Tag Archives: Holy Orders

ASK FATHER: Is confirmation necessary for ordination?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: To validly take up holy orders, must a Catholic also be confirmed in addition to being baptized? There are two absolutely necessary things for valid ordination to Holy Orders… all three Holy Orders, Diaconate, Priesthood, Episcopate: … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Are “Novus Ordo” ordinations truly valid?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, I’ve done some reading on whether Novus Order orders are truly valid or not and am confused. Would love to get your learned comments on the matter. Thanks for your work. You ask if ordinations … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Priest at Mass as mere “presider”?

From a reader: I have attended a spiritual recollection of cathechesis assistants of ___. The augustinian frater who led the sessions concentrated on the Vatican II, said in his presentation about the SC constitution: “We all celebrate the Mass, the … Read More

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The Canonical Defender responds to a claim about the ordination of deaconesses

The Canonical Defender, Dr. Ed Peters, has on his fine blog about canon law again drilled into an aspect of the question of women deacons. Further re female ordination to diaconate by Dr. Edward Peters I saw the recent comments … Read More

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UPDATE on the tumult in Platteville. Bp. Morlino sends a letter to the community.

A little while I posted an update about a group of liberals in Platteville, WI (D. Madison) who, rebelling against their priests, worked to undermine the finances of the parish and school. The fruit of their labors has now come to … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Confirmed or ordained but not in the state of grace – Fr. Z rants

From a reader: My question is regarding confirmation. Do those who receive the sacrament have to be in a state of grace in order for it to take? (the answer, I assume, is yes). I ask this because I am … Read More

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