Category Archives: ASK FATHER Question Box

ASK FATHER: Marriage in “another suitable place”

From a reader…
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My grandson will be married in a year. He has not been baptized but raised in a Christian home. His wife to be is Catholic. He insists their marriage can take place in a hotel and witnessed by a deacon. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Crossing arms to receive Communion

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 I have been regularly attending the Traditional Latin Mass for the last two years and have been an altar boy at the TLM for the past year and a half. I have noticed that a fair number of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Non-seminarian Lectors and Acolytes

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Can laymen who are not in the seminary, upon request, receive the orders of lector and acolyte? My parish likes having me read, they say I am good at it, but I am not sure that I feel … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Sequence ‘Victimae paschali laudes’ on Divine Mercy Sunday

From a priest…
QUAERITUR:
Our Canadian Ordo says we may use the sequence Victimae paschale laudes on this coming Second Sunday of Easter, which sequence I dearly love.
Such was not the case in the Missal of St Pius V, including St John … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can the pre-1955 Holy Week Rites be used?

From a reader…
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Is there a specific rule banning the use of the pre-55 holy week rites, and really the pre-55 missal as a whole? Or may a priest use it if he desires?
Some say, and with good reason, that the pre-1955 rites … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Haven’t been to confession for 40 years

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I’m 49 and haven’t been to confession since I was about 9 I say prayers every day and pop into church now and then to light candles the thing is I’ve not been to well recently and would … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Blessed Sacrament in unattended church

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I attend a local parish in a rural area that is a small mission church from a larger one 20 miles away. There is no daily Mass here, but the Blessed Sacrament is reserved in the Tabernacle during the week.
Yesterday … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Miscarried babies and heaven

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Does a miscarriage baby go to heaven if not baptized?
One of God’s greatest attributes is His mercy. We read in the letter of James 2:13, that mercy triumphs over judgment. Mercy is a reflection of His being Almighty.
We … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Dressing up for confession

From a reader…
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A blessed Holy Week to you! I just had a question about proper attire for confession. We hear a lot about attire for Mass, rightly so, but I’m wondering if we should dress up for other sacraments, like confession? I understand … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: More than one Paschal Candle at a Vigil for parish cluster

From a reader…
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I am a parish priest in a cluster of three parishes. We are celebrating the Easter Vigil at the largest church. The smaller two churches (full parishes in their own rite)will have Mass on Easter Sunday. Do you know of any … Continue reading

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