Category Archives: ASK FATHER Question Box

ASK FATHER: My husband abandoned me and our child

From a reader… QUAERITUR: It’s been a while since Ive been on WDTPRS but I need help. I am a convert, and converted after I married. We got some kind of dispensation to be “re” married in the Church, even … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Many languages in one Mass

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is it possible to say Mass in many languages? In example part in English, part in French or better part in English and Canon in latin? Yes, this is possible in the Ordinary Form. Is it a … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Father says Mass in alb and stole

From a reader: A new pastor to our church celebrated the Sacrifice of the Mass dressed only in a white alb with a green stole this Sunday. It is my understanding a priest is always to wear proper liturgical vestments … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Wedding of Catholic and Protestant with priest and minister

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Just last weekend, I attended the marriage of the oldest daughter of family friends (all of whom Catholics) to a Protestant man. The wedding occurred in the local Catholic Church, but both the local priest and the groom’s pastor … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: When you remember, past, forgotten sins?

From a reader…  I’m a convert to the Church, so I have a large span of my life with sins that I’m not entirely sure of. I confessed a series of sins (all of the same kind) as doubtful, but then a while … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Do we need “more direct and forceful” evangelization? Identifying the “enemy”.

From a reader… In the Pope’s visit to Ecuador he stated: “Evangelization does not consist in proselytizing, but in attracting by our witness those who are far off, in humbly drawing near to those who feel distant from God and … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is it wrong or illicit to go to a different diocese to be confirmed?

From a reader… Is it wrong or illicit to go to a different diocese to be confirmed? Does an Ordinary have the right to confirm his subjects? Does the Bishop of another diocese have to have permission to confirm someone … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can I attend this invalid wedding?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My wife’s niece is getting married this coming October. I asked her what faith she is and she couldn’t even tell me. I asked her what her fiancé’s faith was and she said catholic. I told her to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest who baptizes any baby brought to him

From a reader… I know of a local Ukrainian Catholic priest who baptizes any Catholic baby (whether Roman or Eastern Rite) who is brought to him by their parents (whether or not the parents knew of this priest or if … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Same-sex confusion, false understanding of marriage, and nullity

From a reader… This may be more of a canon law question (and therefore not necessarily your expertise), but I was rueing the number of Catholics rejoicing with the recent SSM ruling, and it strike me, if they are married, … Continue reading

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