Category Archives: “How To…” – Practical Notes

Of weasles, egg salad, broken teeth, blessed salt, and YOU

A weasel can chew through a cable and knock out a particle accelerator, but I can’t chew through an egg salad sandwich. I had what might be called a “dental emergency”.  I knocked off the distal cusp of a mandibular molar.  Thus, pulling … Continue reading

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Donations, PayPal, alternatives, and you

Some of you of late have asked via email about alternatives to giving via PayPal. 1)  To set up a recurring, monthly donation via PAYPAL (even a small one) go to the bottom of this blog and look for the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Dressing for weekday Masses

From a reader… For Sundays and holy days, I always wear suit and tie (Sunday best!). One priest made a rule that all the guys at church had to wear a tie, so I followed. Aside from dressing immodestly, does it matter what … Continue reading

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“Dare to do as much as you are able.” Wherein Fr. Z rants.

“Quantum potes, tantum aude” is what we sing in the Angelic Doctor’s wonderful Corpus Christi sequence.   “Dare to do as much as you are able.” Were this prudently applied to sacred worship in all our churches and chapels, and we … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Eucharist carried into space for astronaut on the ISS. Self-communication?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’d be interested to know your thoughts from the liturgical side. Does this amount to self communicating?  I’ve never heard of this before and assume perhaps a first(Jesus first time in space since you know, creating … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Dying man hasn’t asked for sacraments. Can he be anointed?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: We have a question and prayer need for a man dying of cancer. He is a remarried Catholic without an annulment who doesn’t receive Communion. Not sure if he attends Mass. His daughter-in-law’s pastor said he … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Date for 2nd marriage set at parish before Tribunal decision

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My in laws divorced one year ago. My father in law is remarrying one month from now. He filed the annulment paperwork late last year and was told by the deacon handling it that it would … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: If Orthodox schismatics can receive Communion, why not divorced and remarried (adulterers)?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: “Amoris Latitia” contains the footnote [351] stating those living in irregular unions can be admitted to holy communion in some circumstances; the idea being that they may be in the state of grace, despite how (objectively) they … Continue reading

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SUPER! New book with table of readings for the Novus Ordo and TLM! ACTION ITEM!

I just learned of this and I am eager to get my hands on it.  It should be a helpful tool. I have often longed for an easy to use chart to line up the readings from Scripture in both the … Continue reading

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Important analysis of #AmorisLaetitia : Who won the battle? (Seminarians – ALERT!)

Is Fatigue of Love setting in yet? There has been a lot of commentary in the last few hard days about Amoris laetitia (aka Familiaris divortio). What I have been trying to get across is that 1) Amoris did not change Catholic doctrine or law, and that … Continue reading

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