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ASK FATHER: Priest puts too much water into the chalice. Valid?

From a reader… QUAERUNTUR (I generally take ONE question at a time, but I am feeling benign this afternoon… a rare occurance): Your recent post this afternoon about validity around a Priest using “for all” instead of “for many” made me … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest says “for all” in consecration. Invalid?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I just read an article from the Remnant which argued that the use of “for all” instead of “for many” did not invalidate the Mass. This article was written immediately after the release of the new translation of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is there an Archangel Uriel?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My daughter asked me if I had heard of an Archangel Uriel. I believe only 3 are named in Scripture and we must be careful about a name that could be an evil spirit. Info online seems to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: In confession, instead of Act of Contrition, Father asked questions

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I went to confession at a nearby parish recently. This is the first time I’ve done confession with this particular priest. Obviously in a hurry to keep the confession line moving as quickly as possible, [bless him] the priest, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “Annulments” and appealing to the Roman Rota

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have a question about annulment and the process.  A friend of ours and her husband have gone through the process in our local diocese. The friend sought the annulment for reasons that we believe (but do not know … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Missa Sicca – “Dry Mass”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, what are your thoughts about Dry Masses or Missa Sicca? I found a Carthusian Breviary that there is an appendix for it, as well as Michael Lofton of Church Militant derived from it as well … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can babies see angels?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Some other Catholic moms and I were discussing how babies often gaze off into space and smile. Some of the mom’s said they had been told that babies can see angels. This is certainly a lovely … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can demons enter a church during the Traditional Latin Mass?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: When I first read your post on how the laity’s deportment affects the priest’s soul, [HERE] I thought you were saying you’d been physically struck by the devil during Mass. When I went back to ascertain … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: First Mass of a new priest – Requiem?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have heard that there is an ancient tradition in which a newly ordained priest offers either his first Mass or one of the following Masses for the souls of the faithful departed, specifically for his … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why do priests impose hands during ordinations?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I attended the sacerdotal ordination of 5 priests for my diocese last Saturday. After the bishop imposed hands, other priests participating in the Mass also imposed hands on the candidates. Since priests lack the fullness of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can a layperson repose the Blessed Sacrament?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Our priest has asked the two laypersons who attend the last hour of Adoration if they would be willing to repose the Blessed Sacrament if he cannot be present to do so. I am one of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Visible tattoos and altar service

From a reader… I was at Mass today at a parish with exceptionally reverent liturgies, communion received at the communion rail kneeling and on the tongue, male-only altar servers and EMHC, but something kept catching my eye and distracting me-one … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Boys choosing female saints for confirmation names

From a reader… Today at our new parish, we had the Bishop administer the Sacrament of Confirmation. Among the girls, 2 took the name Sebastian, 3 took Luke, 1 took John, 2 took Raphael, 2 took Francis, with one Michael. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is having a “straw subdeacon” for a Solemn TLM okay?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’ve been to Solemn High Masses where a seminarian (perhaps having been instituted as an acolyte) was acting as Subdeacon (a “straw” subdeacon, I think, since he’s not ordained). Other than ordained men, who can act … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Near occasions of sin when dating

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Fr. Donald F. Miller C.S.R.R. wrote in the pamphlet “Questions Young People Ask About Marriage” among other things that dating with no intention of marriage in a reasonable time is a near occasion of sin [high … Continue reading

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