Category Archives: ASK FATHER Question Box

ASK FATHER: Donations for confessions

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
In NYC St Francis of Assisi on 10/28/14 I went to confession. In the middle of the area that one waits on line for confession is a solid-metal 3-ft high donation box with the laminated sign that requests donations in “gratitude … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: All Souls Sunday – Gloria? Creed? What does the ‘Universal Ordo’ really say?

UPDATE:
I was sent this:

Dear Father,

regarding your post on All Souls Sunday, here’s from the Ordo Missae Celebrandae et Divini oficii persolvendi secundum Calendarium Romanum generale pro anno liturgico 2014-2015 iuxta editionem III typicam Missalis Romani:

November 2.
Viol. vel Nig.
IN COMMEMORATIONE OMNIUM FIDELIUM … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to support young priest whose pastor doesn’t want the TLM?

From a reader…
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Our parish has a 1 year ordained assoc pastor trained in TLM and would love to say it. Pastor is 62, new to us, would probably have a stroke if assoc pastor said TLM. How can I help(not … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can a godparent marry a godchild? Confirmation sponsor a confirmand?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Are spiritual relationships hindrances to marriages? For example, can a confirmand marry their sponsor? Can the children of godparents marry the godparents’ godchild?
An excellent question.
St. Thomas Aquinas spoke of spiritual affinity and the impediment it created in Question 56 of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Gloria and Creed for All Souls on Sunday?

From a reader…
The Canadian Bishops’ official Ordo clearly calls for the Gloria and the Creed on Sunday November 2. (Along with a note warning that the Sunday celebration shouldn’t be too penitential because it’s the Resurrection.)
But the Missal seems to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: The priest changes many things during Mass

From a reader…
QUAERTUR:
In my parish, the priest is a bit of a progressive type (he recommended Fishwrap as a good Catholic website). Anyway, just wondering whether it’s OK that he never says the Nicene Creed (it’s always the Apostle’s Creed), whether getting the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Placement of choir

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
What does the Church recommend IF there is NOT A LOFT?
I am a music director at a small rural church and ONLY at Christmas and Easter do we have the choir come up during communion and the sing … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Prayer for the Holy Father’s intention?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
To gain an indulgence we are required to “pray for the Pope’s intention”. How are we to understand this – are we asking God to answer the specific prayer intentions of the Holy Father (crudely, asking God to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can’t get real baptism certificate! Wedding in six weeks!

From a reader…
I was born in a town in the Jefferson City Archdiocese twenty-four years ago. However upon birth, I was helicoptered to Children’s hospital in the st. louis Archdiocese, due to complications.
When I arrived at Children’s, I was baptized … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Anointing in the Time of Ebola

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I´m writing from Spain where sadly, a nurse is extremely ill with Ebola virus. She was infected while treating a Spanish missionary who was brought back from Africa to get treated.
My question is this: imagine she asks for … Continue reading

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