Category Archives: “How To…” – Practical Notes

ASK FATHER: Deacon consumed unconsecrated Hosts which dropped to the floor

From a reader… QUAERITUR: At Mass on the Assumption, the lady carrying the hosts for the offertory was unable to carry the container level (appeared to have Parkinson’s and was shaking) and dropped several on the floor. The deacon noticed, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Communion for organist after Mass

From a reader… QUAERITUR: When leaving Church I noticed a deacon (not the deacon of the Mass) giving the Eucharist to the organist after the Mass had ended (up in the choir loft). There is singing or playing any time … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest plugged Novus Ordo things into a TLM

From a reader… This past weekend I attended a TLM, let’s just say in New England, where a a couple odd things occurred. 1) The priest came out to the lecturn and read the standard NO “Prayers of the People”. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Could it be a sin to attend a Novus Ordo Mass if you think the TLM is superior?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: If a lay person is presented with the option to attend either a Novus Ordo Mass or a Traditional Latin Mass, and, in turn, (a) believes that the TLM is more substantively and consistently reverent to … Continue reading

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The revitalization of a parish in ultra-lib land

Do you remember when Fr. Illo at a parish in San Francisco decided to stop the service at the altar by females (YAY!) and the world came down on his head. In the Catholic Herald, the UK’s best Catholic weekly, there … Continue reading

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Speaking of the Prayer For Vocations…

UPDATE: ORIGINAL TEXT HERE From a priest in the UK… We have printed the Vocations Prayer you recommended for our parish in three designs and we say it at Mass every Sunday, and I also use it at Benediction during … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Penance given in confession was too vague

From a reader… QUAERITUR: In line with your recent ASK FATHER postings on Confession, I have a question about vague penance given in Confession. We attend the local TLM and it is difficult to make it to Confession because the lines are always … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Show tune priest sings Eucharistic Prayer

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My pastor (who likes to sing) sings from the beginning of the Canon to the end of the Consecration. It’s not a Gregorian sound, more like something from Les Miserables Broadway play. Is this a legitimate thing to do … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: During confession can a priest require a criminal to turn herself in?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: EWTN is reporting that the Australian government is trying to make priests mandatory reporters for child abuse, by requiring them to report what they hear in confession. While this is, obviously, a direct assault on the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest took ill at homily, another priest took over

First, I must remind readers that, to ask a question – ASK FATHER Question Box – please use the ASK FATHER contact form in the top menu.  Don’t just send questions, even if you have some prior email contact with … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can I go with my children to SSPX Masses twice a month?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Lets cut to the chase my soul is torn. I asked the Blessed Mother to save my children and give them Catholic friends (they know NONE right now) I have lived my whole life without knowing … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Not adding water to chalices for Mass

CLICK TO BUY From a reader… QUAERITUR: Like many other parishes, we have communion under both species. However, the deacon only adds a water to the chalice that the priest is consecrating. He does not add water to the other … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! WORTHY Traditional Liturgy Project needs YOUR HELP – UPDATE

UPDATE 11 August: They are making progress but they still need your help!   Originally Published on: Jun 25, 2017 I bring to your attention a wonderful and WORTHY project. I hope you will all click and explore the site as well. … Continue reading

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Ed Peters schools Austen Ivereigh about “converts”

The liberal attack on converts who are concerned about the Church continue.  Lately liberal paplatrous gnostic Austen Ivereigh, once editor of The Bitter Pill in the UK, jumped aboard the band-wagon launched by Michael Sean Winters of the Fishwrap.  (HERE) Liberal historian … Continue reading

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Tradition = vocations – It isn’t rocket science

I contend that the shortage of vocations is a self-inflicted wound. Yesterday, here in the Diocese of Madison, the Extraordinary Ordinary and the seminarians concluded a week of praying together, talks, activities, hanging out with each other and priests.  Among … Continue reading

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