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ASK FATHER: Signs of reverence for priests

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I was hoping to hear your insight into traditions that seem lost! Will you please share your thoughts regarding bowing for clergy, kissing the hands of priests and referring to priests directly as Your Reverence? We … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: What do I call a friend about to be ordained a priest?

From a reader: My friend was just ordained to the Diaconate, and will be ordained to the Priesthood next year. This leaves me with a question regarding etiquette when addressing him now, and then later when he’s a priest. Being … Continue reading

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