Tag Archives: dispensation

ASK FATHER: Dispensation or commutation of Mass obligation, penance

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Can a bishop give the priests under his authority the faculty to dispense or commute a Mass obligation in the confessional? If I was unable to contact my pastor or out of town would I be able to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Wedding of Catholics with a non-priest out in Mother Nature

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My son and fiancee are Catholics and considering having a non-priest perform the ceremony in the Outer Banks, NC. We have two family members saying that as Catholics, they can’t attend the wedding because it is outside of the church. Is … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: St. Patrick’s Day 2017 on Friday in Lent

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I am responsible for a brunch which is served after the Saint Patrick’s Day Mass at the Cathedral in my Archdiocese. This year, Saint Patrick falls on a Friday of Lent. I believe this means I should offer … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Friday penance, abstinence during the Octave of Christmas

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Is Friday, December 30, a Meat Friday since it falls within the Octave of Christmas?
It is good to see that someone is planning ahead.  As I write we are a fortnight from the day in question.  Ergo, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “Maximized” priest returns to duties after marriage and divorce

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Maximized priest returning to priestly duties
Our new parochial vicar (NO parish) is a priest who was married, divorced, and is now “returning to priestly duty.” What exactly does this mean? Can he licitly confect the Eucharist? Can he hear confessions? I … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: My Catholic son is marrying a Lutheran. Can a priest bless the marriage?

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My son is Catholic and woman he will marry is Lutheran. Her father is a minister and will be doing the ceremony. May a Catholic priest be present to bless the marriage? What is the rule?
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ASK FATHER: Son married in another church without a dispensation

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My son left the Catholic Church And now belongs to the Church of England. he is getting married in C of E without a dispensation as he no longer considers himself a Catholic. I know he will not be married as … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Catholic wishes to marry “non-denominational Christian”

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When a nondenominational Christian wishes to marry a Catholic, what must that Christian do if they do not wish to convert to Catholicism?
First, I must say that marrying a non-Catholic isn’t the very best of situations.  Yes, yes. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Dispensation for the 4th of July?

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The Fourth of July is on a Friday this year. I’ve been told that there used to be a dispensation from the requirement to abstain from meat on a Friday 4th. Is that true?
It would be easy to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Marrying non-Catholics

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I have four children, in their twenties, three girls and one boy. All the girls married non-Catholics (who have agreed to raise the children in the Catholic Church and they all attend mass weekly so no complaints there.) … Continue reading

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