Category Archives: “How To…” – Practical Notes

ASK FATHER: Priest who baptizes any baby brought to him

From a reader…
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: Same-sex confusion, false understanding of marriage, and nullity

From a reader…
This may be more of a canon law question (and therefore not necessarily your expertise), but I was rueing the number of Catholics rejoicing with the recent SSM ruling, and it strike me, if they are married, is … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Sunday obligation and career conflicts

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I read your recent answer to a man whose work schedule keeps him from attending Mass.
I’d like to go down that road a little further. I’m a commercial pilot. My schedule (which is written in stone) keeps me on the … Continue reading

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Minnesota: Extraordinary Form with preaching in Spanish

Brick by brick in Minnesota!
From a priest in my email:
This Friday, July 3, I will be offering Mass at 7pm at St. Mark’s -350 Atwood St, Shakopee -in the «Extraordinary Form» – also known as the Old Latin Mass, some … Continue reading

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A Blog Bug squashed: SITEMETER compromised, malware

Bloggers… you should also pay attention.
Some of you have reported, when coming to this blog, the odd phenomenon of being redirected to some odd page elsewhere in these interwebs.  It is a rare phenomenon, but troubling.
Some of you have reported, and … Continue reading

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NOTE TO READERS: Registration, Comments, getting LOCKED OUT

Even as you read, right now, this blog is under siege by vile spammers trying to register to post their putrid slime.   I now have logs that show me what’s going on.
I ratcheted up the drawbridge and released the gators into … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Married deacons and the fascia

From a permanent deacon…
QUAERITUR:
Can a married Deacon use a fascia with his cassock, considering that it symbolises chastity?
If it symbolizes chastity, most certainly then, a married deacon can wear it, since he should be living a life of chastity as … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Petrine Privilege or usual “annulment” procedure? Help!

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Is it a better option for us to seek a Petrine Privilege rather than go through the usual annulment procedure if my husband was not baptized for his 1st marriage or his marriage to me? His 1st wife … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: I work on Sunday. Can I go to Mass on another day?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Never dreamed I’d be asking this, but I suppose I had better: Due to my current job or the job that I’m hoping to take soon, getting to Mass on Sunday can be difficult. If I’m up until … Continue reading

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AURORA ALERT! Events of terrible beauty, presaging we know not what.

Since Sunday a series of Earth-directed CME’s have created Aurora Borealis visible as far South in these USA as, I hear, Arkansas!  I know I will go out to look.
Tonight, get out there if you have good viewing conditions, and look … Continue reading

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