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QUAERITUR: Of the color of wine, the amount, and the addition of water

From a reader:

First off is the wine to be consecrated have to be red and how much wine poured into the chalice is enough to make it a valid mass?
One of my priests told us if they don’t pour enough … Continue reading

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Blessed Waters and You.

In another entry I answered a question about water suitable for valid baptism.  Someone asked about Holy Water.  Here are a few notes about different blessed waters we Catholics use and enjoy.  This is not meant to be exhaustive, of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Validity of baptism when water touches only the hair – Fr Z rants

From a deacon:
I was wondering how safe it is to assume that water flowing over the hair along with the correct words constitutes a valid baptism. I ask because there were just 12 babies baptized in my parish and some … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Of the Precious Blood, wine, water and dilution

From a reader:
Fr., Perhaps one of your ossified manuals would address this. Today at Mass, the priest had a cruet of wine on the altar during the consecration. I am sure he did not intend to consecrate that wine.
But, it … Continue reading

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well project

I would like to bring to your attention the Miaani well project. 
In Mianni, Kenya, it has not rained for over 10 months.  Disaster
My friend from Rome, Msgr. John Mutiso-Mbinda is from that village and for years he he has … Continue reading

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