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ASK FATHER: Indulgence for kissing a new priest’s hands

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is there really an indulgence for kissing the hands of a newly ordained priest?  I’ve heard different accounts.  And how long is “newly”? I have written about this before.   For example, HERE. There is no indulgence, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What’s with all the kissing in the Extraordinary Form?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I was wondering what is the point of kissing in the Extraordinary Form? Such kisses include kissing the priest’s hand after handing the server or deacon his biretta or kissing the celebrant’s hand after handing him … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Purifying fingers after handling the Eucharist… not.

From a reader: I went to a well said Latin low Mass this morning. The celebrant and a deacon gave communion to the faithful. The celebrant followed the rubrics after communion to consume the sacred particles and rinse his fingers. … Continue reading

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