Category Archives: ASK FATHER Question Box

ASK FATHER: Received into Church after strange Presbyterian baptism

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I was Baptized in the Presbyterian Church and converted to the Catholic faith 9 years ago at the age of 9. Becoming very interested in my own baptism I watched a video of a Presbyterian ministerconferring baptism. He traced the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Participate in Nativity play during Mass?

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My pastor has asked my wife, newborn, and me to portray the Holy Family during Christmas Eve Mass. We would process in and then the baby would be placed in the creche. I just found out that this will be a “children’s … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is attending a Rock Mass sacrilege? A mortal sin?

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I am writing you because of what I believe concerning a ‘teen mass.’ A few weeks ago, I was not able to make it to Mass in the morning. Someone had told me that a particular church had a Mass … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can I go to an invalid Mormon wedding?

From a reader…
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My wife’s brother is getting married in Salt Lake City this January in a civil ceremony. He is a non-practicing Mormon and his fiancee is also (as far as I know) a non-practicing Mormon. The fiancee was, however, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Mass in Classical Latin

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Could the Mass and the Office be said in the classical pronunciation?
Yes.  It would be a little strange, but, yes.
The way we speak Latin in the Church right now is based on how Italian is pronounced, or, how … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: TLM for 25th Wedding Anniversary

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My wife and I will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary this coming year.  We are regular attendees of an Extraordinary Form Mass at a local oratory dedicated to the same.  We are planning some sort of celebration … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Mistake about minister of Sacrament of Matrimony and validity

From a reader…
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When making vows at a Catholic Wedding in a Catholic Church if a Groom genuinly beleives that the officiating priest at a wedding is the minister of the Sacrement of Matromony, and not the bride and groom (as … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Will I have my pets again in heaven?

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People have been asking me: Are there animal in heaven?  Will I have my pets in heaven?
This has probably been stirred up by something Pope Francis reputedly said recently in the press  (as it turns out, it was false reporting, but … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Direction of the couple exchanging vows

From a reader…
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A new (perhaps not new) trend I have witnessed at recent marriages and in social media, during the nuptial vows, is the practice of the witnessing priest standing, back to the people, at the entrance of the sanctuary, and the bride … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Lighting Advent wreath during Mass

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Father, is it appropriate to replace the penitential rite with the lighting of the advent wreath?
No.
Just… no.
The longer explanation is, course, Nooooooooo.
I think there is a blessing for a wreath that can be used during Mass in the … Continue reading

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