Category Archives: ASK FATHER Question Box

ASK FATHER: Should there still be “parking lot Masses” even though churches are opening again?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: In a not-so-hypothetical situation wherein the faithful are able to attend mass on Sunday inside a church, under nearly normal circumstances (face masks, 6 foot distancing), would it be permissible, or even advisable, to opt instead … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Signing a contract, like for a credit card, but with 35 pages of small print.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Do you consider it a sin of lying to sign a contract or an agreement stating that you will/have done something that you know you will/have not done? In this case, you know the other party … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Should we ransom Hosts that have been taken so they are not desecrated? At what cost?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My friend and I were discussing this thought experiment. Consider a host has been captured and is being held for ransom. What cost is too great for the church to bear (if any)? My friend and … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can a Roman Catholic in good conscience date a Sedevacantist?

From a reader…. QUAERITUR: I have been on Catholic Match and found a lady whose family considers themselves independent Catholics. They attend Mass at the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen (CMRI) or SSPV. Can a Roman Catholic in good conscience date … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What to do with old occult objects after repentance and confession?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: In my past life, I dealt with occult things, specifically sigils. I have since reverted and been absolved of all related sins, but yesterday came across an old journal with some sigils in it from that … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Books on the history of the traditional Roman Rite

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I am looking for a book which might be a sort of Cliffs Note version of Jungmann’s two-volume History of the Roman Rite. Would you know of and be able to recommend any such book? Hmmm… … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Seeing devout people kneel to pray before statues

From a reader… QUAERITUR: During these troubled times living in Northern Wisconsin I have found my faith thru you and now through Our Lady of Good Help in Champion Wis. I noticed praying before Our Lady, Mother Mary, the faithful, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Confirmation using an instrument. Tradition says “NO!”, but the CDW said “YES”.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: In a May 14, 2020 dubium to the Holy See, the USCCB asked if an instrument such as a cotton ball may be used for the anointing with sacred Chrism during the celebration of the sacrament … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: My friend took LSD, experienced “God, Heaven, the Garden of Eden, Life, and Death all at once”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I just spoke with a friend of mine who recently took a mind-altering substance (he said it was an extremely potent form of LSD) and that the hallucinations lasted for approximately a period of 12 hours. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can we pray for anonymous people?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I encounter many online requests via social media or comments in online articles asking the reader to pray for either the person writing, their loved one, or for a deceased individual. However, in most cases the … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s VOICEMAIL! Attention PITTSBURGH! And – ASK FATHER: What to do while watching live streamed Mass?

Here are a couple of interesting things from my voicemail. First… …someone is trying to get a TLM organized in Pittsburgh.  He would appreciate contacts from you who are in the area.  He gave permission for me to post this … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Mass at a side altar during Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament? And a short rant.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: It is permissible for to have Public Mass at a side altar during Adoration.? And does it matter that the side altar is in the sanctuary, which is quite small? It just seems odd to me … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM: A tip for receiving Communion on the tongue in time of COVID-1984: HOLD YOUR BREATH!

In this time of COVID-1984, where up is down and back is front and clocks are melting off the edges of tables, there are some in high places in the Church who are determined to ban Communion on the tongue.  … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What is physically required for the laity to participate at Mass?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: What is physically required for the laity to participate at Mass? If the laity cannot enter the church building, is outdoor Mass required for the laity to be able to participate? If one can follow the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can you fulfill your Sunday Mass obligation during “lockdown” by watching online?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: While on lockdown, can watching (within a sunday) a replayed online mass fulfill the sunday mass obligation? Or must one have to watch the online sunday mass in real time to fulfill this obligation? First of … Continue reading

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