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ASK FATHER: Signs of reverence for priests

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I was hoping to hear your insight into traditions that seem lost! Will you please share your thoughts regarding bowing for clergy, kissing the hands of priests and referring to priests directly as Your Reverence? We … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: how to address a deacon?

From a reader: What is the correct form of address for a religious who is a deacon?  The internal lore of the community is that one retains "Brother" but some of the younger brothers are insisting on "Deacon."  I have … Continue reading

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