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ASK FATHER: Can I be a Catholic AND a Libertarian?

From a reader…. QUAERITUR: Is there anyone I can read about being Catholic and Libertarian? Is it possible ? With the power the secular state is allowed I find my inclination is to be as libertarian as possible without being … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why isn’t there a paper book with the Sunday propers in Latin and English?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’ll keep this short – I use my Kindle for Mass – the Missal available from the Patrimoniuim Press with propers for Sundays only. PP also sells a Kindle version daily missal. My wife prefers paper … Continue reading

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Various prayers or “Orationes diversae” in the traditional Missale Romanum

I added the orations “For enemies.”  I wrote about those orations in three posts, the first of which is HERE. I had a question in email about something I did yesterday for the live-streamed Mass at Noon.  It was a … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Help for a blind priest who wants to learn the Traditional Latin Mass – UPDATED

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Can you help with finding a way for […] to find proper pronunciation? Our Bishop will not allow him to say TLM unless he can “prove” proper pronunciation. He currently uses the apple translator app, but … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Baptism by immersion but water didn’t touch the head

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I recently witnessed a baptism by immersion. As each person of the Most Holy Trinity was invoked, the baby was dipped into the water except for the head. Then, after the third immersion, the priest also … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What do we do if the upcoming administration outlaws Mass and the sacraments?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: What are the best ways for the laity to remain in a state of grace should the Holy Mass and the sacraments eventually be outlawed by the upcoming Biden/Harris administration? The simple answer, which isn’t simple … Continue reading

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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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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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AUDIO: Singing the 2020 Christmas Proclamation – Kalendas – in Latin – TLM Extraordinary Form

From a priestly reader…. QUAERITUR: Would you happen to have a shareable PDF of the Proclamation for the Usus Antiquior in the modus ordinarius? Before I answer that, let’s review. We are talking here about the Kalendas, the solemn announcement of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: I have heard of “Apostolic Pardon” but “Apostolic Blessing”?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have heard of “Apostolic Blessing” — is that the same thing but with a different name (eg: “reconciliation” == “confession” == “Sacrament of Penance”)? I’ve written about the IMPORTANT Apostolic Pardon quite a few times. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Traditional Eucharistic fast from midnight before Christmas Midnight Mass?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: A few year’s ago, I started trying to observe the older eucharistic fasting discipline of taking no food or water from midnight until the reception of Holy Communion the next day. I am curious to know … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: A priest asks, can we use the English translations in Weller’s 3 volumes to bless things, etc., in the Extraordinary Form? Here comes the BAD NEWS, Fathers.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: I don’t know what I was thinking.   I must have had a monsignor moment. There is now available the great Parish Ritual which conforms to what was in force in 1962!   I posted about it HERE (and there is … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Does the SSPX “exercise legitimate ministries” or not?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I appreciate all of your hard work on the topic of the SSPX and just your whole candid approach to speaking clearly about topics that are otherwise ambiguous. I attend the SSPX frequently and have had … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What happens to the Eucharist if the priest does not communicate during Mass?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’ve learned through your blog that if a priest does not receive Holy Communion at the Mass he is celebrating, the Mass is invalid. But what happens to the bread and wine that were consecrated moments … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Marriage rite in the traditional form but Novus Ordo Nuptial Mass? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a  reader… QUAERITUR: I have a friend who is seeking to get married. Due to various factors, the priest doing the marriage doesn’t know enough Latin to do the EF Mass, but could do the EF marriage rite. That … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Unborn child not doing so well. Should the mother receive Sacrament of Anointing?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My wife is pregnant and the baby is not doing so well (has a cystic hygroma and some heart issues – if you can pray for her, her name is Angela Fatima)…my question is a priest … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: If traditional Catholics and converts will eventually merge, where does that leave people who want the Novus Ordo?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’m in formation for ordination to the NO diaconate in three years, Lord willing. I’ve been to one TLM mass in Florida years ago. My question concerns us faithful NO Catholics. When you say that the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Since the Church does nothing about Joe Biden, what commandments do I have to follow?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Since the “Church” hasn’t excommunicated Joe Biden for his and the Democratic Party stance on abortion, which commandments/teaching do I/we have to follow? GUEST PRIEST RESPONSE: Fr. Tim Ferguson A good and timely question. And a … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Funeral after Vanishing Twin Syndrome

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My wife and I have just learned that we are probably losing an unborn child to “Vanishing Twin Syndrome” (where one twin embryo fails to grow on pace with the other and is absorbed back into … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: I bought an icon at a “esoteric new age shop”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I saw a beautiful “our Lady of Perpetual help” icon at an esoteric new age shop. I could not help, but buy her… and got her blessed. I call her the Rescue Icon- Do I have … Continue reading

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