Category Archives: ASK FATHER Question Box

ASK FATHER: Catholic marriages without Nuptial Masses

From a reader… QUAERITUR: It has been over 20 years since I’ve attended a marriage in the OF between two Catholics that has had a Nuptial Mass. Why doesn’t the Church require that if two Catholics are getting married, they … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Marijuana and validity of marriage

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Recently marijuana was legalized in Canada. As such, the issue has come up that Marijuana can stay within the system for a very long time and a habitual user can be impaired by marijuana even if … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What happens to Guardian Angels after we die?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: What happens to your guardian angel after you die? Did he necessarily exist before you were conceived? If so, was he possibly somebody else’s guardian before? Indeed are angels the guardians of more than one soul? Thanks for the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Confession before suicide

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I haven’t been to confession in a long time, and I’d like to go soon. But I’ve also been very depressed and considering suicide. So I feel like one of my motivations to go would be to prepare … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Finding good sponsors for confirmation

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My son’s godmother passed away. He only had 1 godparent, because all the males I know, have not been confirmed. My question is what happens now? My son will be confirmed next year. Can someone else … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Where can I get good Brown Scapulars?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: You posted once reference to a nice scapular that you purchased, I bought one on your reference and need to replace it, but couldn’t find anything on your site about it? Do you remember where to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Friday penance on flight across International Date Line

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have the privilege of traveling to Western Australia for work in a few weeks and during my trip I will skip Friday. I leave the US on a flight on Thursday and after an almost … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: St. Gertrude’s Prayer and releasing 1000 souls from Purgatory

From a reader…. QUAERITUR: I’m presenting an argument, I know that “St. Gertrude’s Prayer doesn’t release 1000 souls, although she was very saintly like so I don’t deny that her fervor in prayer released many souls, HOWEVER, I am uneasy … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Standing on altar to change sanctuary lamp.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: What is the consequence of standing on the alter table to change a hanging sanctuary lamp? (I just saw this after mass today) Consequences can be dire, especially for the ladies of the altar guild who … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Feasts of new saints in the Traditional Latin Mass

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I was able to attend the talk by Dr. Peter Kwasniewski the other night in Minneapolis but so many hands were going up I was not able to ask my question. Do you think at some … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can we use the Breviarium Romanum published by the SSPX?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Can a Catholic in full communion with Rome use the Breviarium Romanum published by the Econe Seminary (the version used by the SSPX)? Two issues come forth. First, only some Catholics are obliged to read the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Gluten-free madness the work of the Father of Lies?

FOLLOW UP HERE From a reader… QUAERITUR: Might the gluten-free madness that grips Western society be the work of the Father of Lies? Most people who believe themselves to be gluten-intolerant are just engaging in speculation and it might be … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “I’m seriously considering adopting some form of sedevacantism”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, I’ll get straight to the point: I’m having difficulty believing that the Pope is the head of the Church. I know that regarding the past heresies Popes were often negligent in carrying out their duty to oppose error, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Advice about homeschooling and High School

I’m out of my depth with this one.  I’ll bet there are quite a few of you out there who have sorted this issue. Hence, I’ll open this up to the readership. From a reader… QUAERITUR: My son will be … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Friday penance for a vegetarian

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have a question and I think you are the perfect ossified manualist to give me the answers I need. I am a vegetarian. When it comes to Friday Penance, am I covered because I am … Continue reading

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