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ASK FATHER: Chapel veil at school Masses

From a readerette: I’m a sophomore in high school, and this past summer I was inspired to wear a veil. I recently obtained one and I suppose I’ll wear it at school Masses now. The thing is, I go to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: People “dunked” the Host in the chalice

From a reader… QUAERITUR: During Holy Communion at Mass on Sunday I observed two individuals who took (not received) the blessed sacrament in hand then proceeded to an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion an we’re allowed to “dunk”. the host … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: House cassocks

From a reader… QUAERITUR: What is a house cassock and what is the general etiquette regarding their use? Clerical decorum has nearly completely broken down. All you have to do is look at a group of concelebrants. There are hardly … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why should we use black vestments for All Souls Day or funerals?

From a priest: My pastor said to me, “if you give me a good enough reason why I should wear black vestments on All Souls’ Day, I will do it.” What, exactly, would you recommend I tell him? My mind … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can I date a Modernist?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is it ok For a Traditional Catholic to date a modernist woman he’s trying to convert? Modernista, eh?  Convert, eh? A swift review of Pascendi dominici gregis resulted in no specific pontifical condemnations of the dating of the modernist.  As far … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Hindu service in my parish church! ANGRY!

From a priest… QUAERITUR: I’m a lowly parochial vicar at a parish whose pastor is people-pleaser. As I type this, there is a Hindu funeral ceremony going on in the nave of the church, at the foot of the altar. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Sunday obligation and Saturday vigil Masses, revisited

From a priest… QUAERITUR: I was not at peace with the Sunday-obligation-Saturday-evening question and answer. HERE Imagine a penitent: Bless me Father, for I have sinned. Three weeks ago I was leaving on a anonruise, which was for fun, but … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: I’ve been such a sinner. Is striving for holiness a waste of time?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: d’ve lived a pretty sinful life and reverted back to the faith. Since then I have been striving to become a saint, but I’m starting to get the impression I’m wasting my time. I’m a member of a … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can seminarian bless an engagement?

From a reader… I am a seminarian. One of my family member is have a non-Christian wedding but wants me to bless her engagement at home. Is it okay to do so? No. Even if the marriage were to take place in … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: During Year of Mercy can I go to SSPX Masses for my Sunday Obligation?

From a reader… May I attend a Mass by an SSPX priest during the Year of Mercy to fulfill my Sunday obligation? What is the current status of their Mass and is it affected by the Year of Mercy declaration … Continue reading

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