Category Archives: ASK FATHER Question Box

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…
QUAERITUR:
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…
QUAERITUR:
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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ASK FATHER: Can bishop/rector forbid seminarians from attending Extraordinary Form?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Can a bishop in a diocese forbid seminarians from attending the extraordinary form of the Mass?
This is happening in the ___ diocese. My friend who just entered this seminary informed me of this when I invited him to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Biretta woes! Wherein Fr. Z offers wisdom.

And now for something really important.
Pompoms on birettas.
From a seminarian in these USA …
QUAERITUR:
Any suggestions as to where to purchase a good biretta? It seems most of offerings from American companies have the black pom which falls totally flat. I’d … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: CQ CQ CQ … QSL?

It’s Ham Saturday for me, it seems. I have had email about Echolink (which I still haven’t gotten into… mea culpa).  And now this, from a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I would like to know what your thoughts on including Catholic art on QSL … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Baptizing aliens who burst into flames from water. No. Really.

From a reader (who has sent queries before about a writing project):
I’m sorry if I’m been annoying at all in the past. But I have another question this one is for a writing project that might never get off the ground, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is it wrong to use Holy Water to bless my unbaptized children?

From a Protestant, catechumen…
QUAERITUR:
My husband and I are Protestant Christians, both baptized. We have three young children, all under the age of 5, and none of them are baptized. We are beginning RCIA and have been regularly attending a Catholic … Continue reading

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