Category Archives: ASK FATHER Question Box

ASK FATHER: Send electronic donations to parish by texting during Mass?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’m not a registered user of your blog but I do “lurk” on a daily basis. I would appreciate it if you could comment on the following which was written up in our Sunday (Nov. 8th) Bulletin. “Next … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: The pastor anoints everyone at Mass, sick or old or not – everyone.

From a priest … QUAERITUR: Every year at this time, my pastor has a communal anointing of the sick at mass. At the mass, everyone gets anointed, whether they need it or not. Is this correct? What should I, a lowly … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: At end of Mass Father says “May Almighty God bless US…”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Our modernist priest blesses the congregation at the end of Mass with “May Almighty God bless us …” where can I find the directive that he should be saying, “May Almighty God bless you …” ? … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: There’s too much confusion. Are sedevacantists right?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have read much, maybe too much, on the sedevacantists and the SSPX, and previously considered them schismatic. Given the state of the Church hierarchy and problems with the various translations of the 1994 Catechism, one edition … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Voice Mail: Of indulgences, cemeteries, and consolations in trying times. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

It has been a while since I have posted about my voice mail.  I very much enjoy (most of) your voice mail messages. First, to the gentleman with the anti-Catholic wife who wants to know how to support the blog … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What does “attachment to sin” mean?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Please forgive me for being obtuse but what does being free from “attachment” to sin actually mean? I so want to relieve as many Holy Souls as possible in the coming month. Thank you Jesus says … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why were non-bishops voting at Synod of BISHOPS?

I received this from a priest reader. QUAERITUR: I am confused. I thought that a Synod of Bishops was a group of Bishops. That is also what Canon 342 says. But according to Fr. Thomas Reese the recent Synod also included … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Are deacons permitted to distribute Communion in the Extraordinary Form?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: In the Extraordinary Form of the Holy Mass (EF), are Deacons (either transitional or permanent) allowed to distribute Holy Communion? Or is this a faculty reserved to only the Priest and Bishop? On the Correct Handling … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: TLM cancelled, pastor and bishop won’t respond. What to do?

I have received sundry questions about situations in which Traditional Latin Masses (Extraordinary Form), have been suddenly cancelled, without reasons, without dialogue, without recourse… no doubt in the name of the Mercy Pope Francis speaks of. As you know, the law laid … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can a teen with hostile parents be baptized?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is it morally wrong to delay converting Catholicism? The potential convert believes the Catholic Church is the one true Church. However, she is a teenager, has very hostile parents, and is willing to wait a few years to make … Continue reading

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