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QUAERITUR: Host became stuck in my throat. Did I commit sacrilege?

From a reader:
I went to Mass and Benediction this evening and at Communion time, and I under-estimated how small the pieces of host were in my mouth before swallowing, and there was a really large sharp chunk that got stuck … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: Does an all-male sanctuary foster vocations to the priesthood?

If you are a blogger, may I ask that you link to this poll?  It would be good to have a large sampling.
UPDATE 1407 GMT:
And also…. added as an afterthought, so the numbers might not match the poll above.  You … Continue reading

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Should the infamous “altar girl” decision be reversed? Wm. Oddie opines. WDTPRS POLLS included.

The formidable William Oddie, a columnist of the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, has an opinion piece on the 1994 interpretation of the Latin Church’s Canon Law which permitted service at the altar by females.   Keep in mind … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: Should the US Bishops have Catholics return to meatless Fridays for the whole year?

In another entry, I offered and reacted to Archbishop Dolan’s (Archd. NY) comments about our Catholic identity, external markers seen by others and ourselves which reinforce that identity and communicate it to others and the former practice of meatless Fridays … Continue reading

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BURNING URGENT QUESTION! The PLURAL of “Gin and Tonic”? WDTPRS POLL!

I want to circle us back to an old and very important debate.
What is the plural of the drink made from gin and tonic?
One is “a gin and tonic”.
Do we say two “gin and tonics” or “gins and tonic”?
This … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: sign of Cross after Holy Communion – WDTPRS POLL

From a reader:
Some friends were having a discussion about whether or not making the sign of the cross after receiving Holy Communion is encouraged, discouraged, or doesn’t matter either way.  What say you ?
I saaaaay…. I sayyyyy…
Sure.  Why not?  Great … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: Date of release of Instruction of “Summorum Pontificum”!

So… rumor has it that the Instruction on Summorum Pontificum will be released soon.  Spies say “within two weeks” of the time I am writing, which is 9 May, Monday.  We know it won’t be today.
When will it be?
Have a … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: seminarians and clerical dress and WDTPRS POLL

From a seminarian:
I’m wondering, I seem to remember hearing about a letter or something where Pope Benedict asked seminarians to wear clericals when going to audiences or something… I believe this was in reference to his visit to the US … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: Which was Fr. Z’s?

I was out with a priest friend for the afternoon.  He came into town to visit me and have some RnR after his Holy Week and Easter exercises.
We visited several churches, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then had some … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: Holy Thursday Foot Washing Rite – what happened?

Let’s return for a moment to your experience of the Triduum and Holy Thurday’s Mass of the Last Supper.
The rite of washing of feet, or Mandatum, is an option in the Roman Rite.  I know of a few places where … Continue reading

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