Tag Archives: Altar servers

QUAERITUR: Something that should be heard in every sacristy in the world.

From a reader:
I’ve been having a friendly disagreement with a priest that I know, and maybe you can give me an answer: at the end of Mass, the priest will say the word “Prosit,” and the servers respond “Pro omnibus … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Should I serve at the altar if I don’t want to be a priest?

From a reader:
I have been an altar server for several years. However, after a
slowdown two years ago, I have figured out that priestly ordination is
probably not for me. Occasionally, I still serve at an Eastern
Catholic parish, whose pastor likes when … 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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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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UPDATE: TLM with female servers at U. Cambridge v. Universae Ecclesiae 28

The Instruction on Summorum Pontificum called Universae Ecclesiae, in paragraph 28, excludes service at the altar by females for the Extraordinary Form.
You will recall that the chaplain at the University of Cambridge’s Fisher House, Fr. McCoy, decided to have celebrations … Continue reading

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50K young people at Wednesday General Audience

From CNA:
More than 50,000 altar servers on Rome pilgrimage learn communion of faith
The pilgrimage that brought altar boys and girls [sic] to Rome en masse this week concluded on a high note at Wednesday’s general audience. Bringing tens of thousands … Continue reading

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