Category Archives: ASK FATHER Question Box

ASK FATHER: Can I go to an invalid Mormon wedding?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My wife’s brother is getting married in Salt Lake City this January in a civil ceremony. He is a non-practicing Mormon and his fiancee is also (as far as I know) a non-practicing Mormon. The fiancee was, however, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Mass in Classical Latin

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Could the Mass and the Office be said in the classical pronunciation?
Yes.  It would be a little strange, but, yes.
The way we speak Latin in the Church right now is based on how Italian is pronounced, or, how … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: TLM for 25th Wedding Anniversary

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My wife and I will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary this coming year.  We are regular attendees of an Extraordinary Form Mass at a local oratory dedicated to the same.  We are planning some sort of celebration … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Mistake about minister of Sacrament of Matrimony and validity

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
When making vows at a Catholic Wedding in a Catholic Church if a Groom genuinly beleives that the officiating priest at a wedding is the minister of the Sacrement of Matromony, and not the bride and groom (as … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Will I have my pets again in heaven?

QUAERITUR:
People have been asking me: Are there animal in heaven?  Will I have my pets in heaven?
This has probably been stirred up by something Pope Francis reputedly said recently in the press  (as it turns out, it was false reporting, but … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Direction of the couple exchanging vows

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
A new (perhaps not new) trend I have witnessed at recent marriages and in social media, during the nuptial vows, is the practice of the witnessing priest standing, back to the people, at the entrance of the sanctuary, and the bride … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Lighting Advent wreath during Mass

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Father, is it appropriate to replace the penitential rite with the lighting of the advent wreath?
No.
Just… no.
The longer explanation is, course, Nooooooooo.
I think there is a blessing for a wreath that can be used during Mass in the … Continue reading

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FEEDBACK: “This morning at seminary we were discussing….”

I am glad when I get feedback about how this blog has been useful for someone, especially in important matters having to do with the life of faith.
Today I received a note about something that happened in a seminary class … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Fulfilling the Mass Requirement for December 8 2014

In these USA Monday, 8 December, is a Holy Day of Obligation because Our Lady under the title of Immaculate Conception is the Patroness of our nation.
So, several readers have asked about fulfilling the Mass obligation.  Here’s is one:
If I … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Offering correction to priest who is being a jackass

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Far be it from me to tell anyone, let alone a priest, that they can be an ass to people, but our priest, whom I have good rapport with (still even it seems) really can be an ass to … Continue reading

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