Category Archives: Mail from priests

VIDEO – Bp. Hying of @MadisonDiocese on minimalism. Then Fr. Z rants at length.

Bp. Donald Hying of the Diocese of Madison is issuing brief daily videos.  Today he talks about “minimalism and maximalism”. This is really important for our individual lives and for the whole life of the Church, especially in these troubling … Continue reading

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Five short videos about CONFESSION from Bp. Hying of @MadisonDiocese

You might take some time to take in several of the daily videos from Bp. Donald Hying of Madison on a topic dear to this blog: the Sacrament of Penance. HERE GO TO CONFESSION! Here is the first of 5 … Continue reading

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Jesuit Thomas Reese against Transubstantiation. Wherein Fr. Z responds.

Fr. Thomas Reese, SJ, is well known to readers of this blog as a charlatan theologian. He was once the editor of Jesuit-run Amerika, but in 2005 the CDF ousted him due to his stances on the use of condoms, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: @BishopBarron on the Pew Research and lack of belief in the Eucharist. Fr. Z rants a little and issues an invitation.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Bishop Barron has a video reacting to the Pew Research saying that 75% of Catholics think the Blessed Sacrament is just a symbol.  He talks about the failure of catechetics and educators and that social justice … Continue reading

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BOOK : A guide for forming Catholic gentlemen and future priests – and a mini rant.

A prelude. I treasure a copy of a French book of etiquette from long lost decades, Le Livre D’Or Du Savoir-Vivre. Dictionnaire Illustre De La Politesse.  It’s an informative hoot, since much of what it contains is seemingly outdated and, … Continue reading

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UPDATE! Navy Chaplain’s replacement vestments – DELIVERED!

Do you remember the project to replace the travel vestments of the Navy Chaplain whose plane crashed into the river on landing?  He lost everything.  HERE and HERE I started a campaign to have new vestments made and YOU AMAZING readers … Continue reading

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Letter of Francis to priests

Today, Sunday 4 August, in the Novus Ordo calendar Feast of St. John Vianney, Patron of Priests, a Letter of Francis to priests was released. Perhaps it was released in anticipation of the Feast of St. John Vianney celebrated on … Continue reading

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VIDEO which could help some participate more fully at the Traditional Latin Mass (and probably Novus Ordo too)

A young priest of Denver, Fr. David Nix, put together a video about a year ago, in which, while he says a Traditional Latin Low Mass, he superimposes quotes from St. Francis de Sales – reflections on each step of … Continue reading

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A young priest reflects on celebrating the TLM and its positive influences

Today at Rorate there is a positive post. Fr. Tim Iannacone, a young priest ordained in 2017, assistant in a Connecticut parish, contributed an essay on his experience of learning to celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass, discovering its benefits for … Continue reading

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Aftermath: the modernist star-trek altar from Notre-Dame de Paris

You might recall that the fire in the roof of Notre-Dame de Paris brought down part of the roof precisely over the modernist star-trek altar set up in the crossing of the nave and transepts.   A massive rubble smashed down … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM: How you can help defend the Seal of Confession in California

Every once in a while, some legal case pops up whereby one side tries to undermine the Seal of Confession. These attempts usually go down in defeat. However, each time they are advanced, the needle is bumped ever so slightly … Continue reading

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“This ‘Communion in the hand’ thing needs to stop.”

I received this from a priest… Dear and Reverend Father, I thought that you may find the attached image useful, as heartbreaking and enraging as it is. Today, an elderly woman came into my office. She was very confused and … Continue reading

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Priest apologizes to traditional Catholics: “The future of the Church is in her past.”

From a priest… (my emphases) Dear Fr Z: I’ve just returned from France where, among other things, I took part in the Chartres Pilgrimage. After registering for the Pilgrimage, I discovered that the usus antiquor would be required of all participating priests, … Continue reading

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NOVENA FOR SEMINARIANS – from Corpus Christi to Sacred Heart, with a Marian Consecration

From a priest: Dear Father, we have met several times, most recently last year at the Canon Law conference in La Crosse. I wrote a novena for seminarians to be prayed from Corpus Christi to the Sacred Heart, with a … Continue reading

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A Solemn Mass in Albany in the presence of the bishop. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

The esteemed Deacon Kandra posted – picking up on some Facebook page or other (I don’t like Facebook) – that a Solemn Mass was celebrated on Trinity Sunday in the Roman Church’s traditional form at the St. Mary’s in Albany, … Continue reading

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