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ASK FATHER: “Mass” with no Collect, readings, etc., but lots of made up stuff

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Today I attended Mass where we had no Collect, no First or Second Reading, No Gospel, we sashed neatly from The Lord have mercy to the bidding prayers! We had the Consecration, and we received Communion, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Distance of a priest’s valid consecration

From a reader: Dear Father – Like yourself I am not a fan of concelebration, but I would like to ask two questions. These questions came about in one of those after dinner discussions which come under the heading of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Sister starts Mass and Father shows up around the Offertory

I generally like one question at a time, but this was so… bizzare that it needs more attention. From a reader: This weekend, Father was having a series of talks during his Masses which spanned about fifteen minutes, and so he … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Selling a rosary and other sacred things

Several readers have sent similar questions about the selling of sacred things.  I will simply answer rather than post excerpts of the questions. Let’s start with the most sacred of all, the Eucharist.  Selling the Eucharist would be a terrible … Continue reading

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WDTIRS: Universae Ecclesiae 22: Drilling into the Latin and English (Dioceses without “qualified” priests)

I was sent a question about the Latin of Universae Ecclesiae 22. Friends, the more I look compare the Latin and the Released English “translation”, the more apparent it is that the Latin is a better, stronger document than the … Continue reading

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