Category Archives: ASK FATHER Question Box

ASK FATHER: Boss threatens to fire me if I don’t receive Communion.

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I have worked for a USA based Catholic non-profit for 5 years. I am a Catholic in good standing and am attached to the Extraordinary Form of the Mass and am a lay member of the Confraternity of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: When is enough, enough?

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When is enough, enough? I help facilitate the RCIA program in my parish and the other leaders in the name of compassion are constantly at odds with the teachings of Holy Mother Church. As one trying to be … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Simple Exposition

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My parish is looking into daily Eucharistic exposition. Our tabernacle is located in a small chapel away from the altar of sacrifice and the current plan is to have exposition take place in the monstrance located inside of the tabernacle with … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest couldn’t hear confession in Spanish.

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Today I went to confession at a nearby bilingual Novus Ordo parish. The priest was visiting, and informed us that he didn’t speak Spanish and could only hear confessions in English.
I know that in the danger of death … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Does the Church “supply” what is lacking in doubtful absolutions?

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I’ve heard you say that one of the cruelest things a priest can do is hear your confession and not (at least) say “I absolve you from your sins in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Conflict with parents about use of artificial contraception

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I am 20 years old, and I believe that contraception is immoral. My parents do not. This has caused much strife at home. We went to our trusted parish priest together to discuss it. He told me that certain circumstances within … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Parish fundraiser serves meat on 1st Fridays

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Every First Friday, a neighboring parish hosts a fundraiser dinner at which they serve beef or chicken, except during Lent. Many of our friends (homeschooling families) are parishioners there and attend every month. We hear that it’s delicious fare and as I … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Catholic funeral for Freemasons

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Recently there was a huge funeral in our cathedral for a 32nd degree member of the Freemasons. The local TLM community is very upset and crying foul. It’s a mess. Could you offer some insight? I have friends in the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Catholic wishes to marry “non-denominational Christian”

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When a nondenominational Christian wishes to marry a Catholic, what must that Christian do if they do not wish to convert to Catholicism?
First, I must say that marrying a non-Catholic isn’t the very best of situations.  Yes, yes. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest invites people to stand around altar during consecration

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Today [actually a while back at the time of this posting] the associate pastor, a newly ordained priest, asked us, since there were fewer people than usual present at Mass, to come up after the homily around the altar … Continue reading

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