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Ask Fr. Francis: Can a Widower be Ordained a Priest?

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Of course, provided he meets all the other regular admission requirements to the priesthood, namely that he is a practising Catholic, is still capable of completing the necessary formation, and...

 
Fr. Francis Ching, CC celebrating Mass

Ask Fr. Francis: Why Does the Catholic Bible Have More Books?

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This is not correct. It is not the Catholic bible that has more books, but the Protestants decided to omit 7 of the Old Testament books.

 
Fr. Francis Ching, CC Portrait

Ask Fr. Francis: What should we do with our palm branches?

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Traditionally, the palm branches of this year is burned to prepare for the ashes for next year’s Ash Wednesday. Where this is still practiced, branches should be returned to the parish for this...

 
Fr. Francis Ching, CC celebrating Mass

Ask Fr. Francis: Maronite, Coptic, etc., are these legit for Roman Catholics?

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If you get a chance, visit your local Greek Catholic or Maronite Catholic Church and participate in their Sunday liturgy. You will quickly notice how different it is, but at the same time how...

 
Fr. Francis Ching, CC Portrait

Ask Fr. Francis: How Do We Have God?

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How do we have God?

 
Fr. Francis Ching celebrating Mass

Ask Fr. Francis: Are We Supposed to Kneel or Stand?

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The general rule is from after the “Holy Holy” to the Great Amen, the congregation is to kneel. However, the local bishop may, in view of local tradition or pastoral concerns, modify it, with the...