Category Archives: ASK FATHER Question Box

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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ASK FATHER: Can a penitent “release” priest from Seal of Confession?

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QUAERITUR:
Father, as a follow up to your recent post on who is bound by the seal of confession, I have two more related questions:
1. Can the penitent release the priest from the seal? I would think not, so as to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: The timing of announcments in the Novus Ordo

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Our Pastor has recently decided not to make announcements after the final blessing because, he says, it isn’t part of the liturgy. I say that after the final blessing, the Liturgy is finished and can say what ever … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: The proper way for women to wear a chapel veil?

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I have noticed at the Traditional Latin Mass I attend that the women cover their heads with their veils once their sit down in their pews. [?!?] I was told by a friend that the norm years ago was … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Latin deacons in Eastern Divine Liturgy

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
When Latin priests concelebrate at a Divine Liturgy, they are are to wear Latin Vestments (cf. Instruction for Applying The Liturgical Prescriptions of the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches, #68).
The Deacon in the Divine Liturgy uses his Orarion … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Funerals for those who commit suicide

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A long time member at our parish committed suicide just the other week. He was heavily involved in the parish and loved by all. They had a funeral Mass said for him. Why are those souls who commit suicide now allowed … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: To whom does Seal of Confession apply?

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QUAERITUR:
Does the seal of confession bind the penitent in any way?
Background: Talking with a friend awhile ago I mentioned something I was told in confession. My friend said he was very uncomfortable with this – implying that I was breaking … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Should we open our business on Sunday?

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My family and I are considering buying a business. One point of debate within the family is the idea of opening on Sunday. The business is a candy store, but more than that will also provide a place for people to sit, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Marrying first civilly, later sacramentally

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I have been married for a few years. When I came to the States a few years ago as an immigrant, I entered on a fiancé visa, and could not work until I was married and obtained a Green Card. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is baptism by fake women ‘priests’ valid?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
While discussing the ecclesial status of someone baptized by an SSPX priest (is the newly baptized person Catholic?), I had a troubling thought: what about someone who is baptized by a Catholic woman who has pretended to be ordained as a … Continue reading

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