ASK FATHER: Altar boy notices priest skipped the consecration of the Precious Blood

From a reader…

QUAERITUR:

I have a couple of questions regarding something that happened recently at a weekday TLM.  Our good and reverent priest was distracted during Mass one morning and completely forgot to consecrate the Precious Blood.  After consecrating the host, he genuflected, and then continued on with the prayers after Consecration.  My 12 year old son happened to be serving.  I have two questions… was the Mass valid?  And should the altar boys have, somehow, alerted the priest to his mistake as soon as they realized he had missed part of the Consecration?

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Why is J.K. Rowling being denounced? Because she said No to a lie…..

Progressives are denouncing JK Rowling this week, insisting that she has ruined Harry Potter in a single tweet. One can almost hear them cry, “burn the books!” What’s puzzling about this is that JK Rowling is hardly a conservative opponent of all things liberal. On the contrary, she’s the consummate liberal with all the right opinions for an elite culture producer…

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This will be my last Christmas as the Archbishop of Philadelphia…

Today, a lifetime of 75 years later, the world is infinitely different and implacably the same. Different in its marvels of medicine, technology, and science. Different in its deliverance of many millions of people from illness, illiteracy, and poverty. But the same in the millions more who are homeless, or persecuted, or refugees…

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What little children can teach us about prayer…

When it comes to our struggle in personal prayer there are some things that we need to unlearn. For too many, private prayer is often a formal, even stuffy affair, that drips of boredom and unnecessary formality and has lots of rules. Perhaps we learned some of our lessons too well. And yet many of the youngest children have not learned these lessons…

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Idol speculation and the Incarnation…

Did the pagans really worship idols? If so, what was going on? To be precise, they did not worship idols as such, but they worshipped the gods who they believed the idols represented. But it was more than that. They also believed that the idols became the channels for the invisible god. If you like the spirit of the god channeled in and through the idol…

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We are closer than ever before to the Second Coming of Christ…

We are living in the world’s “fourth week of Advent” — the end days, according to the Church; “the last hour.” It’s time for last-minute preparations, the same preparations as Joseph made. First, Joseph took his wife’s cross onto himself. When Mary is found with child, “Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man…

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Benedict XVI creates foundation for Catholic journalism in Germany…

In what came as a surprise to many members of the Catholic elite in Germany, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI has launched a foundation for Catholic journalism in his home country. “I want the Catholic voice to be heard,” the retired Roman pontiff, who has resided in a Vatican monastery since his 2013 resignation, said of his decision…

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