Ask the Newly Ordained
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Q. What is heaven going to be like? With so many different depictions of heaven in popular culture, it’s easy to see how some might want a little more clarity about what eternal life will be … more
Question: Why do some parishes use red wine for the precious blood and others use white? Much like how the hosts used for holy communion will vary slightly in size or thickness depending on which … more
By Father Jean Joseph Brice Q - Father Brice, since you are just out of school, is there any wisdom you would like to impart to those returning to school this year? As September looms around, … more
As I come upon the end of my third month as a newly ordained priest I have been doing a lot of thinking about what has happened so far. You could call it my first quarterly review! One of the things … more
Though there are many different kinds of candles in a typical parish church, this question is most often directed to the practice of lighting votive candles. These candles, which are smaller than the … more
“Ask the Newly Ordained” features Fathers Brian Morris, Joseph Brice and Stephen Battey — who respond to questions about the faith from Rhode Island Catholic readers. It is often said that … more
“Lemony fresh!” Those are the words I said to my two newly ordained brother priests, Father Stephen Battey and Father Joseph Brice, after I wiped the chrism off my hands with the maniturgium and … more
Q. What does being ordained to the Priesthood mean for you? Having had a few days to reflect on the great gift of the Sacrament of Holy Orders that I received on June 3, one response from the Rite … more
Last weekend was our “Tabor Moment.” Jesus took three of his disciples and went up a high mountain; there, he was transfigured before them. His clothes became dazzling white. Moses and Elijah … more
“Ask the Newly Ordained” features Fathers Brian Morris, Joseph Brice and Stephen Battey — who respond to questions about the faith from Rhode Island Catholic readers. This past Saturday at … more
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