Category Archives: Both Lungs

ASK FATHER: Can Orthodox obtain indulgences through the Catholic Church?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I am an Orthodox Christian. I believe that the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church are both Apostolic Churches, albeit, not in full communion. I converted to EO from Calvinism after being raised Pentecostal. I don’t … Continue reading

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URGENT: Romanian Greek Catholic Doctor’s speech to Synod! Members (all) get a serious talking to!

I saw this at Voice of the Family.  You can find it other places too.
The entire Synod of Bishops (and the fancy people running it) received a marvelously cold slap in the face with the wet towel of real “reality” … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Giving Latin Church children sacraments before the usual ages.

From a reader…
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My husband and I could potentially have our three children (ages 5, 2, and infant) receive their remaining Sacraments of Initiation while on an extended visit with family in a different state. Though Latin Rite, we attended an … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Latin Instituted Acolytes in Eastern liturgies

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QUAERITUR:
I have two Questions concerning the liturgical role of instituted acolytes in the Eastern Rites:
1) May a man who has been instituted as an acolyte according to the ordinary form of the Roman Rite vest and act as a subdeacon … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Voice Mail & ASK FATHER: Catholic and Orthodox wedding question

I’ve been monitoring my voice mail.  A question came in a while back which I can now treat.
Let’s have the audio…
This is an interesting question.
I’m a Latin Church, Catholic priest and not really qualified to speak about the specifics of Greek … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest who baptizes any baby brought to him

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I know of a local Ukrainian Catholic priest who baptizes any Catholic baby (whether Roman or Eastern Rite) who is brought to him by their parents (whether or not the parents knew of this priest or if a … 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 baptized and raised … 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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