Daily Archives: 3 April 2015

ASK FATHER: More than one Paschal Candle at a Vigil for parish cluster

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I am a parish priest in a cluster of three parishes. We are celebrating the Easter Vigil at the largest church. The smaller two churches (full parishes in their own rite)will have Mass on Easter Sunday. Do you know … Continue reading

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The Death of the Lord and the hour of the slaying of the lambs

Important reminder at the very end! One line of argument that has arisen around the date of the Lord’s Death on the Cross, which seems to have been on the Friday of Preparation before the Sabbath of Passover in AD … Continue reading

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Sat 4 April – Total Eclipse of the Moon

Of eclipses twice have I written lately. HERE and HERE The first post was about the lunar cycle called a “tetrad”. The second was about the lunar eclipse visible in Jerusalem at the time Christ died, and the resulting solar … Continue reading

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D. Madison – Easter Sunday – Solemn Mass

There will be a Solemn Mass in the Extraordinary Form (with deacon and subdeacon) at 7:30 AM at St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff. If you are in the area, please come.

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ASK FATHER: Priest as deacon… how does he wear the stole?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: When a priest vests as a deacon at High Mass, does he wear the stole as a deacon would under the dalmatic? Or as a priest? I happened to notice a priest wearing it as a … Continue reading

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UPDATED! POLL(S): 2015 Holy Thursday Foot Washing Rite – what happened?

UPDATE 10 April Alas, I ran into a problem.  I found that once I “stickyed” this post to the top of the blog page, I couldn’t un-sticky it after that.  Thus, I had to transfer the content to a new … Continue reading

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Good Friday, Fasting, Abstaining, and You

Two days of the year Catholics are asked both to fast and to abstain from meat. According to the 1983 Code of Canon Law for the Latin Church, Latin Church Catholics are bound to observe fasting and abstinence on Ash … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Entering the Church, do we need to have our marriage convalidated?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My husband and I are entering the Church in just a few days now, and we are confused as to whether we will need our marriage convalidated. Our priest says so, but my RCIA teacher and sponsor say … Continue reading

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