Category Archives: “How To…” – Practical Notes

ASK FATHER: Is baptism by fake women ‘priests’ valid?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
While discussing the ecclesial status of someone baptized by an SSPX priest (is the newly baptized person Catholic?), I had a troubling thought: what about someone who is baptized by a Catholic woman who has pretended to be ordained as a … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z rants and cracks the whip

I received word a few weeks ago about a move that was to be made in the Diocese of St. Petersburg in Florida, by the local bishop, to reduce the celebration of Holy Mass using the 1962 Missale Romanum.
Now I see … Continue reading

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Of a “gay Mass” sermon, the Poles, and a useful marriage resource for priests

A the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, there is a piece you readers of the Fishwrap might want to peruse.    The writer points to a sermon recently given by His Eminence Vincent Card. Nichols of Westminster at … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: After the final blessing, Father says….

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
After the Final Blessing (and normally some announcements), our Pastor says ” Remember God loves you and so do I.”
Many in the Parish have begun to reply ” We love you too Father”.
I have been told by some in … Continue reading

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Warning about “dark web”, hacks of your webcams

I saw a story on CNN (which I almost never watch) about a growing trend… an alarming trend. I bring it to your attention so that you can take steps to guard against a really nasty hack.
It is possible … Continue reading

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Corpus Christi, Maiden Lane – wonderful things happening!

I was recently reminded of the great work Fr. Robinson is doing at Corpus Christi in London, Maiden Lane near Covent Garden.  He has a great restoration project going that could use some global support!
You should know that this is … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Text for 1st Blessing by a new priest (… same as blessing by an old priest)

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Every year this comes up.  I get questions about the Latin form of blessing to be given by new priests.
There is no need to throw in all sorts of other ingredients as if those to be blessed were lined up … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Name of bishop during Mass on a ship

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Which bishop, if any at all, do priests pray for during the Canon of the Mass if a ship is at sea? Would it be the bishop whose diocese is closest? Would it be the bishop whose diocese … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: My son’s best friend is Presbyterian

From a reader…
My son asked me about his best friend a Presbyterian when I told him in response to his question that Presbyterians do not have confession do they not receive forgiveness for their sins do they have all the time.
I told … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is divorce a sin? Should I confront priest who said it isn’t?

From a reader…
A local, newly Ordained, Priest has told my wife that it is NOT a sin to divorce me so long as she does not remarry. I believe that it is a sin to divorce since there is no … Continue reading

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