Tag Archives: De Benedictionibus

ASK FATHER: What can deacons bless?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I recently witnessed our parish deacon blessing an image of St. Francis. Do deacons have the power of blessing images. And if not, does the image to be “re-blessed” by a priest?
Given that this is the season for ordinations, this … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Is water blessed with the newer rites really holy water?

From a reader:
I’ve heard it claimed that holy water blessed via the new rite isn’t true holy water since the new rite doesn’t include prayers of exorcism; in other words, according to the person telling me this, such water is merely “blessed water” … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: blessing an iPhone for use in reciting the Rosary

From a reader:
Fr. Z:
Much of the time, I use one of the Rosary applications on my iPod touch in order to pray the Rosary.  Would it be appropriate to ask a Dominican or other priest to use the Rosary blessing … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: use of the traditional Rituale Romanum

From a seminarian:
I’m a seminarian and have a few questions regarding blessings. A newly ordained priest, who is a friend of mine recently started using blessings from the 1964 Collectio Rituum. For example, he uses the Blessing for Water and … Continue reading

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