Daily Archives: 25 November 2017

ASK FATHER: Color of altar boys’ cassocks

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I grew up in the 1950’s. All the illustrated “Children’s Missals” had photos showing altar servers wearing red cassocks and white surplices. I never saw red cassocks in person, however. Now, they seem to be making … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Self-intinction. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader… This morning at Mass, I observed two or three people receive the Host in the hand, and then walk over to the extraordinary minister of the chalice, dip the Host in, and then put it in their mouth. I … Continue reading

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Ideas for your ADVENT season of preparation

Advent starts in a few days, on 3 December. You might consider reading (or reading again) Benedict XVI’s third volume of Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives.  It is shorter than the other two volumes, and there are riches within. … Continue reading

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