Category Archives: ASK FATHER Question Box

ASK FATHER: Is Francis an Antipope because Cardinals conspired and the conclave was invalid?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: In your podcast the other about [Fr. Thomas G.] Weinandy’s idea of an “internal papal schism” you said that nobody is saying that Bergoglio is an Antipope. But there are people saying that and Bergoglio is … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: When could priests wear casual attire?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: In the United States, I imagine you would agree, it is not uncommon to see priests in very casual attire. Under what circumstances (if any) would the traditional modus operandi allow for dressing down (i.e. not … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to protest, perhaps in Rome?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, do you think individuals or groups of non-Italian Catholics can picket or demonstrate in Saint Peter’s Square? I’m from the U.S.A. and thinking I’d like to fly over and start doing so! As a frequent … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to “activate” or “invoke” the Sacrament of Confirmation?

From a reader under another post: How exactly does one “activate” or “invoke” the Sacrament of Confirmation? Firstly, make a really good examination of conscience.  Then, GO TO CONFESSION!  Follow up with a devout Holy Communion. Then, if you have … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Reader Request – Program for 1st Mass (TLM)

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Do you have an example of a program for a priest’s first Mass? Specifically, one that could catechize non-practicing Catholics or non-Catholics who might attend by explaining what goes on during the Liturgy? Thank you and … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Mustaches and receiving the Precious Blood

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have a fairly bushy mustache. I don’t feel comfortable receiving the Precious Blood as I sometimes get liquids on my mustache, my morning coffee is sometimes a chore. That said, a friend said I was … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Are permanent deacons necessary?

From a permanent deacon… QUAERITUR: What is your take on the state of the permanent diaconate? Permanent deacons don’t seem to have a “home” in the Church. Many in the traditional community bemoan permanent deacons as a Vatican II oddity, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Grandparents were Masons. Is there demonic attachment now for generations?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Dear Fr Z – First, let me again express gratitude for your priesthood and the work you do. Your constant, faithful representation of the Faith and calm, stalwart encouragement are invaluable boons. Second, I read this … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Should I “poison” by Facebook account?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Will I be guilty of causing scandal if I “poison” my Facebook data in order to protect myself from them? I just read an article how it is better to run a script to make your … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 177: Latin of the Last Rites in the Traditional Form

We’ll explore this time the Latin of the Last Rites in the Traditional form. There is enough evidence that Latin is more effective in our Rite than the vernacular, that the use of Latin, often, is warranted. It would be … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why not use “Unbound” for “deliverance prayers”?

From a priest… QUAERITUR: On your post about exorcism of a parish you mentioned in the comments not to use “Unbound”. I know people connected to this. Do you know of a good article explaining why? I interested being able … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: A man at work wants to be addressed as a woman.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Dear Fr. I’m hoping for some advice as to how to charitably and prudently deal with a gender dysphoric coworker without giving a pinch of incense to Jupiter. Specifically, it is likely that I will need … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: If adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will end, why do we say, “without end” when we pray?

From a Sister… QUAERITUR: We are trying to revive the practice of Perpetual Adoration in our congregation. Previously (1882-1986), when there was a change of adorers the incoming adorer would say “Praised and adored be without end” and the outgoing … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to make a good confession, especially after many years

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Hello, Father. I have a request. Since you often exhort people to go to confession, and since many haven’t gone in years and have anxiety about the form it takes, what to do or what to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: The priest asked me what my penance should be

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I went to Confession yesterday, and the priest asked me to suggest a good penance for myself. I was completely taken aback. I hate vague penances like “give to the poor,” so I suggested three Hail … Continue reading

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