Tag Archives: sacraments

QUAERITUR: Why are SSPX Masses valid, but not marriages or absolutions?

From a reader:
Fr Z, can you help me out with the why here and right terms.. I’m missing a piece of the puzzle?
A priest was asking me a question, regarding another person who is coming from the SSPX back to … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Is baptism by a priest who does odd things still valid?

From a reader:
Thank you father for the time you devote to this blog. I have found it very educational as has my husband.
I would appreciate your thoughts as an outside observer to this question.
We were parishioners for about 5 years … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Confirmed or ordained but not in the state of grace – Fr. Z rants

From a reader:
My question is regarding confirmation. Do those who receive the sacrament have to be in a state of grace in order for it to take? (the answer, I assume, is yes). I ask this because I am not … Continue reading

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Can Catholics preserve, for our own flock, true marriage?

One of the reasons I go on and on about a renewal of liturgical worship is without such a renewal, there can be no renewal of Catholic identity.  And if we don’t have a strong Catholic identity within the Church, … Continue reading

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