Hoe do I set shout Joining a "Third Order "?
As you are in Bristol, get in touch with the Friars Minor at Bishopsion, who will explain the ideals of the Tertiaries of St. Francis of Assisi.
How can you say that Catholic historians are "unbiased ?"
The "point of view " should not bias the presentation of historical facts. Lingard. as you say. is " universally acknowledged as the most aCcurate ol historians," and he does not blur unpleasant facts. He set a standard which has hcen nobly emulated by Catholic historians of the past century.
Should there not he an official period for private thanksgiNing after Communion?
The Church lays down no hard-andfast rule, hut the present Holy Father in his letter on " Christian Worship" (C.T.S.. Is.). shows how and why this thanksgiving should be made in paragraph 130.
I hm.e seen ladies in church without having their heads covered. Has there been a Dispensation 7
Not to our knowledge just a general relaxation. In Italy, where church dress regulations are strict, few ladies wear hats.
How does one establish a foundation Mass ?
By arrangement with diocesan authority and, normally, in consultation with your parish priest.
Why does the priest repeat what is sung by the choir?
Probably to fix his personal attention.