Category Archives: ASK FATHER Question Box

ASK FATHER: Can I attend an invalid SSPX wedding?

From a reader… ok — so I get that according to cannon law, since sspx marriages are not “canonically approved’, they are not valid. My God- daughter, and my CLOSEST friend’s daughter is getting married in the fall by an sspx priest. She … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Electric, battery powered … candles?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Dear Father, We have, on occasion, attended Mass at a Novus Ordo parish when we cannot get to the distant Latin Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in our area. We were shocked to see young girl … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Viewing of bodies in church in front of Blessed Sacrament

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I was wondering on how the practice of having viewings before a funeral Mass in Church began? It seems that this practice is becoming more and more common. It seems to me that church viewings are inappropriate because … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: I’m dying and I want for my funeral…

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I am dying and planning my funeral. I like the formulations in the old Latin funeral more than in the Novus Ordo. Can English translations of the old mass be substituted for parts of the new Mass? The … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … 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. … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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