Tag Archives: pastor

What’s the Difference Between a Cathedral Rector and a Parish Priest?

Q: Greetings, who is in charge of a Cathedral Parish? The Bishop or the Priest? Our priest (he is listed as the “Rector”) states it is his parish, but I feel obligated to obey what our Bishop states to be … Continue reading

Posted in Clergy Issues, Parish Life | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on What’s the Difference Between a Cathedral Rector and a Parish Priest?

Can the Pastor Set a Minimum Age for Baptism?

Q:  Canonically speaking, may the pastor/parish set a minimum age of 4 months old for the baptism of an infant?  If not, what steps should be taken by parents who want their child baptized before that age?  We have a … Continue reading

Posted in Baptism, Parish Life, Sacraments | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Can the Pastor Set a Minimum Age for Baptism?

Can the Pastor Expel Another Priest from the Rectory?

Q:  Our parish priest (let’s call him Priest #1) retired, leaving the parish with a large amount of money before his retirement was announced.  He volunteered to stay on as pastor emeritus and say some of the Masses at the … Continue reading

Posted in Clergy Issues, Parish Life | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Can the Pastor Expel Another Priest from the Rectory?

Who’s in Charge of the Parish When There’s No Parish Priest?

Q:  We recently lost our priest and the priest from another church was named the administrator. Now there is internal fighting on who reports to whom and who’s in charge. I think that the DRE [Director of Religious Education] is … Continue reading

Posted in Clergy Issues, Parish Life | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Who’s in Charge of the Parish When There’s No Parish Priest?

Can Our Pastor Kick Us Out of the Parish?

Q: My husband and I have a very difficult situation with our parish priest.  He refused to allow our daughter to be baptized in 2013…. The Bishop declared that our baby should be baptized but the priest tried to delay things.  The … Continue reading

Posted in Parish Life, Rights of the Faithful | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Can Our Pastor Kick Us Out of the Parish?