Category Archives: ASK FATHER Question Box

ASK FATHER: A 12 year old asks ” #EarthDay is coming up…”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: A 12 year old asks: Earth day is coming up and I have a question: Is being ecological a sin? She thinks is a sin because she thinks it is caring too much about the earth. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to receive Communion on the tongue?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Hi, Father. 1) I keep thinking that I should receive the Eucharist on the tongue, but am running into barriers, [you mean… like dopey priests?] to include the following: a) “how” to actually receive on the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Father used the blessing for a train when blessing my car

From a reader… QUAERITUR: If a priest by mistake uses the blessing of a train for a car is there really a benediction places on the automobile or does the car in question still need to be blessed? Yes, I … Continue reading

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PRAYERCAzT: What does the Latin Exorcism really sound like? FOR PRIESTS ONLY – UPDATED

UPDATE 17 April 2019: A while ago I had a request from an exorcist of a US diocese for a recording not only of Chapter 3, but also of Chapter 2.  “Euge! Euge!”, quoth I, “It is, however, long.   But … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: The priest is a jerk and has hang-ups

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Can priests be trusted with all parishoners or do they have hang-ups with particular types of people? I am a single woman and I feel like the priest at my church doesn’t like to be called … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: My unbaptized wife insists on contraception

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’m a youngish Catholic man who very much wants closeness with Christ through the Church in Her teachings and Sacraments. I’m also a Catholic man married to an unbaptized woman, who has been insistent on taking … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: I’m angry! Father’s sermons are boring, lack joy!

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Our priest’s sermons are dull, dry, predictable, boring, , too serious (they lack joy) don’t speak to the heart and are uninspiring. It’s like listening to a student teacher stand at the pulpit and give a … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Valid or invalid gluten free hosts?

From a priest… QUAERITUR: I was at a church this week and this is the gluten-free stuff they’re passing out.  Look at the ingredients.  How can this be valid matter? Just so that you can see it more clearly. NO!  … Continue reading

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Minimalist Catholics or More?

Fr. Jerabek, at his blog, has a good reminder about Lenten penance, and Fridays, and fasting and abstinence. All Fridays of the year are days of penance.  Fridays of Lent are more specific. All Catholics who have completed 14 years … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Archbishop – ooops – “consecrates” whisky instead of wine.

Wait long enough and that hardly-to-be-imagined thing will happen. Holy Church has been at this Holy Mass thing for a really long time and in really diverse circumstances.  Hence, she has been through a great many “What if X happens…?” … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Are baptisms really forbidden during Lent?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I was reading the bulletin of my former parish recently and noticed they are no longer doing baptisms during Lent. I know this is a recent policy change – probably related to the hiring of a … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “Official” Litanies approved for liturgical use? – UPDATED!

UPDATED BELOW From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have wondered what it means for litanies to be “approved for liturgical use”. Of course, there are many litanies floating around, and then there are those “official” litanies – but what exactly would … Continue reading

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Getting ready for Holy Week and singing the Passion in Latin

Where I am, we are preparing for the great Triduum with its ceremonies which make present to us, sacramentally, the mysteries they represent. Yes, we are going full-tradition this year. I am very hopeful about having the help of priests … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Communion on the tongue for people with Oral Herpes – HSV-1

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father Z, I have been diagnosed with oral herpes. It is fairly common and to my knowledge I am asymptomatic. With that said should I avoid receiving the precious blood ever? Also, can I still receive … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Surrounded by modernism, only TLM available is schismatic

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I live in Nova Scotia, Canada. In my diocese there is no traditional latin mass available. When we ask through mail, email or petition list, we are ignore. As a result some people, including me, have … Continue reading

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