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ASK FATHER: Difference between Pastor and Parochial Administrator

From a reader… QUAERITUR: With priest assignments currently being announced, I am curious about the difference between a Pastor and a Parochial Administrator. If a Pastor is reassigned to another parish as an Administrator, is that a lateral or a … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: The authority of pastors, parish priests, over people

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Dear Father, My family and I regularly travel to a different parish, in a different diocese, to attend Mass at an FSSP Mass centre. The FSSP Mass centre is served by priests from a nearby personal … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “Quasi-parish” priests

From a reader comes a messy question, which a Guest Priest will answer… QUAERITUR: Our “Quasi-parish”, due to rotation of clergy, has a new priest. His first outward change was to get the candles off the floor in front of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Baptism outside one’s parish

From a priest: After 17 years as a priest I’m surprised I can’t track down an answer to this, but even our diocesan faculties booklet is unclear. A priest of our diocese baptized an infant whose parents are registered in … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: How to make myself known to the parish priest without being too forward?

From a reader: What is the proper/traditional etiquette for newcomers, particularly those registered in a parish, when it comes to formal introductions to the priest, (specifically British customs if you know them)? I was taught it is rude and improper … Continue reading

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