Category Archives: “How To…” – Practical Notes

“Would it really be totally impossible to admit her to Communion?”

Some of the mistakes we make in life can’t be fixed.
These days we expect everything to be fixable, to have a solution.  There must be some way to get around problems, some cure, some repair, some slight-of-hand.
No.  Not everything can … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Received into Church after strange Presbyterian baptism

From a reader…
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I was Baptized in the Presbyterian Church and converted to the Catholic faith 9 years ago at the age of 9. Becoming very interested in my own baptism I watched a video of a Presbyterian ministerconferring baptism. He traced the … Continue reading

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“lingua latina bene calleant”

Many are the times that I have lamented the nearly complete disobedience to the Code of Canon Law and the expressed will of modern Roman Pontiffs about the Latin language.  For example, the 1983 Code of Canon Law, can. 249, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Participate in Nativity play during Mass?

From a reader…
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My pastor has asked my wife, newborn, and me to portray the Holy Family during Christmas Eve Mass. We would process in and then the baby would be placed in the creche. I just found out that this will be a “children’s … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is attending a Rock Mass sacrilege? A mortal sin?

From a reader…
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I am writing you because of what I believe concerning a ‘teen mass.’ A few weeks ago, I was not able to make it to Mass in the morning. Someone had told me that a particular church had a Mass … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can I go to an invalid Mormon wedding?

From a reader…
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My wife’s brother is getting married in Salt Lake City this January in a civil ceremony. He is a non-practicing Mormon and his fiancee is also (as far as I know) a non-practicing Mormon. The fiancee was, however, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Mass in Classical Latin

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Could the Mass and the Office be said in the classical pronunciation?
Yes.  It would be a little strange, but, yes.
The way we speak Latin in the Church right now is based on how Italian is pronounced, or, how … Continue reading

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The ‘libido delendi’ that seized the Church, the desire to obliterate… everything

From something that you should read:
The elimination of altars and communion rails is the obliteration of sacred art. The obliteration of sacred art is the flattening of liturgical language. The flattening of liturgical language is the abandonment of ageless chants and hymns. The abandonment of those … Continue reading

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Card. Burke’s kindness

Do you recall that, last year, Card. Burke consoled a little boy who was crying because he couldn’t yet receive Communion?  HERE
This is somewhat beyond the ken of most catholics, I believe.  They might console a Questioning-status minor not yet able … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: TLM for 25th Wedding Anniversary

From a reader…
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My wife and I will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary this coming year.  We are regular attendees of an Extraordinary Form Mass at a local oratory dedicated to the same.  We are planning some sort of celebration … Continue reading

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