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ASK FATHER: What is a “privileged altar”?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’ve occasionally seen high altars inscribed with the phrase, “altare privilegiatum.” 1) What does (did?) this mean and how did an altar become privileged? 2) Does this still apply today? Sometimes you will find in older … Read More

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QUAERITUR: privileged altars

From a reader comes a good question: Do the spiritual concessions attached to a privileged altar still apply? I heard from a priest that they no longer do. If a pastor of a church suspects his high altar was (or is) … Read More

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