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ASK FATHER: “Custom” and liturgical abuses (e.g., glass chalices)

From a reader… QUAERITUR: What constitutes a custom? My friend appealed to custom when saying that we are allowed to use glass chalices, but I don’t think that applies here. So when can argue for something from a custom? Using glass chalices … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Priests acting as deacons in the Novus Ordo

From a priest reader… QUAERITUR: In light of par. 22 of the Ceremoniale which states that presbyters are not to wear diaconal vestments but also in light of the return of cardinal deacons and the Vatican’s explanation of it, what can … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Must we not genuflect to the Blessed Sacrament during Mass?

From a reader: The GIRM instructs that during mass no genuflections are to be made toward the tabernacle for the priest, the deacon and the ministers. Are the ministers the altar boys, or just the instituted lector and the acolyte? … Read More

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