Tag Archives: altar girls

QUAERITUR: My daughter wants to be an altar boy… girl… server.

From a reader:
On the way home from Mass this evening, my daughter, who is a leader in our parish’s CYM and very active in the Church, mentioned that she was going to an Altar server meeting this week. So, I … Continue reading

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Other-specied hate piece from Eye of the Tiber

From the amusing Eye of the Tiber comes this species-ist hit piece. Why pick on trolls?
Tifton, GA–Catholic troll Phillip Karabin, writing under the handle P90XcelsisDeo, has been patiently scouring the internet looking to passionately defend everything he holds dear, his friends are reporting. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Should I encourage my daughter to be an altar girl?

From a reader:
I belong to a parish with a good Shepard. I also have two wonderful daughters, one of which has been an alter server (she is 12 by the way). Our priest tried to walk back the use of … Continue reading

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IMPORTANT: PCED response to two “dubia” about “legitimacy” in Universae Ecclesiae

I am on the road, and it is hard for me to work with this, but here is a first go at something which I think is pretty important.
The following article copy-pasted from the PDF of the 8/23/2012 edition of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: If we have to agree with Vatican II do we have to agree with Communion in the hand, altar girls, EMHCs, etc?

From a reader:
I’m wondering what type of assent are we as Catholics supposed to give
to the Vatican II council? Also do we have an obligation to agree with
things like Communion in the hand, and other parts in the liturgy that
are … Continue reading

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Fishwrap rakes up some muck in the Arlington altar girl dispute

You may recall that a priest of the Diocese of Arlington, Fr. Michael Taylor of Corpus Christi Church in South Riding, VA, made a decision in favor of male-only service at the altar (not against girls, but in favor of … Continue reading

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Curious development with that WaPo POLL about altar girls!

Remember that recent Washington Post poll about altar girls? The poll shifted after I posted about it.
An reader alerted me to the fact that something rather odd has occurred.
You decide.
Here is how things stood and how they stand as … Continue reading

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CNN’s bumbling attack on a priest who has opted for male-only altar servers

I have noted an interesting trend.  When a parish priest opts for male only service at the altar (i.e., no altar girls) he is attacked in the press.  I don’t mean the local shopper insert, either.  The priest is now … Continue reading

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Reader challenge: craft a response

From a readerette (as is):
I am a lady of an age group that never was allowed on the alter. I
always love to see the little server girls and so wish it had been
allowed in my day. I am a Eucharistic … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! WDTPRS POLL ALERT

On WaPo we find this tendentious poll.

I’m not suggesting how you should vote… but…
Here are the results so far.

UPDATE  22 Nov 1324 GMT:

UPDATE  22 Nov 1552 GMT:

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UPDATE 23 Nov 2206 GMT:

UPDATE 30 Nov 0038 … Continue reading

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