Category Archives: ASK FATHER Question Box

ASK FATHER: Can we listen to talks by SSPX priests?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: As SSPX priest and bishops are canonically suspended, would it be a sin to listen, read or propagate a book or a talk by a priest or bishop of the Society ? For example, if I wish to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: The 100th anniversary of Fatima

From a priest… QUAERITUR: The 100th anniversary of Fatima: I don’t really know anything about the apparition or the message.  I am careful with what I read.  Especially on this topic things can derail into the realm of the kooky … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Baptizing with the name “Lucifer”.

UPDATE:  Reading comments, I was suddenly minded of the moment in Michael O’Brien’s book Voyage to Alpha Centauri (UK LINK HERE) when the dupes perform the Satanic dance. Have you read it? From a priest… QUAERITUR: I recently encountered a situation in … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Rose vestment on weekdays after Gaudete Sunday?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Can rose Vestments be worn on the Féria days of the 3rd week of Advent in both Extraordinary Form and Novus Ordo? I haven’t seen an indication of that for the Novus Ordo in the Novus … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Holy ICE! Holy Water freezing in the stoop.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have included some pictures as a visual aid for my question. Today I went to confession at a church well over 100 years old. As such, the entrance ways are quite cold in the winter, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Of different shades of rose, madder, and debauchery

“Real priests wear rosacea!” QUAERITUR: Elsewhere someone asked if there are proper shades of rose, rosacea, for Roman vestments just as there are different shades of violet or purple for Advent and for Lent.  Some say that a bluer purple should … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Book recommendations for young men discerning priesthood

From a reader… QUAERITUR: In reference to one of your latest posts, do you have any solid book recommendations for young men discerning priesthood. A lot of the stuff usually recommended is emotionally based and does little in the way … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can a bishop permit permanent deacon to administer the Sacrament of the Sick?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Can a Bishop give a permanent Deacon (Military Ordinariate) the authority to administer the Sacrament of the Sick? NO!  One hundred times… NO! Deacons are not able to administer Anointing of the Sick. Only the sacerdos (which term … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Are deacons required to wear the dalmatic at Mass?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, last year we began attending a more traditional parish in our diocese. It struck me just today that I’ve never seen our deacon at Mass without a dalmatic, whereas we saw the deacon frequently without … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Does the Thanksgiving Friday Indult apply to deployed US military?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’ll be deployed overseas this Thanksgiving Friday. I belong to a personal parish (FSSP) in a regular geographic diocese back home, but deployed I fall under the Archdiocese of Military ervices. Does the Pope Pius XII … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Eucharistic Prayer for Masses with Children

From a reader… QUAERITUR: This morning at Sunday Mass our priest sang the Eucharistic prayer for children’s liturgy and there was piano throughout as well as sung responses. I have never heard such a thing. It confused my small children. Is this ordeal approved by … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Will SSPX priests be able to absolve validly after the Year of Mercy closes?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’ve been searching through the Internet, and since I’ve found absolutely nothing regarding this matter, I’ve thought I might as well just send this question to you so that you can be the first (hopefully) to write about it. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is post-election schadenfreude a sin to be confessed?

From a priest… QUAERITUR: A simple question that arose for me this week for obvious reasons. Is schadenfreude a sin that should be confessed? This requires a lot of deep thought, prayer, time to reflect. … …. ….. …… Okay. No. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Catechizing apathetic children

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Do you have any advice on catechizing children who have an apathy for the faith, and whose family come to Mass, but that’s it there is no teaching going on in the home. The kids I teach at … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Should I be a permanent deacon?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Dear Father, I am in my early/mid 30s, married with two children. I am considering the permanent diaconate- Our diocese is one where priests are overworked; at my grandmother’s funeral, no priest was available for the … Continue reading

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