years to stay in the church but simply things get worse here, with the impositions of liberal catholics and bishops who prefer a round of applause rather than defend our faith. I … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: When the ‘sign of peace’ is forced on you

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My husband and I were at a local novus ordo this past Sunday because of weather and illness we were not able to travel to our regular EF Mass. During the sign of peace we keep … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Do I sin if I don’t stand while the tabernacle is open?

From a reader: Today at mass, our priest told the congregation that the archbishop wanted to emphasize that the people should remain standing after communion until the tabernacle is closed. This is to emphasize the unity of the people. If … Continue reading

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