Tag Archives: consecration

QUAERITUR: Priest refuses to use new translation in consecration of Precious Blood. Invalid?

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 new translation. My question is, “Is the Mass invalid if a priest uses the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: The “Novus Ordo” Ordinal for ordaining bishops, priests, deacons

From a reader: Leo XIII condemned Anglican orders and succession as invalid since 1552. Even after re-admitting the prayers regarding the “work and office of a priest” in the ordination 100 years later, the line had become extinct so it … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: A host found on the altar after Mass.

From a reader: This morning I attended a Mass that was celebrated by a VERY old priest; just a simple daily Mass, nothing fancy, no smells or bells. When it came time for the prayers of consecration, it seemed as if … Continue reading

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“For you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.”

In the consecration of the Precious Blood the priests says: “For you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.” From the Meditations and Devotions of Bl. John Henry Newman. I cannot penetrate Thy secret decrees, O Lord! I know … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priest tells congregation to stand for consecration

UPDATE 23 March 20:19 GMT: From the questioner: Father, I just wanted to thank you for your response to my question. I wanted to follow-up with you about the funeral. The vigil and the funeral went beautifully. The priest did … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Bishop consecrating chalice, vestments during Mass

Sacred vessels are important.  They are consecrated (like the hands of priests) to touch the Body and Blood of the Lord. I had this in my email: I am trying to locate the rite (prayers and rubrics) for the consecration … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: at consecration the priest holds ciborium not host

From a reader: I’m sure you’ve covered this before, but if during the actual words of consecration the priest just holds the ciborium and then after the words, during the elevation picks a host out and holds it above the … Continue reading

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China consecrates a bishop. Canonist Ed Peters comments.

I would like today to remind Catholic readers in America, especially, to be thankful for the blessings of a still society and the still free exercise of religion. You have probably heard that there was a consecration of a bishop … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can a church’s name be changed?

Parish mergers happen.  When they do, sometimes a new name is cobbled up to identify the new entity.  Sometimes, however, names of churches are changed. From a reader: There is a parish in my diocese that was formed years ago … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: reconsecrating, restoring a chalice

From a reader: Many years ago, a chalice was donated to the parish of my grandfather as a memorial after his death. After several years, my grandmother received a call from the pastor stating that they were cleaning house in … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Do priests consecrate everything on altar? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader: Prior to the consecration, the altar servers are negligent in removing everything extraneous from the altar.  They have left the cruet of water on the altar, and more importantly, the carafe from which the wine was poured.  … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: priest consecrates more Hosts during Communion

From a reader: At a Mass in our Diocese this past Sunday, the priest was running very low on consecrated hosts.  Even after breaking some of the hosts in order to distribute more, it was clear that there would not … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can laypeople own a monstrance?

From a reader: I trust your judgment and I would like to know if it is ok to own a miniature monstrance.  Sites online sell them. [Image attached for reference.]  It’s a miniature monstrance which is not the same as … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 97: Ambrose to a new bishop; In The Bleak Midwinter

Here is a spur of the moment PODCAzT which I put together in record speed!  As I approach 100 PODCAzTs I am trying to figure out what I want to do with these audio projects, change formats, keep going, or … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Should I stand or should I kneel?

From a reader: I am a bit of an amateur rubricist (God help us all), and know the rules in the Ordinary Form.  The bishops of the United States, under the permission of the Holy See, have mandated kneeling during … Continue reading

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