Category Archives: 1983 CIC can. 915

ASK FATHER: Am I obliged to receive Communion?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
As a recently baptized Catholic (2016, entirely in the traditional form), I am used to attending the TLM or a NO mass at a monastery (and so without EMHCs). I occasionally sing in a choir at a Sunday afternoon mass (NO) … Continue reading

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Wherein Card. Kasper tells us what we can and can’t say

This from Jesuit-run Amerika:
Cardinal Kasper: Quit throwing around the word ‘heretic’ [Hmmm.  I’ll bet he says that!]
Think twice before calling someone a “heretic.”
That is the seemingly simple advice from Cardinal Walter Kasper, the prominent German theologian whose ideas have influenced Pope … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can a diocesan priest say Mass in an SSPX chapel?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Is it OK for a diocesan priest to offer Mass in an SSPX chapel on a regular basis?
Interesting.
Let’s consider a couple points.
Can. 932 §1 states:
“The eucharistic celebration is to be carried out in a sacred place unless in a … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Baptized but never lived as a Catholic, soon to marry

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
A cousin of mine was baptised in the Catholic Church as an infant to fulfill the wishes of persistent grandparents. But was in no way raised in the Church and never recieved any other sacraments – is she … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can divorcees with “annulments” be prevented from marrying if there are young children?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Something that I have been wondering about is whether or not the Church could deny marrying a couple where one intended spouse was previously married, had children then the Church granted an annulment [declaration of nullity] saying the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Mass obligation when there’s treacherous ice and I’ve fallen before.

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
A woman in my 60s now, having had a couple of bad falls one requiring surgery, the other requiring weeks of bedrest . . . the church parking lot and walkways usually icy, frozen, unplowed, untreated, and no … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Ed Peters provides refreshing clarity about force of odd papal letter to Argentinian bishops

UPDATE:
Joseph Shaw has some observations about the appearance of the Pope’s letter to the Bishops of Buenos Aires in AAS.  HERE
Among other things he states:
There is, however, more to making something part of the magisterium, and therefore binding on the … Continue reading

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Ed Peters schools Austen Ivereigh about “converts”

The liberal attack on converts who are concerned about the Church continue.  Lately liberal paplatrous gnostic Austen Ivereigh, once editor of The Bitter Pill in the UK, jumped aboard the band-wagon launched by Michael Sean Winters of the Fishwrap.  (HERE) Liberal historian … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What is “properly disposed” for Holy Communion?

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One of the requirements for receiving communion, besides being in the state of grace, is being “properly disposed” to receive. This is something that never gets talked about. How exactly should we discern whether we are “properly disposed,” … Continue reading

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Answers to “Dubia” from the Vatican! About the Traditional Mass and overly restrictive bishops.

If you are a priest who has been hassled by your bishop about saying the traditional Mass with the 1962 Missale Romanum, pay attention.  Help has arrived.
Recently a priest of my acquaintance sent two questions to my old haunts the Pontifical … Continue reading

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