Tag Archives: Monsignor

A Monsignor Moment

Some people are saying that Pope Francis has decided not to bestow the honor of Monsignor any more.  This seems to be based on a rumor in an Italian newspaper, which means it is about as reliable as The Onion … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Confessional etiquette

From a reader: When going to confession, if you know the priest is a Monsignor (name plate on confessional) would you begin, “Forgive me, Monsignor, for I have sinned,” or stay with the simple, “Forgive me, Father, for I have … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Loss of papal honors for priests who are “removed from the active ministry”

From a reader: Since you have worked within the hallowed halls of the Vatican, would you comment on the revocation of papal honors (e.g. Chaplain of His Holiness, Honorary, P.A.) of priest who have been “removed from the active ministry” … Continue reading

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