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QUAERITUR: Are priests allowed to carry handguns?

From a reader:
Are priests allowed to carry handguns? I have heard stories of priests owning guns, going hunting, etc, but could a priest have a handgun, conceal and carry, etc? What do you think about a priest having a handgun … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Putting incense in thurible while seated

From a reader:
Is it permissible for a priest to load a thurible whilst sitting? I
thought I heard only a bishop was allowed to load the thurible sitting and the priest must stand.
I can’t off the top of my head think of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: SPIDER!

From a reader:
I have a guilty conscience regarding the irreverence towards the Blessed Sacrament.
I was alone during a middle of the night Holy Hour in our Adoration Chapel when I had a run in with a large and very aggressive … Continue reading

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Who needs a liturgical Beretta when you can have one of these!

We have had a little fun in the past about the proper uses of the Beretta during liturgical worship.
Now I find this photo on the blog Deacon’s Bench.
This was taken during Holy Week 2011 in Iraq.

Can I just say it?
I’m … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Use of the beretta at Mass, revisited

I just received an email request from a priest for instructions about the appropriate use of the beretta during Mass.
Beretta?
I hereby re-post what I already offered here.
From a reader:
Can a beretta be used in the OF? When would it be … Continue reading

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