Category Archives: “How To…” – Practical Notes

NEEDFUL BOOKS NOTICE and a maternal CHALLENGE COIN update

As the poet said, “Ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo! So little time! So much to know!”
I get lots of books from publishers. They are nearly all, I am sure, sound, since the publishers are sound.  I can’t … Continue reading

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UK: 29 April 2018 – Rosary on the Coast – London Oratory Trip to Ramsgate

From the Catholic Herald:
Catholics plan mass-rosary prayer around the British coast
The ‘Rosary on the Coast’ will mark 50 years since the Abortion Act came into effect
After similar events in Poland and Ireland, Catholics plan to pray the rosary around the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Mass without proper gear? Pusillanimous stingy ignorant pride.

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
can you have catholic mass without candles
The THE GENERAL INSTRUCTION OF THE ROMAN MISSAL – says the following
307. The candles, which are required at every liturgical service out of reverence and on account of the festivity of the … Continue reading

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What would your Lent have been like in 1873?

For those of you who may think that Lent is a pretty tough time to be a Catholic, giving up chocolate and so forth, this is what our forebears did for Lent in these USA (my emphases and comments):
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LENTCAzT 2018 22 – Wednesday in the 3rd Week of Lent: POWER!

Today is Wednesday in the 3rd Week of Lent.   The Roman Station is San Sisto.
In gratitude especially to benefactors who help me and this blog, during Lent I’m once again offering 5 minute daily podcasts to encourage you in your own … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Multiple priests for baptism of more than one child

From a priest:
I have a multiple child Baptism coming up. My question is if one priest can supply all the various ceremonies and multiple priests celebrate the Baptism proper for the various children in the older Rituale?
Hmmm… no, not really.  … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What are the Four Catholic Creeds?

From a reader…
What are the Four Catholic Creeds, and why don’t we use the most recent one in Mass?
Good question.  Let’s start with some basics, which many readers might not know.
Our English word “creed” is from Old English creda, in … Continue reading

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20 Years Later: #WhoKilledFatherKunz

Last Saturday, 3 March, we had a Requiem Mass for in the intention of the late Fr. Alfred Kunz. It was the 20th anniversary of his murder.  His body was found on 4 March 1998, though he was probably killed … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Are “butt baptisms” valid?

From a priest…
QUAERTUR:
Are partial immersion baptisms valid?
Where the baby is dipped up to the waist 3x, with valid words of baptism spoken.
Here’s the deal.
The “proximate matter” of baptism is ablution. This means physical contact of the water and the person’s body. The … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: USCCB urges Catholics to call officials about DACA. If I don’t, do I sin?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
As you are probably aware, the USCCB has declared this Monday, February 26 to be a call-in day for DACA, and is urging Catholics to call their congressmen in support of the DREAMERs. On some other Catholic sites people have started … Continue reading

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