Daily Archives: 17 December 2017

ASK FATHER: Christmas gifts for priests

Quite a few people have asked for suggestions about things to get for their priests for Christmas. This topic comes up once in a while, as in ordination season and for the brethren’s birthdays and anniversaries. I can approach this … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Does a priest need a dispensation to say Mass “ad orientem”?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Hello Father. I recently asked my Pastor if he would ever celebrate the Ordinary Form of the Mass ad orientem. He replied that a dispensation is required from our Bishop. I’ve never heard such a thing. Could this be … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Manhattan Edition

I’m off for a quick trip to Manhattan. The primary mission on this trip is to attend an annual “O Antiphon” Dinner which has – in part – a motive of appreciation for priests who have helped at Holy Innocents, … Continue reading

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