Daily Archives: 2 July 2017

ASK FATHER: Holding hands or the “orans” position during the Our Father. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Over at the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) there is a question today about hold hands during the Our Father.  As you might guess they reference liberals who are probably unreliable.  What say you?  Is hand holding forbidden … Continue reading

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Reactions to the change of Prefect at CDF – UPDATED

Originally Published on: Jul 1, 2017
There will be quite a few reaction to the change of Prefects at CDF.  Hereunder I hope to catalog some of them for easy reference.
Here is something predictably tasteless from the start:

CDF now headed by … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to support a seminarian assigned to our parish?

From a reader…
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Our parish has received a terrific seminarian this summer. He comes from a great background and his older brother is a priest so he seems to have a strong support at home. My question is how can my … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 4th Sunday after Pentecost: O Captain, my Captain!

I may have quoted Whitman, but, no, I’m not talking about Abraham Lincoln.
Today’s prayer is found in ancient sacramentaries, such as the Veronese and the “Hadrian” version of the Gregorian, and the so-called Gelasian.  It is unchanged in the “Tridentine” … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Lesbian Communion Ministers

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My Pastor allows 2 women who are in a public relationship (of the rainbow variety) to be Eucharistic ministers. What is the best way to approach him with my disapproval with the hopes of it stopping. (My 9 … Continue reading

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BOOK REMINDER: The Cardinal Müller Report: An Exclusive Interview on the State of the Church

I bring to the attention of the readership a new book from Ignatius Press. It is clearly meant to hearken to the now-classic and still relevant Ratzinger Report published in 1985 (US HERE – UK HERE). Joseph Ratzinger was Prefect of the … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard during the Holy Mass in fulfillment your of Sunday Obligation? Let us know.

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