Category Archives: ASK FATHER Question Box

ASK FATHER: Delaying baptism until after Lent

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
The pastoral associate at our NO parish makes a point of insisting every year that we don’t do Baptisms during Lent, supposedly as a way of showing unity with the Catechumens. A couple of years ago, for my daughter that … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Do vestments really matter?!?

From a deacon…
QUAERITUR:
Does the kind, shape, color, and texture of vestments worn to celebrate the Mass really matter? Or, is it the person wearing the vestment is about building God’s Kingdom here on earth?
Wow… interesting.
I am reminded of John 12.
Jesus therefore, six … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can a Bishop be a Deacon for a Priest in a Solemn Mass?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Would it be licit for a Bishop to offer to serve as Deacon for a Extraordinary Form Solemn High Mass Extraordinary Form celebrated by a Priest who is not a Bishop?
That would be just plain weird.
I have … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Extraordinary Form “Dialogue” Masses

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Your post of Archbishop Sample’s remarks and the subsequent discussion in the remarks section rekindled an interest I have in the liturgical reforms instituted by Pope Pius XII, specifically encouragement of the dialogue Mass when Low Mass is celebrated. I remember … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can confessions be heard during Mass in the Extraordinary Form?

From a reader:
Is it appropriate for a priest to be hearing confessions while Extraordinary Form Mass has started? My priest seemed to think it was never done in the “old” days as he called it.
Yes, confessions were often heard during … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can’t get baptism certificate. Can we still get married?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My fiance was baptised (as well as communion and confirmed) in a catholic church in Sicily and is unable to obtain his baptism certificate. What do we do in this situation? Can we still get married in the Church?
A recently-issued copy … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: TLM form for Communion during Novus Ordo

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I go to both the older and newer forms of the Roman Rite at my parish church and receive Holy Communion kneeling / on the tongue at the new form.
Instead of saying “?Body of Christ” when I go … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can someone excommunicated go to Mass?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
The Catholic Encyclopedia entry on excommunication (from 1908) says an excommunicated person can’t participate in any liturgies, i.e. he can’t even be present. The CIC only says he can’t minister or administer the sacraments. Is the CE out … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Someone receives Communion many times a day

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Hello Fr. I am coordinator of our Extraordinary Ministers of Communion. But we have a very troublesome one. He attends every mass and receives Holy Communion at every mass up to six times a day. The priests have … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Non-Catholic engaged to SSPX follower. What to do?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
A non-Catholic Christian co-worker has a daughter who is engaged to be married to a young man who was raised in, and still attends, an SSPX chapel in our diocese. The woman does not want to be married in the … Continue reading

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