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ASK FATHER: Isn’t the priest supposed to genuflect after the elevation?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Has the rubric requiring priests to genuflect after showing the Eucharistic Species to the people been altered? Did someone get an indult or something so that bowing is now legitimate? I wonder because at our local … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Where to bow or genuflect in confusing church

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I attend a “modern” church with the traditional long, central aisle. At one end (not the east) is the rose window above the wooden table that serves as an altar (ad popularum). At the other end is the … Continue reading

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Bp. Paprocki’s Pastoral Letter: Ars celebrandi et adorandi

His Excellency Most Rev. Thomas Paprocki of Springfield in Illinois, who is not afraid to use exorcisms, has issued a pastoral letter called Ars celebrandi et adorandi… The art of celebrating and worshiping.  He has taken his title, surely, from … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Geneflecting for Communion in 3rd trimester

From a reader: I attend a NO parish where the priest is working diligently to restore dignity and beauty to the Mass. We are blessed to have him. He encouraged the use of the veil when I (and another woman) … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Genuflections during the Novus Ordo Creed

From a reader: I know that on Christmas and the Feast of the Annunciation in the Ordinary Form we are required to kneel during the words, “For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Woman training altar servers stands in as priest. Sacrilege?

From a reader: My parish priest recently asked an older (semi-retired) female altar server (former MC & Sacristan) from another parish to train our altar servers for enrolment into the Guild of St Stephen (http://www.guildofststephen.org/). First of all she discourages genuflecting (as it … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Genuflecting when the Blessed Sacrament is exposed

From a reader: When I was in grade school (1990’s), I was taught by a very devout teacher that one should genuflect (kneel?) on both knees with a slight bow of the head when entering/leaving the pew during adoration of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Must we not genuflect to the Blessed Sacrament during Mass?

From a reader: The GIRM instructs that during mass no genuflections are to be made toward the tabernacle for the priest, the deacon and the ministers. Are the ministers the altar boys, or just the instituted lector and the acolyte? … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Bowing to the altar instead of genuflecting during Mass. Fr. Z rants.

From a reader: Our new and much more traditional pastor joined us a few years ago, and within the first year he had the tabernacle moved behind the altar. (Which made me and many others very happy)I have observed the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: A priest’s lack of reverence and fear of saying anything to him

From a reader: At our daily NO Mass after the priest raises the Host and after raising the Chalice he never genuflects but merely bows by a slight inclination of his head. In addition before he begins the Offertory he … Continue reading

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