Category Archives: “How To…” – Practical Notes

ASK FATHER: Do we need “more direct and forceful” evangelization? Identifying the “enemy”.

From a reader… In the Pope’s visit to Ecuador he stated: “Evangelization does not consist in proselytizing, but in attracting by our witness those who are far off, in humbly drawing near to those who feel distant from God and … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is it wrong or illicit to go to a different diocese to be confirmed?

From a reader… Is it wrong or illicit to go to a different diocese to be confirmed? Does an Ordinary have the right to confirm his subjects? Does the Bishop of another diocese have to have permission to confirm someone … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can I attend this invalid wedding?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My wife’s niece is getting married this coming October. I asked her what faith she is and she couldn’t even tell me. I asked her what her fiancé’s faith was and she said catholic. I told her to … Continue reading

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Summorum Pontificum – 8 years on – and an ACTION ITEM!

ACTION ITEM BELOW! ___ Today is the 8th anniversary of the release of the text of one of Benedict XVI’s greatest contributions, the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. I’ve been thinking a lot about tidbits I have been picking up in the last few … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest who baptizes any baby brought to him

From a reader… I know of a local Ukrainian Catholic priest who baptizes any Catholic baby (whether Roman or Eastern Rite) who is brought to him by their parents (whether or not the parents knew of this priest or if … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Same-sex confusion, false understanding of marriage, and nullity

From a reader… This may be more of a canon law question (and therefore not necessarily your expertise), but I was rueing the number of Catholics rejoicing with the recent SSM ruling, and it strike me, if they are married, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Sunday obligation and career conflicts

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I read your recent answer to a man whose work schedule keeps him from attending Mass. I’d like to go down that road a little further. I’m a commercial pilot. My schedule (which is written in stone) keeps … Continue reading

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Minnesota: Extraordinary Form with preaching in Spanish

Brick by brick in Minnesota! From a priest in my email: This Friday, July 3, I will be offering Mass at 7pm at St. Mark’s -350 Atwood St, Shakopee -in the «Extraordinary Form» – also known as the Old Latin … Continue reading

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A Blog Bug squashed: SITEMETER compromised, malware

Bloggers… you should also pay attention. Some of you have reported, when coming to this blog, the odd phenomenon of being redirected to some odd page elsewhere in these interwebs.  It is a rare phenomenon, but troubling. Some of you have … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Married deacons and the fascia

From a permanent deacon… QUAERITUR: Can a married Deacon use a fascia with his cassock, considering that it symbolises chastity? If it symbolizes chastity, most certainly then, a married deacon can wear it, since he should be living a life … Continue reading

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