Daily Archives: 9 June 2015

Recent Posts, Upcoming Mass for Benefactors, and some Hate Mail

I’ve posted a lot recently, so some good posts have scrolled off the main page.  Here are some handy links.
First, some important business.

NOTE TO REGISTERED READERS ABOUT BLOG DEFENSES AND BANNING
Fr. Z’s Voice Mail
Monthly donations: a request (UPDATED)

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ASK FATHER: I’d like to be EMHC for nursing homes but not during Mass

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I have a question that has been troubling me lately and I hope that you can answer my concern. There is a monthly roster that is posted at our parish to let the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion what … Continue reading

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NOTE TO REGISTERED READERS ABOUT BLOG DEFENSES AND BANNING

We installed some new defensive tools on the blog to protect from spammers and other vile twisted souls. I’ve been watching the logs of nefarious activity.
Wow.
I just strengthened the defensive perimeter so that failed attempts to log in will result … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Admonishing the sinner

From a reader…
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A Catholic friend recently told me that if a person we know is doing something sinful but we believe they are truly ignorant of the fact that their action is a sin, then we should not tell them … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Voice Mail

I have received a few more voicemails…
Remember, I don’t call back, but I listen to it.
I had couple hangups from timid people, but this one really stood out.

R in NC attended Mass in the Extraordinary Form for the first time.

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ASK FATHER: Getting “paid” to go to confession and “selfies” with confessor

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My youth minister has been offering “S.P.Y.S Points” (basically, points that add up to a discount for events like NCYC and Steubenville Conferences) if we go to Confession and take a “selfie” with our confessor. First of all, would getting paid … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Relics, consecrated altars, and liceity of Mass

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
It recently came up in conversation that a consecrated altar should have a relic on it, or perhaps built into it. A friend insisted that the Mass would be illicit (but not invalid) without such a relic present. My question is: … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Confession before conversion

From a reader…
I just read through your “ASK FATHER: Can non-Catholics go to confession?” post. For me, as a convert who was validly Baptized outside the Church, and because I had a horrific first Confession experience, it begs the question of when those … Continue reading

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