Daily Archives: 8 July 2015

ASK FATHER: Do we need “more direct and forceful” evangelization? Identifying the “enemy”.

From a reader…
In the Pope’s visit to Ecuador he stated: “Evangelization does not consist in proselytizing, but in attracting by our witness those who are far off, in humbly drawing near to those who feel distant from God and the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is it wrong or illicit to go to a different diocese to be confirmed?

From a reader…
Is it wrong or illicit to go to a different diocese to be confirmed? Does an Ordinary have the right to confirm his subjects? Does the Bishop of another diocese have to have permission to confirm someone from … Continue reading

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Amusing Diaconal Hijinx

Every once in a while you will encounter the bizarre practice of listing the names of wives of permanent (and married) deacons together with the names of their clerical husbands.  You might also see the wives troop into a church in … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Loosey goosey excuses for liturgical abuses

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I went to a another parish ___ since I was out of town. The chalices were made of glass. I wrote the Bishop of the Diocese of ___ expressing my concern of the abuse and I was told that the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can I attend this invalid wedding?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My wife’s niece is getting married this coming October. I asked her what faith she is and she couldn’t even tell me. I asked her what her fiancé’s faith was and she said catholic. I told her to put off … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Voice Mail – Leonine Prayers and a POLL

I have received a few more voicemails…
Remember, I don’t call back, but I listen to it.

Matt of the Navy, a husband and father, left a very supportive voice mail and feed back.  He is scared about the future.  So am I, but … Continue reading

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