Tag Archives: sacred vessels

QUAERITUR: Woman training altar servers stands in as priest. Sacrilege?

From a reader:
My parish priest recently asked an older (semi-retired) female altar server (former MC & Sacristan) from another parish to train our altar servers for enrolment into the Guild of St Stephen (http://www.guildofststephen.org/).
First of all she discourages genuflecting (as it looks uneven … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can EMHCs purify sacred vessels after Holy Communion?

From a reader:
I moved to a new parish about month ago, and while I didn’t register (I usually move every few months for work), I do contribute monetarily. I’m unsure if I’m even in a position to raise a concern.
This … Continue reading

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Do as I say, not as I do?

I found this through our friends at Rorate.  I am left scratching my head.
The Holy Father is to make this coming weekend a Pastoral Visit to Venice.  For the occasion, the glassmakers of Murano have prepared (original source in Italian … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: disposing of glass “chalices”

From a reader:
I live next to a mission parish where I observed this past summer the
use of glass vessels. I brought this to the attention of the pastor, a
faithful, though unformed man, referencing GIRM & Sacramentum
Caritatis. He got around to … Continue reading

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