Category Archives: ASK FATHER Question Box

ASK FATHER: Using Latin in the Ordinary Form

From a reader… QUAERITUR: For about a year now, we have been using Latin for the “Our Father” (sung, BTW) and “Agnus Dei” (also the Kyrie) but the rest is said in the vernacular. When I asked about it, my priest … Continue reading

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27 Feb: St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows – Patron of Handgunners, seminarians, novices

Today is the feast of St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows, Gabriel Possenti, according to the calendar of the Novus Ordo. In the older, traditional Missal we find that 28 February was given to him.   27 February is … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Must sterilized couple seek reversal?

From a reader… With contraception back in the news, a hypothetical question came to my mind. If a couple that has sterilized themselves converts to the faith, what would the church require of them? Contraceptive marital acts are immoral, so would the church … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: A committed Church of England man, Steve, married Jenny…

From a reader… QUAERITUR: A committed Church of England man, Steve, married Jenny, a Catholic who had baptism, 1st communion, confirmation in the Faith. She in full knowledge of her large Catholic family did not seek a dispensation for their wedding in a … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “My Lord and my God!” at the elevation

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’ve been reading the Celebration of Mass by J.B. o Connell and at the section concerning the consecration of the Host O’Connell writes that a priest should not say a vocal prayer at the elevation, obviously, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: My lapsed son to have a “humanist” marriage. Can I attend?

From a reader… My Son, who has lapsed from the Faith, is soon to be ‘married’ in a humanist ceremony. I and my wife have been invited but I am conscious of giving credence to the event. I am committing a sin … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Invalidly married woman enrolls in RCIA

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My next door neighbor (unbaptized) has enrolled her 5 year old daughter in CCD classes at a local parish to have her baptized and receive her first holy communion.  She decided to also enroll herself in … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Father told me not to genuflect when passing tabernacle during Mass

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I was serving at Mass in the OF today, and before Mass, my priest approached me and told me that, when crossing from one side of the altar to the other, I was not to go to the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Lace during Lent

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I was wondering what the rules are if any about wearing lace albs or cottas [surplices] by priests during Lent. Is there a prohibition on lace being worn during Lent? I don’t think there is. I … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Father sprinkles water with fingers into chalice

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is it liturgically correct for a priest to dip their fingers into the water pitcher and then shake them off into the chalice as a means to add water to the chalice before the consecration? Liturgically … Continue reading

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