Category Archives: Four Last Things

ASK FATHER: Can we pray to the deceased who are not saints?

From a reader… I know that the Church encourages the faithful to pray for the intercession of Saints and those who are on the path to being canonized. However, what does the Church teach in regards to praying to the deceased who … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “I went to confession at a SSPX parish for several years.”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: After I became Catholic, some friends introduced me to tradition and I began to attend a SSPX parish with them. I went to confession at this SSPX parish for several years. I have heard that the validity of … Continue reading

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“O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell….”

I was alerted to this tweet by His Eminence Oscar Card. Rodriguez Maradiaga, Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.  Caveat:  One has to wonder if this is truly His Eminence’s account or if it is someone else’s. A screenshot of the tweet. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Viaticum and how many we can receive Communion in a day

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I understand that we can receive Holy Communion twice a day, but the second reception must be made at Mass. Can. 917 says this “without prejudice to Can. 921, §2.” I’ve read that this is understood … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Gregorian Masses

From a priest… QUAERITUR: I was in Fatima earlier this month and in the office to request Masses be offered for pilgrim’s intentions, I noticed a sign that said the stipend for a standard Mass stipend is 10 Euros but … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point you gleaned from the sermon you heard as you fulfilled your Sunday obligation? Let us know. Meanwhile… for the 6th Sunday after Pentecost… whether there are good points in it or not…

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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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The upcoming “environment” encyclical, “human ecology”, and the everlasting pains of Hell

Some say that the Pope’s next encyclical – on the “environment” – will be called “Laudato sii“.  Some say that that’s Latin.   No.  It isn’t.  It’s the 13th Umbrian which St. Francis of Assisi would have known and in which … Continue reading

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Pope Francis to assassins: Make sure it doesn’t hurt because “I’m a wimp”

From the Daily Mail: Pope Francis says he accepts he may be assassinated – but asks God to make sure it doesn’t hurt because he is ‘a real wimp’ Pope Francis has said he has accepted that he may be … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Hope for heaven for non-Catholic relatives

From a reader… QUAERITUR: When I converted at Easter 2001 from an Baptist background it seemed that the Catechism of the Catholic Church implied that there was hope for Protestant salvation. Now that I have been drawn to the Traditional Latin … Continue reading

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