Tag Archives: De Benedictionibus

POLL: St. Blaise Day Blessing of Throats – 2017

Today we traditionally have the blessing of throats in honor of St. Blaise. Since yesterday was Candlemas it is logical to associate the blessing with candles. Did you receive a St. Blaise Day blessing of the throat? The combox is … Read More

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ASK FATHER: What can deacons bless?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I recently witnessed our parish deacon blessing an image of St. Francis. Do deacons have the power of blessing images. And if not, does the image to be “re-blessed” by a priest? Given that this is the season … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Is water blessed with the newer rites really holy water?

From a reader: I’ve heard it claimed that holy water blessed via the new rite isn’t true holy water since the new rite doesn’t include prayers of exorcism; in other words, according to the person telling me this, such water is merely “blessed … Read More

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QUAERITUR: blessing an iPhone for use in reciting the Rosary

From a reader: Fr. Z: Much of the time, I use one of the Rosary applications on my iPod touch in order to pray the Rosary.  Would it be appropriate to ask a Dominican or other priest to use the … Read More

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QUAERITUR: use of the traditional Rituale Romanum

From a seminarian: I’m a seminarian and have a few questions regarding blessings. A newly ordained priest, who is a friend of mine recently started using blessings from the 1964 Collectio Rituum. For example, he uses the Blessing for Water … Read More

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