Daily Archives: 4 January 2021

ASK FATHER: Is the Sacrament of Confirmation valid if the minister uses an instrument, such as a stylus or a swab?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My son’s Confirmation is this Sunday and I just found out that the Bishop will be using a Q-tip because of Covid-19. Is this still valid? Thank you for all that you do. I find your … Continue reading

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“Let y’all know!” The “Noveritis” Epiphany chant announcement of 2021’s movable dates and feasts

At Epiphany we Latins have – traditionally – chanted a solemn proclamation of the key liturgical dates or movable feasts for the new year of salvation, just begun. This underscores how these dates and seasons are all interconnected. The liturgical … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why don’t trads want Permanent Deacons to be in traditional liturgy?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: From my brief experience, it seems that most traditionalist parishes are not interested in the permanent diaconate. This seems odd to me, since permanent deacons would be readily available for Solemn Masses, and many parishes are … Continue reading

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Daily Rome Shot: 40

Photo by Bree Dail.

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“Ten years from now you’ll put on a jacket and find a mask in the pocket. …”

Some people wonder why I say prayers in Latin against the Wuhan Devil. I had a text from a priest friend which put things in perspective. “Ten years from now you’ll put on a jacket and find a mask in … Continue reading

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