Category Archives: ASK FATHER Question Box

ASK FATHER: The TLM’s Orationes Diversae and Oratio Imperata

UPDATE: My good friend Fr. Finigan has a post about Votive Mass which is sort of related to this. HERE ___ From a reader… QUAERITUR: In the Missale Romanum of the traditional Mass (1962), there is a section called “Orationes … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Lutheran service more reverent than the Sunday Mass

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’m on vacation visiting my sister in Orlando. I try a new parish every time I come because they all seem to be lacking in reverence. (After Mass, I attended a Lutheran service with my sister’s … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: My mind goes blank just before confession

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have a frustrating problem that has plagued me for years without fail. Throughout the week, all my faults and sins that a I’ve committed since my last confession ruminate through my mind clearly and distinctly. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Blessed wine turns to vinegar… still blessed?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I had an almost empty bottle of wine I had blessed on the Feast of St. Blaise. I tasted it and it started to get a mild vinegar taste/smell to it. I still drank it, but … Continue reading

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PRAYERCAzT / PODCAzT 172: Blessing Holy Water in Latin with the traditional Rituale Romanum

From a priest: Could you record for your priestly audience the correct pronunciation for the Holy Water blessing in Latin? Sure!   I can do that. I will also include this in the What Does The Prayer Really Sound Like series, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Eating meat on Friday during the Octave of Easter

Let’s get out in front of this before the calendar clicks over to Friday From a reader… QUAERITUR: My wife and I recently returned to the traditional friday abstinence from meat year round. Traditionally, would the friday abstinence from meat also … Continue reading

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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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