Category Archives: ASK FATHER Question Box

ASK FATHER: The priest changes many things during Mass

From a reader…
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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

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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…
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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…
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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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ASK FATHER: Are there different ways to get an annulment faster?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Is the process for the Petrine privilege quicker than the annulment process? Is it easier to get? Thanks.
Again with the “getting.”
Let’s get those annulments and let’s get them fast!  Right?  After all, my friend Ellen’s best friend’s cousin’s hairdresser … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is a priest necessary for a burial?

From a reader…
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When my Dad died in August we had his funeral mass. He requested cremation and he was cremated following the funeral mass.
With the process of interment in a national cemetery (he had served in the Air Force), we … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Convert confused about “private revelations”

From a reader…
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Father, I am a fairly new convert to the Church and while I have studied theology, which led me here, I sure do get confused at times.
It seems Catholics, hesitate at studying the scriptures but jump on any … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to have Masses said for me after my death?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
What is the best way to ensure that part of whatever funds are left in my estate are used to have masses offered for the repose of my soul?
I think we all wonder about this.  I sure do. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to record SSPX sacraments in regular sacramental registers?

From a priest…
QUAERITUR:
We have a woman who was baptized in an SSPX Parish [not a parish... just some sort of chapel]. She attends Mass there. She recognizes that the SSPX lacks the jurisdiction for a Catholic Marriage. [Exactly, they don’t … Continue reading

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