Category Archives: ASK FATHER Question Box

ASK FATHER: Married deacons and the fascia

From a permanent deacon…
QUAERITUR:
Can a married Deacon use a fascia with his cassock, considering that it symbolises chastity?
If it symbolizes chastity, most certainly then, a married deacon can wear it, since he should be living a life of chastity as … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Our Episcopal priest recently became a nun….

This was so quirky, that I had to post it. I asked a priest friend to write a response.
From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Our Episcopal [?] priest recently became a nun. She insists on wearing her habit when serving mass. Is this proper or … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Petrine Privilege or usual “annulment” procedure? Help!

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Is it a better option for us to seek a Petrine Privilege rather than go through the usual annulment procedure if my husband was not baptized for his 1st marriage or his marriage to me? His 1st wife … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: I work on Sunday. Can I go to Mass on another day?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Never dreamed I’d be asking this, but I suppose I had better: Due to my current job or the job that I’m hoping to take soon, getting to Mass on Sunday can be difficult. If I’m up until … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Who is a member of the Church?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Who is a member of the Roman Catholic Church? Is baptism all that is required? What about people baptised into the RC Church who later in life do not believe in some of the teachings of the RC … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Proper location on altar for stuffed koala

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Our local Extraordinary Form group was preparing for Mass and we found left on the altar a stuffed koala bear apparently from an earlier Novus Ordo Mass.  One of the members wondered aloud if a stuffed koala should … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: 5.11 Tactical Clerical Shirts

From a deacon…
QUAERITUR:
Anyway my main reason for contacting you regards the 5.11 Clericals. I was recently ordained a Transitional Deacon for the Diocese ___.  [Congratulations.] I am very interested in having a clerical shirt that I can play laser tag … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can a nun preach a homily?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Last night the priest saying Mass, said that a nun who was the head of a Theology department at a university could dictate who had faculties to say a homily at the university church. So the such a … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: I’d like to be EMHC for nursing homes but not during Mass

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I have a question that has been troubling me lately and I hope that you can answer my concern. There is a monthly roster that is posted at our parish to let the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion what … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Admonishing the sinner

From a reader…
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A Catholic friend recently told me that if a person we know is doing something sinful but we believe they are truly ignorant of the fact that their action is a sin, then we should not tell them … Continue reading

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