Tag Archives: consecration

ASK FATHER: Re-bless a ring that has been re-plated?

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I have a sterling silver ring from a private vow I made a number of years ago. My spiritual director who witnessed my vow blessed my ring using the Blessing for any object from the Roman Ritual. Over the years it … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why do servers lift the chasuble during the elevation of the Host?

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Why do servers elevate the chasuble during the elevation of the host? I was looking for a good answer after my mom asked me. Thanks!
The practical answer is the best answer.
It is a custom to lift hems of … Continue reading

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“What is happening to our world?”

The other day Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco consecrated the archdiocese entrusted to his care to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Many bishops are doing the same with their dioceses.  I have a growing list HERE.
In his sermon, Archbp. Cordileone spoke … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest says “for all” in consecration. Invalid?

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I just read an article from the Remnant which argued that the use of “for all” instead of “for many” did not invalidate the Mass.
This article was written immediately after the release of the new translation of the Ordinary Form, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Hosts brought to altar at Communion, not before consecration

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Today at mass, after the priest had completed the Eucharistic Prayer, and we had moved past the Agnus Dei, one of the EMHCs noticed that the Chalices and Ciboriums with unconsecrated hosts (those meant for distribution to those … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “My Lord and my God!” at the elevation

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I’ve been reading the Celebration of Mass by J.B. o Connell and at the section concerning the consecration of the Host O’Connell writes that a priest should not say a vocal prayer at the elevation, obviously, but the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Does a chalice have to be consecrated before use?

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My family plans to give a priest a chalice (he is from Ireland and does not have one of his own here in the US) and I have the following
questions:  [Usually I take one question at a time, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priests who do not believe in the Real Presence

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It is my understanding that the priest’s intention to consecrate is necessary for transubstantiation to take place. I know that there are Catholic priests out there that do not believe in the Real Presence. If the celebrating priest does not believe … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Really long Elevation, Consecration – POLL

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We have a new priest in our parish (not the pastor). He’s done a few Sunday masses so far.
He’s got a few quirks, the most noticeable of which are during the consecrations of the bread & wine — … Continue reading

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“Be Thou King of all those who are still involved in the darkness of idolatry or of Islamism….”

At First Things George Weigel has a short piece about how Benedict XVI was right in his memorable, controversial Regensburg Lecture in 2006.  He has prompted me to go back to review what Benedict said.  Weigel gives a précis:
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