Category Archives: “How To…” – Practical Notes

ASK FATHER: Priest’s cassocks with shoulder capes

From a reader… I was wondering if any secular/diocesan priest is allowed to wear a black mozzetta as part of their choir dress? I have seen pictures of some priests wearing a black mozzetta such as the Canons Regular of … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Voice Mail & ASK FATHER: Catholic and Orthodox wedding question

I’ve been monitoring my voice mail.  A question came in a while back which I can now treat. Let’s have the audio…

This is an interesting question. I’m a Latin Church, Catholic priest and not really qualified to speak about … Continue reading

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What I’m dealing with today

Technology is great… when it works. Here’s is the latest stupid problem I have to deal with: Solving this stupid thing for almost every page I try to bring up!   UPDATE: I did a full scan and installed some updates. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Gregorian Masses

From a priest… QUAERITUR: I was in Fatima earlier this month and in the office to request Masses be offered for pilgrim’s intentions, I noticed a sign that said the stipend for a standard Mass stipend is 10 Euros but … 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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Doing things “wrong” at Mass

A blog called EpicPew has some points to review about your participation at Mass.  NB: A serious omission in the blog post is that it ignores the Extraordinary Form.  It doesn’t even mention the Extraordinary Form.  That is, when the author … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Hand clapping during TLM

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’m unlearned in the extraordinary form, and the other day, I saw the MC clap his hands when the servers were supposed to kneel. Is that common? I thought it was a little odd. Yes, a … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: My husband abandoned me and our child

From a reader… QUAERITUR: It’s been a while since Ive been on WDTPRS but I need help. I am a convert, and converted after I married. We got some kind of dispensation to be “re” married in the Church, even … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Many languages in one Mass

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is it possible to say Mass in many languages? In example part in English, part in French or better part in English and Canon in latin? Yes, this is possible in the Ordinary Form. Is it a … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Father says Mass in alb and stole

From a reader: A new pastor to our church celebrated the Sacrifice of the Mass dressed only in a white alb with a green stole this Sunday. It is my understanding a priest is always to wear proper liturgical vestments … Continue reading

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