Tag Archives: laity

QUAERITUR: A rule that the priest is the only one in the sanctuary during the consecration?

From a reader:
Is it a rule that the priest is the only one in the sanctuary during the consecration?
No, there is no such rule.
Surely the deacons (subdeacons) and other servers must be there near to the altar, within the sanctuary. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Surprised by a Communion Service with a lay leader

From a reader:
Whilst on holiday in Bournemouth, UK I called into one of the RC churches to say a few prayers. It seemed as though Mass was about to begin but, to my great shock, a lay woman went up … Continue reading

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Bp. Morlino on the mission of lay people in the public HHS mandate battle. Wherein Fr Z rants.

Some music to accompany my preliminary rant.   Read while listening.
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I have seen sharp criticisms launched by lay people against bishops whom they accuse of being weak in the public debate about Pres. Obama’s attacks on the religious liberty of … Continue reading

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Ecclesia de mysterio…. Ever heard of it?

In 1997 the Holy See issued an important document, unusual in its form and provenance in that it was signed by eight dicasteries, or departments of the Roman Curia.

Congregation for the Clergy
Pontifical Council for the Laity
Congregation for the Doctrine of … Continue reading

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POLL ALERT! This is a nice one!

ACTION ITEM for WDTPRSer LAY PEOPLE!
It is nice to be able to give a good poll some visibility.
Over at NLM I saw a worthy poll offered to lay people about whether or not you pray the Liturgy of the Hours, … Continue reading

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