Tag Archives: consecration

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.  The … 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 be … 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 one … 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 the … Continue reading

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