Category Archives: Mail from priests

Is the revolution beginning? “Hundreds” of priest learn TLM in England

Is the revolution beginning?
From Church Militant:
Hundreds [!]of UK Priests Learn Ancient Rite of Mass
Hundreds of priests in the United Kingdom gathered in the city of Bath in England last week to learn how to say the Traditional Latin Mass. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Text for 1st Blessing by a new priest (… same as blessing by an old priest)

QUAERITUR:
Every year this comes up.  I get questions about the Latin form of blessing to be given by new priests.
There is no need to throw in all sorts of other ingredients as if those to be blessed were lined up … Continue reading

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Priesthood ordinations up 24.7% this year

I have in the past mentioned the Opus Bono Sacerdotii which is dedicated to helping priests who are in trouble.   This is an organization which deserves support.
That said, I saw a fine statistic on their Facebook page.
595 men are … Continue reading

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What ‘Quo primum’ says and what it doesn’t say

At his engaging blog Mutual Enrichment, Fr John Hunwicke has a good note about Pius V and Quo primum.  He points out a common error or two about that famous Apostolic Constitution.
Quo primum was the instrument of promulgation of the first “Tridentine” missal, … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! US CLERGY! Sign letter urging Synod to uphold Catholic teaching on marriage and family!

I want to bump this to the top so that more priests will see it after a busy weekend.
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Published on: Apr 25, 2015 @ 9:58
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You will recall that hundreds of priests in England signed a letter, published in the Catholic Herald, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Shoulder cape on cassocks for priests

From a priest:
A priest in the olden days was permitted to wear such a shoulder cape (look at pics of St Don Bosco – [A founder of a religious order]) and it was built together as a simar cassock, as … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Sequence ‘Victimae paschali laudes’ on Divine Mercy Sunday

From a priest…
QUAERITUR:
Our Canadian Ordo says we may use the sequence Victimae paschale laudes on this coming Second Sunday of Easter, which sequence I dearly love.
Such was not the case in the Missal of St Pius V, including St John … Continue reading

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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST

Please, in your goodness, say a prayer for a priest who is under some stress.  He has a tough meeting coming up.

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Card. Nichols reacts to the 500 Priests

The other day I posted about an open letter, in the UK’s weekly the Catholic Herald, signed by almost 500 priests of England and Wales.  The letter urged the members of the upcoming Synod in October to stand firm on the … Continue reading

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Of the Premonstratensian Rite and Confessions

I received a note from the MC at my friend Fr. Ray Blake’s parish in Brighton.  They recently had a retreat which ended with Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Premonstratensian Rite (Norbertine). There are some fine photos. … Continue reading

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