Daily Archives: 18 October 2017

ASK FATHER: Assistant priest wonders what to do if pastor won’t speak to adulterous couples who receive Communion.

From a priest…
QUAERITUR:
Here is a question which perhaps you could answer for those of us who are parochial vicars.
What should we do if people regularly present themselves for communion who are married outside the Church?  Ordinarily, we have the very … Continue reading

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Card. Burke’s smashing @Buckfast_Abbey talk on Message of Fatima

There is a video of the talk, but the audio is really bad.  So, I extracted the audio from the video and cleaned it up.
Wanna hear it?  It’s classic Burke and hard hitting.
There is a LifeSite story about the talk.  … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Must the priest wear the cassock to celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Is the cassock required for a priest to wear a cassock under his vestments when celebrating the Extraordinary Form Mass?
I did not think so, and I know other priests who celebrate the 1962 Mass without it, but I was … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What is a “privileged altar”?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I’ve occasionally seen high altars inscribed with the phrase, “altare privilegiatum.”
1) What does (did?) this mean and how did an altar become privileged?
2) Does this still apply today?
Sometimes you will find in older churches a plaque or inscription … Continue reading

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How does Pope Francis choose bishops of important dioceses?

Italian vaticanista Andrea Gagliarducci writes regularly a column at his place called “Monday Vatican”. You should read him.
Today, however, he has a piece at CNA about how Pope Francis seems to approach the selection of and translation of bishops. HERE
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