Tag Archives: Book of Blessings

ASK FATHER: What can deacons bless?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I recently witnessed our parish deacon blessing an image of St. Francis. Do deacons have the power of blessing images. And if not, does the image to be “re-blessed” by a priest? Given that this is the season … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Re-blessing things with older Rituale Romanum

From a reader: The prayers in the old Roman Ritual are sometimes much richer than the prayers found in the current Book of Blessings. Since the added exorcisms and petitions in the older prayers might make a sacramental more effective, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Old Rituale Romanum and “churching” of women

From a deacon: May God Bless you for your work. I will be traveling home for Thanksgiving break to Baptize my twin brother’s newborn son. He and his wife are faithful, traditional Catholics. I was wondering if it is still … Continue reading

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