Dear Father

‘Dear Father’

During the last ice storm in December, I was in need of confession. Being unable to get to my rural parish, I called my pastor and asked him to hear my confession over the phone.

‘Dear Father’

I

‘Dear Father’

My son, who is a practicing Catholic, is engaged to be married to a girl who is a member of the Melkite Eastern-rite Church, and my wife and I are concerned if this will be a valid marriage since it will take place outside the Latin-rite Church.

‘Dear Father’

From time to time I receive a prayer formula in the mail that claims if I pray this prayer it is guaranteed

‘Dear Father’

Why does a priest address us, his parishioners, as

'Dear Father'

May the priest or the deacon change the words at Mass?

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