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QUAERITUR: Can a Protestant minister officiate at Catholic marriage while the priest watches?

From a reader:
First, please know you are in my prayers. My question: Is it permissible for a Protestant minister to officiate the Marriage Rite at a Catholic Nuptial Mass? This is about to take place at our local parish and … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Minister, ministry, apostle, apostolate…

From a reader:
I’m on the pastoral council at my parish. I hear people using the term “Ministry” for all kinds of activities. Pretty much all of these folks are lay Catholics.
I’m kind-of a stickler for terminology, because muddled … 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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