Tag Archives: sacrilege

QUAERITUR: Examination of conscience and “Speaking against priests or consecrated religious”

From a reader: Hello Father! An examination of conscience asks, “Have I spoken against a priest, or against anyone consecrated to God? (This is a sacrilege).” I am not sure what constitutes “speaking against”, but I have made fun of … Continue reading

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Of Women Priests and Ecumenism and how we should respond. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

I was sent something from the California Catholic Daily about a member of parish liturgy committee who participated in a fake and sacrilegious “ordination” by Roman Catholic Womenpriests.  My emphases: A member of the liturgy committee at a San Francisco parish … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priest’s role, duty when someone “misuses” confession

From a reader: When does the Seal of Confession actually take affect in that the priest can’t say anything outside of the Confessional? For example, if someone goes into the confessional/reconciliation room with no intention of confessing, but some form … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Use of force to defend a church from vandalism

From a reader: Is is okay to fight in churches ? Can one shoot or punch vandals ? Can one defend the priest, or himself, or the Sacrament ? Many who comment on destruction stories want to put up watches. … Continue reading

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Prayer Request – Theft of Blessed Sacrament

In the Anderson, South Carolina Independent Mail. Police investigating break-in at Anderson church ANDERSON — Anderson police are investigating a break-in at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church in Anderson. A church member went to St. Mary to unlock … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Of blasphemy and sacrilege during Mass

From a reader: The pastor at a local parish has used a “super-soaker” water gun during the sprinkling rite at Mass on several occasions. In a conversation with a parishioner from the parish, I incorrectly described the act as “blasphemous.” … Continue reading

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