Category Archives: Canon Law

ASK FATHER: Obligation to attend the local parish instead of going somewhere else

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Someone told me that I am bound to attend mass at my territorial parish, even though it is a rule that is not followed by many people. I was told this as reason for why I … Continue reading

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Canonist Ed Peters eviscerates bishops – one in particular – who won’t apply law

Right away go over to canonist Ed Peters’ place and read his vivisection of Card. Cupich. It’s not just Cupich whom he has eviscerated.  It’s all the bishops who refuse to implement the Church’s Canon Law.   I believe bishops take … Continue reading

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Bp. Paprocki bans pro-abortion politicians from Holy Communion

Bp. Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois, the capital city of the state, has issued a decree on 2 June which bans pro-abortion politicians from receiving Holy Communion in the diocese entrusted to his care. The trigger for this was the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Difference between Pastor and Parochial Administrator

From a reader… QUAERITUR: With priest assignments currently being announced, I am curious about the difference between a Pastor and a Parochial Administrator. If a Pastor is reassigned to another parish as an Administrator, is that a lateral or a … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Eating meat on Friday during the Octave of Easter

Let’s get out in front of this before the calendar clicks over to Friday From a reader… QUAERITUR: My wife and I recently returned to the traditional friday abstinence from meat year round. Traditionally, would the friday abstinence from meat also … Continue reading

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Good Friday Reminder: Fasting, Abstaining, and You

Tomorrow is Good Friday. Let’s review our obligations before the day arrives so that we aren’t taken by surprise. Two days of the year we modern Latin Church Catholics are asked both to fast and to abstain from meat. According to the … Continue reading

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Minimalist Catholics or More?

Fr. Jerabek, at his blog, has a good reminder about Lenten penance, and Fridays, and fasting and abstinence. All Fridays of the year are days of penance.  Fridays of Lent are more specific. All Catholics who have completed 14 years … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: A question about a marriage situation (not mine)

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have a question about a marriage situation (not mine). If a marriage was valid, is it enough to resolve the state of sin of the re-“married” party(s) to simply abstain from sex without leaving the “second spouse?” Especially … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: We thought we had a valid marriage…

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My wife and I are both converts to Catholicism, and to the best of our knowledge (we even consulted our RCIA people and a priest) we thought we had a valid marriage. Having had her doubts renewed by … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: The authority of pastors, parish priests, over people

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Dear Father, My family and I regularly travel to a different parish, in a different diocese, to attend Mass at an FSSP Mass centre. The FSSP Mass centre is served by priests from a nearby personal … Continue reading

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Msgr. Pope and canonist Ed Peters on NY Gov. Cuomo: “It is time to end the charade”

Canonist Ed Peters responded to Msgr. Charles Pope’s implicit request for canonical clarifications in the matter of NY Gov. Cuomo and his complicity… nay, rather, full-throated promotion of infanticide.  If there were ever a case of application of the law … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Finding good sponsors for confirmation

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My son’s godmother passed away. He only had 1 godparent, because all the males I know, have not been confirmed. My question is what happens now? My son will be confirmed next year. Can someone else … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Must we do penance on Friday in the Octave of Christmas?

Some of you, in this busy time of visits and dashing about, may want to plan ahead for Friday of this week. Inevitably questions come up about penance on Friday during the Christmas (or Easter) Octave. The Octave of Christmas … Continue reading

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“You Keep Using That Word, I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means”

Canonist Ed Peters has a good reminder about excommunication at his fine blog.  HERE Bottom lines: It isn’t as easy to get excommunicated as one might think. Excommunication, it isn’t easy as thinking that someone ought to be excommunicated. “You … Continue reading

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@JamesMartinSJ shovels scandalous rubbish to justify sin

UPDATE: I wonder if this changes the issue somewhat.  HERE  Bolger apparently wrote to someone about his regrets.     Private letter, not a public statement. No… it doesn’t change much. Originally Published on: Nov 10, 2018 _____ Here is yet … Continue reading

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