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ASK FATHER: Too much water mixed with the wine in the chalice. Valid?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Your article, “ASK FATHER: Altar boy notices priest skipped the consecration of the Precious Blood” states that Mass is not celebrated until the priest consumes both species of the sacrament. Since our congregation receives under both … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Of the color of wine, the amount, and the addition of water

From a reader: First off is the wine to be consecrated have to be red and how much wine poured into the chalice is enough to make it a valid mass? One of my priests told us if they don’t … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Of the Precious Blood, wine, water and dilution

From a reader: Fr., Perhaps one of your ossified manuals would address this. Today at Mass, the priest had a cruet of wine on the altar during the consecration. I am sure he did not intend to consecrate that wine. … Continue reading

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