Category Archives: “How To…” – Practical Notes

ASK FATHER: Can friends of same sex “marry” to avoid deportation?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
A friend of mine is a faithful homosexual Catholic, in a committed chaste relationship with another homosexual Catholic since years [in a non-USA country]. He is [from non-USA country A] and his partner [from non-USA country B]. In accordance to the [country … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: When does Paschaltide end?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
You have posted before that the rubrics after the Ember Saturday Mass in the octave of Pentecost read “Post Missam exspirat tempus Paschale.” However, in the breviary, it reads “Post nonam, terminatur Officium proprium de octava, et explicit … Continue reading

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Fathers! A serious warning!

Here is something to chew on, reverend and dear Fathers!
From Methodus pie et fructuose celebrandi Augustissimum sacrificium missae by G. Tamburino:
Si sacerdos per notabile tempus voluntarie distractus, eas missae partes quae canonem continent recitet, peccabit mortaliter. Videtur autem mihi gravis … Continue reading

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Of Disasters, Preparedness and You

I’m coming up for air and finally turning attention to stuff going on in the world (other than Church stuff).
I have caught up a bit about the horrible challenges that many are experiencing in Texas, due to rains and flooding.
Some … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Father wears the chasuble for everything he does

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Is it appropriate or allowed for a priest to wear a chasuble while hearing confessions, baptizing babies or other non Mass functions?  Some priests seem to always wear a chasuble for everything while others wear an alb and … Continue reading

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Corpus Christi, Maiden Lane – wonderful things happening!

I received a note from Fr. Robinson of the little church in Maiden Lane near Covent Garden in London, Corpus Christ.  Father has quite the restoration project going and it is worthy of notice by everyone.
I also remind the readership … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can a penitent “release” priest from Seal of Confession?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Father, as a follow up to your recent post on who is bound by the seal of confession, I have two more related questions:
1. Can the penitent release the priest from the seal? I would think not, so as to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: The timing of announcments in the Novus Ordo

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Our Pastor has recently decided not to make announcements after the final blessing because, he says, it isn’t part of the liturgy. I say that after the final blessing, the Liturgy is finished and can say what ever … Continue reading

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INTERNET PRAYER: CZECH and SERBIAN

New readers here may not know that The Internet Prayer, which I wrote in Latin a zillion years ago now, has been put into many languages. I have gathered all that I have found onto one page. Some … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Getting waxen “Agnus Dei” from schismatics

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I recently obtained several Agnus Dei from Sisters in a traditional, cloistered order here in the U.S. They supposedly procure a smaller amount of the blessed wax from an original Agnus Dei from the pontificate of Pope Leo XIII. The items … Continue reading

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