Daily Archives: 21 May 2015

ASK FATHER: Can a penitent “release” priest from Seal of Confession?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, as a follow up to your recent post on who is bound by the seal of confession, I have two more related questions: 1. Can the penitent release the priest from the seal? I would think not, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: The timing of announcments in the Novus Ordo

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Our Pastor has recently decided not to make announcements after the final blessing because, he says, it isn’t part of the liturgy. I say that after the final blessing, the Liturgy is finished and can say … Continue reading

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INTERNET PRAYER: CZECH and SERBIAN

New readers here may not know that The Internet Prayer, which I wrote in Latin a zillion years ago now, has been put into many languages. I have gathered all that I have found onto one page. Some translations have … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! “Officer Down!”

I am reposting this after learning of the death of a woman officer in Omaha who was scheduled to take maternity leave.  HERE  She was killed in a shootout with a fugitive.  She recently gave birth to a daughter, and was stepmother … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Getting waxen “Agnus Dei” from schismatics

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I recently obtained several Agnus Dei from Sisters in a traditional, cloistered order here in the U.S. They supposedly procure a smaller amount of the blessed wax from an original Agnus Dei from the pontificate of Pope Leo XIII. … Continue reading

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