Category Archives: “How To…” – Practical Notes

ASK FATHER: Priest as deacon… how does he wear the stole?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
When a priest vests as a deacon at High Mass, does he wear the stole as a deacon would under the dalmatic? Or as a priest?
I happened to notice a priest wearing it as a deacon, and, despite … Continue reading

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Good Friday, Fasting, Abstaining, and You

Two days of the year Catholics are asked both to fast and to abstain from meat.
According to the 1983 Code of Canon Law for the Latin Church, Latin Church Catholics are bound to observe fasting and abstinence on Ash Wednesday … Continue reading

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STATIONS OF THE CROSS (audio from Fr. Z)

Many parishes and chapels will have the Via Crucis or Stations of the Cross during Lent.
What version does your parish use?  
Let’s get some titles/versions/authors and we might have a poll later on.
I have audio projects with the Way of the Cross.
Here … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Entering the Church, do we need to have our marriage convalidated?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My husband and I are entering the Church in just a few days now, and we are confused as to whether we will need our marriage convalidated. Our priest says so, but my RCIA teacher and sponsor say that our … Continue reading

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There is a connection between bishops and priestly vocations

This is a great story on the vocations situation in the Diocese of Madison, where the Extraordinary Ordinary, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino is the diocesan bishop.
There is a strong connection between the bishop and number of vocations. … Continue reading

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When they come to destroy your business because you are pro-traditional family

I’ve been thinking about how homosexualists target Christian businesses for destruction.  Approach a florist or a bakery or, now, a pizzeria and tell the owner that this is for a homosexual “wedding” and then hammer them with law suits.
Enough already. … Continue reading

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Foot washing on Holy Thursday. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

In the Roman Rite, the washing of feet on Holy Thursday is an option.  It may be left out without disturbing the integrity of the Holy Thursday Mass of the Last Supper (otherwise, it wouldn’t be a legitimate option).
Watch now as … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest’s blessings by telephone

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I know of a priest who imparts blessings over the telephone. Is this valid?
The Holy Father has the authority to impart a blessing by means of electronic transmission. The faithful, who are unable to be present where the Holy … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Mini homilies at the beginning of Mass

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I have a question, it seems to be very common for priests to give a sort of mini-homily at the very beginning of Mass. This has always annoyed me very much, but I have not been able to tell if … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Communion twice on Good Friday?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
How do you think one should understand CIC c.917 with regard to the Good Friday presanctified liturgy? Specifically, since this liturgy takes the place of Mass for the day, and c.917 says, “iterum . . . intra eucharisticam celebrationem,” rather than, “iterum . … Continue reading

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