Category Archives: ASK FATHER Question Box

ASK FATHER: Can I wear a scapular on my bullet proof vest?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I want to wear a scapular on my bullet proof vest. The best way to do this is to sew a Velcro patch onto one, but would doing that be considered impious or a mistreatment of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: @BishopBarron on the Pew Research and lack of belief in the Eucharist. Fr. Z rants a little and issues an invitation.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Bishop Barron has a video reacting to the Pew Research saying that 75% of Catholics think the Blessed Sacrament is just a symbol.  He talks about the failure of catechetics and educators and that social justice … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Am I obliged to tell an old priest about his liturgical ad libs?

From a seminarian… QUAERITUR: Thank you very much for everything you do on this blog. I am a seminarian and an avid reader of this blog. My seminary is orthodox, but these are difficult times in the Church and it … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Was I automatically excommunicated?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Since latae sententiae excommunication is not incurred without committing a mortal sin, and acting against one’s conscience regarding something one thinks might be mortally sinful is itself a mortal sin, is excommunication incurred if one thinks … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: As a youth minister, I don’t think clergy have my back.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father have you seen this recent Pew poll on how we as Catholics view the Eucharist? I’m a Youth Minister @ my Church. I can do talks till I’m blue in the face, but feel I … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes and ASK FATHER: sermons and birettas

Was there a good point made in the sermon during your Mass of Sunday obligation? Let us know. Today I had the pleasure of being deacon for this morning’s Solemn Mass.  One of the local priests had, at the last … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priests who bless with their fingers in the Greek icon “ICXC” style

From priest… QUAERITUR: At the moment I’m at a presbyteral retreat. When you get a bunch of priests together, you’re bound to see the whole range of liturgical “sensibilities,” leaving aside entirely the dinner table conversation… [For sure.  I look … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Repeat a wedding ceremony with a friend presiding?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Long time reader, first time questioner. I have a friend that will soon be getting married. On Saturday he will have a traditional Catholic Church wedding. However, on Sunday he is having a reception in which … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Traditional “Supplied rites” after emergency or modern rite baptism

From a reader on Twitter… QUAERITUR: @fatherz Thx for posting about the Taylor Marshall & Fr Nix talk which I also watched. How can we get the Baptism old rite elements supplied? My priests r unaware it’s permitted. Is there … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Sex before Communion

UPDATE 15 July 2019: Rev. Mr. Kandra remarked at his blog about this post.   He disappoints. The non-canonist deacon disagrees with the canonical arguments of the esteemed canonist Ed Peters.  Fine.  Kandra can state a position and attempt to defend it. So … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Should Catholic parents attend wedding of daughter outside the Church?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, should Catholic parents even attend the wedding of their Catholic daughter to a non-Baptized man outside the Church? Unitarian, to be exact. The father is going to walk his daughter down the aisle, and Catholic … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “Funeral Liturgy Outside Mass”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Earlier this week, my wife attended what she thought would be a Funeral Mass for a Catholic relative, but was dismayed to find that it was merely a Liturgy of the Word service, followed by schmaltzy … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why not St. Louis Jesuit Music at Traditional Latin Masses?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: What’s wrong with the St Louis jesuits? A Director of Music for a Latin Mass community once said that, with regards to hymns, what we sing now as traditional hymns was once new and modern at … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Should I pray my Rosary in Latin?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: If one knows the Our Father, Hail Mary & Glory Be in Latin, but one’s mind can’t translate the words directly as one prays them, is it OK to pray the rosary this way or should … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can a deacon serve as acolyte in the Extraordinary Form Mass?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Can a deacon serve as acolyte in the Extraordinary Form Mass? Sure.  If there are not enough servers for the sake of a Solemn Mass, and for some reason you have a plethora of deacons and … Continue reading

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