Daily Archives: 22 October 2015

ASK FATHER: Are deacons permitted to distribute Communion in the Extraordinary Form?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: In the Extraordinary Form of the Holy Mass (EF), are Deacons (either transitional or permanent) allowed to distribute Holy Communion? Or is this a faculty reserved to only the Priest and Bishop? On the Correct Handling … Continue reading

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Notes on the Synod: Where do the “small groups” stand?

While I was traveling a Friendly Roman Observer did some analysis of how the small groups or circuli minores are coming down… for the Kasperite (non) Proposal (boo!) or for the doctrine of the Church.  I’ll share it here, somewhat edited. The small … Continue reading

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22 October: Sts. Nunilo and Alodia! Virgins and Martyrs

Today, 22 October, is the feast of the glorious martyrs Sts. Nunilo and Alodia! Nunilo and Alodia were 9th c. virgin martyrs in Huesca, Spain. They were born to a Muslim father and Christian mother. They chose their mother’s Christianity. … Continue reading

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