Category Archives: ASK FATHER Question Box

ASK FATHER: The Magical Friday Bacon-Fish!

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I saw from NOAA today that they discovered a species of moonfish which is “the first fully warm-blooded fish that circulates heated blood throughout its body much like mammals and birds.” HERE
Since in your wonderful post about eating … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Rebaptism and membership in two Churches at the same time?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Is a person who was baptized a Roman Catholic and later re-baptized in the Coptic Orthodox Church a member in good standing of both Churches who can receive communion in either one?
A dear friend of mine was baptized and raised … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Blue Vestments… again!

From a future seminarian…
QUAERITUR:
What’s the current ruling on blue vestments? Can they be used or no? I’ve heard some say that only places with an indult, like Portugal, can use them. Others say that the Vatican doesn’t really care.
P.S. Please pray for … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: I’m haunted. Was I not really absolved? Am I still excommunicated?

Fathers and seminarians, pay attention!
From a reader…
The Pope is sending out special priests who can absolve abortion. Does this mean that priests are giving absolution for something they cannot? Is the absolution then invalid? What does that mean for reception of sacraments until … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Husband had an affair, won’t go to confession

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Husband had a 2 yr+ affair all the while receiving The Eucharist each Sunday. He says he did nothing wrong; I say he has committed many mortal sins. He won’t go to confession. Your thoughts, please on what I can do besides … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Masses in living rooms

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I have observed several Priests of my acquaintance celebrating Mass in various private residences for different occasions, the latest of which was Mother’s Day (the strangest being Christmas Midnight Mass). Most if not all of these private Masses have taken place in non-consecrated space, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What to say in Roman Canon when in Territorial Abbey?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
What name is put in the Canon at ‘Antistite nostro N.’ when in the territory of a Territorial Abbey?
The General Instruction of the Roman Missal 149 provides us with a somewhat clear answer for the Novus Ordo Missae:
“The … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can friends of same sex “marry” to avoid deportation?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
A friend of mine is a faithful homosexual Catholic, in a committed chaste relationship with another homosexual Catholic since years [in a non-USA country]. He is [from non-USA country A] and his partner [from non-USA country B]. In accordance to the [country … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: When does Paschaltide end?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
You have posted before that the rubrics after the Ember Saturday Mass in the octave of Pentecost read “Post Missam exspirat tempus Paschale.” However, in the breviary, it reads “Post nonam, terminatur Officium proprium de octava, et explicit … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Father wears the chasuble for everything he does

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Is it appropriate or allowed for a priest to wear a chasuble while hearing confessions, baptizing babies or other non Mass functions?  Some priests seem to always wear a chasuble for everything while others wear an alb and … Continue reading

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