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Wherein Fr. Z looks for a cobbler, or tailor, or someone….

Are there any cobblers, leather workers out there?
Years ago I inherited a small “wallet” for a pocket stole. I almost always have a stole and oil stock about my person.  One use for my spare mag pocket on my 5.11’s, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Kissing the priest’s stole after receiving absolution

From a reader:
I’ve encountered the custom of the penitent kissing the sole of the priest after he is given absolution. I have been unable to find any information about the origins or the application of this practice.
I have heard of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priesthood ordination customs

From a seminarian:
As ordination season is fast approaching, I am hoping you can enlighten me concerning a custom relating to priestly ordinations which has become a topic of discussion among seminarians of late. Specifically, I am wondering whether you … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Gift for a priest: reversible stole

From a reader:
My friend’s ordination is coming up in a number of months, and I’d like to get him something meaningful and useful. I’m a little short on money, so I have to start planning and saving now.
He’s traditionally-minded (fully … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Stole over chasuble, or “What part of ‘extirpetur’ does Your Excellency not understand?”

A reader asked:
Can/Should the stole be worn outside the chasuble by the celebrant
during Mass?
No.
This was obviously asked because some priest out there is wearing his stole over the chasuble.  And I’ll bet all the money in my pocket it is … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: confessor without a stole, outside a confessional

From a reader:
Today I was reading “Pardon and Peace” by Fr. Randolph, and he writes “Church law requires that confessions should normally be heard in a proper confessional” and that for hearing confessions “a priest should always wear a purple … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: crossing stole and using maniple in Novus Ordo

From a priest reader:
I try to bring into the Novus Ordo as many elements from the old rite as I can, where permitted.
My question is:  is it licit for a priest celebrating Mass according to the new rite to cross … Continue reading

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So a Pope and an Anglican Archbishop walk into an Abbey…

The other day when Benedict XVI was at Westminster Abbey, together with Anglican Archbp. Williams for an Anglican service, I just about sprayed my Mystic Monk Coffee on the screen when I heard that the Holy Father chose to … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: black and purple reversible stole

From a seminarian:
I am a seminarian, soon to be ordained a deacon (Deo volente!). A
priest recently was getting rid of some old stoles, and offered that I
could take any that I would like. I took one that I had never … Continue reading

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