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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...

 
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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...

 
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Ask Fr. Francis: How Do We Have God?

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How do we have God?

 
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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...

 
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Ask Fr. Francis: Can Non-Catholics Baptize?

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According to Church law (Canon Law), in danger of death, anyone, including a non-Catholic person, can administer the sacrament of baptism, providing the following conditions are met:

 
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Ask Fr. Francis: Do Priests Have to do Penance for Those Who Come to Him for Confession?

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Although failure to do so does not invalidate the sacrament, a priest hearing confession is strongly exhorted to perform penances for those who has come to him for confession.