Category Archives: ASK FATHER Question Box

ASK FATHER: What time of day should Father be saying his Office?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I know some priests who pray all the Hours of the divine office at a particular time…for example:
There is this priest who went out for an important trip..he probably didn’t have any free time in the evening so … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Doubts about annulment for 1st marriage, guilt about 2nd

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
After a deeper conversion experience I had a love for my first wife that I did not have before. It seemed that after my conversion the love of Jesus was flowing through me for her. I was “loving … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: EMHCs at TLM… permitted?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR (edited):
On Sunday  I attended the [Traditional Latin Mass - TLM] at ___.  What surprised me was that an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion (Male) assisted in distributing Holy Communion, Host only.
Is this proper or did I miss … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: I live in one diocese, but go to church in another.

From a reader…

I recently moved quite a distance and found a home that was, unbeknownst to me, within the territory of another diocese. My territorial parish is, sadly, less than faithful to the liturgy and for a variety of reasons related to that … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Do I need special training or blessing to make vestments?

From a readerette:
I have a priest that I dearly love who is approaching his 10th anniversary of ordination, and I want to make him vestments. I am an skilled seamstress and embroideress, so that is not the issue. But I … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Hand missals, Mass books for children

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Do you have any recommendations for good children’s missals for both the ordinary and extraordinary forms of the Mass? We have two school-aged children (2nd grade and kindergarten) that we want to work with on a better understanding … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Father gave me a penance that discouraged me.

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I am struggling with food and alcohol addiction. After confessing this, my penance was to fast the next day after such indulgences. I was discouraged. My confessor did not know my circumstances. I have successfully done “fast’” and … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: EMHCs when instituted acolytes are present

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I am an instituted acolyte in formation for Holy Orders.
Based on my reading of the GIRM, an instituted acolyte is an extraordinary minister of holy communion and would be expected to serve in that role should they be … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: So angry from liturgical abuses that I didn’t go to Communion!

From a reader…
QUAERTUR:
While out of town we attended a Redemptorist ____. They had a visiting priest from “Food for the Poor. He began the Mass as if he were a Baptist preacher making us all say ”Amen” several times until we pleased … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: The priest’s Eucharistic fast in the Extraordinary Form

From a priest…
QUAERITUR:
I mostly do the Extraordinary Form.
I saw in the De defectibus of 1962, it tells priest to fast 3 hours before communion, does that still hold with extra ordinary form Mass or does the hour fast work without … Continue reading

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