Category Archives: “How To…” – Practical Notes

ASK FATHER: When the ‘sign of peace’ is forced on you

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My husband and I were at a local novus ordo this past Sunday because of weather and illness we were not able to travel to our regular EF Mass.
During the sign of peace we keep our hands folded … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Do I sin if I don’t stand while the tabernacle is open?

From a reader:
Today at mass, our priest told the congregation that the archbishop wanted to emphasize that the people should remain standing after communion until the tabernacle is closed. This is to emphasize the unity of the people. If I … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Hope for heaven for non-Catholic relatives

From a reader…
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When I converted at Easter 2001 from an Baptist background it seemed that the Catechism of the Catholic Church implied that there was hope for Protestant salvation. Now that I have been drawn to the Traditional Latin Mass it … Continue reading

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Quinquagesima Sunday: PREPARE FOR BATTLE!

In our traditional Roman calendar this coming Sunday is Quinquagesima, Latin for the symbolic “Fiftieth” day before Easter.
This the final pre-Lenten Sunday before for the annual discipline of Lent begins.
The prayers and readings for the pre-Lenten Sundays were compiled by St. … Continue reading

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Paprocki and the Canons!

After the March for Life in Washington DC this year, we had a Pontifical Mass at the Faldstool with His Excellency Most Rev. Thomas Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield in Illinois.
You will also recall His Excellency’s reaction to the State of Illinois … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How can I gain a plenary indulgence as fast as I can?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My grandfather just passed away after a long and painful sickness. He received last rites and Viaticum last Monday. How can I gain a plenary indulgence for him as fast as I can?
First, my condolences, I am sure … Continue reading

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Receiving divorced and/or remarried catechumens into the Church properly

I recently obtained a blurb from a mailing of a diocese to priests which had a great summary of how to handle the cases of catechumens who are in apparently invalid marriage situations.  I obtained permission to repost it.
This is useful … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM: Good books, info about Crusades, Inquisition

Lies and black legends are constantly retold about both the Crusades and the Inquisition.  Recently, the First Gay President – in a spectacular display of tactless disregard for both truth and audience – chose to trot them out during the … Continue reading

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Of vaccination, a Pope, and anti-Catholic slander

At First Things there is an interesting piece about how enemies of truth, and therefore of God, created a “black legend” around a Pope with disinformation.  The target Pope wasn’t, this time, Pius XII, but rather Leo XII (+1829).
AN ANTI-VAXX POPE?
Just as … Continue reading

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Card. Burke: “Liturgy is absolutely the first act of the New Evangelization.”

At The Wanderer there is part 1 of a new interview with His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke.
See if this isn’t exactly what I have been talking about for… how long now?
“The Sacred Liturgy is absolutely the first act of the New Evangelization. Unless … Continue reading

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