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ASK FATHER: Is it wrong to use Holy Water to bless my unbaptized children?

From a Protestant, catechumen…
QUAERITUR:
My husband and I are Protestant Christians, both baptized. We have three young children, all under the age of 5, and none of them are baptized. We are beginning RCIA and have been regularly attending a Catholic … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: What to do with occult objects?

From a reader:
When you discover you have an occult or new age object in your house, do you burn it or do you douse it with Holy Water and throw it away? I know you are busy, but a response … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Ashes, Very Small Children, and You – An annual discussion.

From a priest:
Reverend and Dear Father,
Ash Wednesday is soon to be upon us, and I am faced with the situation I am often faced with: whether to impose ashes on cute, angel-faced infants.
It never fails that, as the faithful come … Continue reading

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Of book burning and burial

The new translation of the Roman Missal has been implemented in most places.  Priests have to decide what to do with those old copies of the Sacramentary.
Clearly some need to be kept in the library or archive: for let us … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: no Asperges or Vidi aquam

From a reader about the Vidi Aquam and Asperges… not to be confused with the wonderful vegetable:
At nearly every single High Mass I have attended, whether FSSP, ICR or SSPX, including most diocesan TLMs, the High Mass is preceded with … Continue reading

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