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

From a reader… QUAERITUR: 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, … Continue reading

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

From a reader… QUAERITUR: 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 … Continue reading

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

From a reader… 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 … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Really long Elevation, Consecration – POLL

From a reader… QUAERITUR: 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 … 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: Eight … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why is the back of Father’s vestment raised at the consecration?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have been wondering why the servers lift the priest’s chasuble during the consecration. From the sources that I could find, it was an old practice to help the priest because the chasubles were heavy. Is … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Distance of a priest’s valid consecration

From a reader: Dear Father – Like yourself I am not a fan of concelebration, but I would like to ask two questions. These questions came about in one of those after dinner discussions which come under the heading of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Elderly priest skipped the consecration

From a reader: This Sunday, I went to “Mass” at a church with an elderly associate pastor who sometimes forgets things (to be expected, I don’t blame him). But what happened on this occasion is an entirely different matter. He … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Is it an insult for deacons to kneel during the consecration? (I’m not making this up.)

From a deacon: I was reprimanded today for kneeling at the altar during consecration and told there is an insult in the US church against this -I can find no documents that lead me to believe this is true. Any … Continue reading

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From the Archive: Priest refuses to use new translation in consecration of Precious Blood. Invalid?

FROM THE ARCHIVE. (Since a couple people have recently asked about this through email.) From a reader: If I had to guess, there are probably many priests throughout the US who are refusing to celebrate the Mass according to the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Uncovering the ciborum

From a reader: This past Sunday, September 16, 2012, I attended mass celebrated by an elderly priest. Present on the altar was a covered ciborium. At the time father consecrated the large host the ciborium remained covered, father uncovered the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: A rule that the priest is the only one in the sanctuary during the consecration?

From a reader: Is it a rule that the priest is the only one in the sanctuary during the consecration? No, there is no such rule. Surely the deacons (subdeacons) and other servers must be there near to the altar, … Continue reading

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POLL: Length of time of the elevation of the Host and Precious Blood during Mass

I FIXED THE POLL WIDGET Several people have written to me about the length of time a priest does/should elevate the Host and the chalice after the consecration. The length of time I elevate the Host is, of course, ideal. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Music during the consecration

From a reader: Lately, the music director at our church has been “tickling the ivories” during the Consecration. While at the piano, in the front of church (naturally), he has been playing tunes, based on hymms for sure, on the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Does wine in a cruet left on the altar also get consecrated?

From a reader: During week day Masses the priest at our parish sometimes has no server. In this circumstance he obviously has to go to the credence table himself to get the gifts. After pouring the water and wine into … Continue reading

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