Category Archives: “How To…” – Practical Notes

ASK FATHER: Can a Bishop be a Deacon for a Priest in a Solemn Mass?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Would it be licit for a Bishop to offer to serve as Deacon for a Extraordinary Form Solemn High Mass Extraordinary Form celebrated by a Priest who is not a Bishop?
That would be just plain weird.
I have … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Extraordinary Form “Dialogue” Masses

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Your post of Archbishop Sample’s remarks and the subsequent discussion in the remarks section rekindled an interest I have in the liturgical reforms instituted by Pope Pius XII, specifically encouragement of the dialogue Mass when Low Mass is celebrated. I remember … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can confessions be heard during Mass in the Extraordinary Form?

From a reader:
Is it appropriate for a priest to be hearing confessions while Extraordinary Form Mass has started? My priest seemed to think it was never done in the “old” days as he called it.
Yes, confessions were often heard during … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can’t get baptism certificate. Can we still get married?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My fiance was baptised (as well as communion and confirmed) in a catholic church in Sicily and is unable to obtain his baptism certificate. What do we do in this situation? Can we still get married in the Church?
A recently-issued copy … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: TLM form for Communion during Novus Ordo

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I go to both the older and newer forms of the Roman Rite at my parish church and receive Holy Communion kneeling / on the tongue at the new form.
Instead of saying “?Body of Christ” when I go … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can someone excommunicated go to Mass?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
The Catholic Encyclopedia entry on excommunication (from 1908) says an excommunicated person can’t participate in any liturgies, i.e. he can’t even be present. The CIC only says he can’t minister or administer the sacraments. Is the CE out … Continue reading

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Archbp. Sample on a “house divided”. Tune in, trads and liberals alike!

I direct the attention of the whole readership to a video of a sermon of my old friend His Excellency Most Reverend Alexander Sample, Archbishop of Portland.
He is celebrating a Pontifical Mass at the Throne.  He preaches about the unity … Continue reading

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Both kind and number

From a reader:
A positive anecdote from the penance service from my parish last night (a different parish than the aforementioned one):
The retreat master (a Jesuit) was prepping the penitents for confession and said “…AND I DON’T WANT TO HEAR ANY NUMBERS! … Continue reading

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A rapid surge of interest in priestly vocations in the Diocese of…

A while back I posted about the surge of vocations in the Diocese of Madison under the influence of the Extraordinary Ordinary, Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino, the diocesan bishop.  It’s a small diocese, but there are more than 30 … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Opening of 40 Hours at the London Oratory!

My friends at the London Oratory know how to do it right.

If you are in London, take in some of Forty Hours.

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