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Fr. Z’s Kitchen and Sacristy: Starching a linen corporal to a glassy finish

A project. Recently, at Corpus Christi, I recalled the story of the Eucharistic miracle at Bolsena during which a Host bled on a corporal, which spurred the institution of the feast.  I got to thinking about corporals.  A little light … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Does wine in a cruet left on the altar also get consecrated?

From a reader: During week day Masses the priest at our parish sometimes has no server. In this circumstance he obviously has to go to the credence table himself to get the gifts. After pouring the water and wine into … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Do priests consecrate everything on altar? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader: Prior to the consecration, the altar servers are negligent in removing everything extraneous from the altar.  They have left the cruet of water on the altar, and more importantly, the carafe from which the wine was poured.  … Continue reading

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