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ASK FATHER: Report a priest who gave Communion to a Protestant minister?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Does one have to report a priest who knowingly gave communion to a protestant pastor? In my parish we had an ecumenical rorate mass [An “ecumenical Mass”…?] during advent and the protestant pastor present (who also … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: No Catholic Mass on Sunday. Are we obliged to attend Orthodox Divine Liturgy?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My question comes from what my professor said in class and it doesn’t seem correct. In class, we were told that if a Catholic was in Russia [and there being no Catholic Church; either Latin or … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can non-Catholics go to confession?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My mother is a non-Catholic who sometimes attends mass with me (a convert). She has considered entering the Church (her mother–as a side note–became a Catholic in her late 80’s, with me as her sponsor.) A good friend of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is it okay to have an Armenian Apostolic member as godparent for a Catholic?

From a reader… A friend who was baptized, confirmed and received Holy Communion as an infant in the Armenian Apostolic Church regularly assists and receives Holy Communion at Mass, in both the ordinary and extraordinary forms of the Roman Rite. She has been … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Greek island without a Catholic church on Sunday

From a reader: we will be on a Greek island without a Catholic church on a Sunday: can we attend the Greek mass and/or receive the Sacrament? You can, and I think should, attend the Greek Divine Liturgy if attending a … Continue reading

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US Catholic promotes reception of Protestant “communion”? Fr Z really rants.

A reader alerted me to an article in US Catholic suggesting that Catholics can receive “communion” in Lutheran (read: Protestant) services. Sound right to you? Good… thought not. Let’s have a look with my comments and emphases. Should you pass … Continue reading

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