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ACTION ITEM! All Souls’ Day Indulgences.

From the Handbook of Indulgences
Visiting a Church or an Oratory on All Souls Day
A plenary (“full”) indulgence, which is applicable only to the souls in Purgatory is granted to the Christian faithful who devoutly visit a church or an oratory … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Donations for confessions

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
In NYC St Francis of Assisi on 10/28/14 I went to confession. In the middle of the area that one waits on line for confession is a solid-metal 3-ft high donation box with the laminated sign that requests donations in “gratitude … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: All Souls Sunday – Gloria? Creed? What does the ‘Universal Ordo’ really say?

UPDATE:
I was sent this:

Dear Father,

regarding your post on All Souls Sunday, here’s from the Ordo Missae Celebrandae et Divini oficii persolvendi secundum Calendarium Romanum generale pro anno liturgico 2014-2015 iuxta editionem III typicam Missalis Romani:

November 2.
Viol. vel Nig.
IN COMMEMORATIONE OMNIUM FIDELIUM … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to support young priest whose pastor doesn’t want the TLM?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Our parish has a 1 year ordained assoc pastor trained in TLM and would love to say it. Pastor is 62, new to us, would probably have a stroke if assoc pastor said TLM. How can I help(not … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can a godparent marry a godchild? Confirmation sponsor a confirmand?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Are spiritual relationships hindrances to marriages? For example, can a confirmand marry their sponsor? Can the children of godparents marry the godparents’ godchild?
An excellent question.
St. Thomas Aquinas spoke of spiritual affinity and the impediment it created in Question 56 of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Gloria and Creed for All Souls on Sunday?

From a reader…
The Canadian Bishops’ official Ordo clearly calls for the Gloria and the Creed on Sunday November 2. (Along with a note warning that the Sunday celebration shouldn’t be too penitential because it’s the Resurrection.)
But the Missal seems to … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Did Card. Burke criticize Pope Francis? (Of course not, but the lexically challenged might not get that.)

Back on 17 October I posted a transcript of the now controversial interview Card. Burke did with BuzzFeed.  HERE  Those who read, can see what the transcript says.
But people don’t always read.
Dignitatis Humanae Institutute now weighs in about what Card. … Continue reading

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Father’s job is to say “No.”

I have been saying for a very long time now that the Pope’s first job is to say “No.”
The job of bishops, priests, fathers in general, is to say “No.”
Whether your children are plotting to make a go-cart that should … Continue reading

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Bishop calls England to conversion to Christ. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Disease with global killing potential is on the rise.
Militant Islamism is on the rise.
Homosexualism is on the rise.
The Dictatorship of Relativism has weakened Western Civilization to the point of collapse so that hostile forces with satanic direction are roaming and … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: The priest changes many things during Mass

From a reader…
QUAERTUR:
In my parish, the priest is a bit of a progressive type (he recommended Fishwrap as a good Catholic website). Anyway, just wondering whether it’s OK that he never says the Nicene Creed (it’s always the Apostle’s Creed), whether getting the … Continue reading

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