Category Archives: ASK FATHER Question Box

ASK FATHER: Can I send my kids to an SSPX school?

From a reader… We live near a private school run by the SSPX. I have no doubt the school eschews educational fads and gives a solid, faith-based education, and because of that it, along with the oddly sectarian-like community around … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: A single Mass for 3 or 4 intentions – and stipends

First, a note.  Never … and I mean never send me or any other priest a Mass intention and stipend without asking first whether we are free to take the intention and stipend.  It must be worked out beforehand.  That said… From a reader… … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “Blood” omitted from the consecration

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Recently at my parish, we had a retired priest say masses while our priest was away. In addition to improvising prayers during the Collect, he changed the wording of the Words of Institution. During the consecration … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: The Apostolic Pardon and You

From a reader… QUAERITUR: What does apostolic pardon mean? The Apostolic Pardon, or Benediction, forgives temporal punishment due to our sins, not the sins themselves. If anything remains from our lives, provided we die in the state of grace, for … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Viaticum and how many we can receive Communion in a day

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I understand that we can receive Holy Communion twice a day, but the second reception must be made at Mass. Can. 917 says this “without prejudice to Can. 921, §2.” I’ve read that this is understood … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Color of sanctuary lamp

From a reader: Father, Today I visited a church in a nearby town in a different diocese. The Bishop in that diocese sent out a letter about a year ago that all tabernacles are to be in front of the church. This … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Really long Elevation, Consecration – POLL

From a reader… QUAERITUR: We have a new priest in our parish (not the pastor). He’s done a few Sunday masses so far. He’s got a few quirks, the most noticeable of which are during the consecrations of the bread … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest’s cassocks with shoulder capes

From a reader… I was wondering if any secular/diocesan priest is allowed to wear a black mozzetta as part of their choir dress? I have seen pictures of some priests wearing a black mozzetta such as the Canons Regular of … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Voice Mail & ASK FATHER: Catholic and Orthodox wedding question

I’ve been monitoring my voice mail.  A question came in a while back which I can now treat. Let’s have the audio…

This is an interesting question. I’m a Latin Church, Catholic priest and not really qualified to speak about … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Hand clapping during TLM

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’m unlearned in the extraordinary form, and the other day, I saw the MC clap his hands when the servers were supposed to kneel. Is that common? I thought it was a little odd. Yes, a … Continue reading

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