Category Archives: Mail from priests

ACTION ITEM! Urgent prayer request for a priest

A friend of mine asks for:
“An army of prayer for Fr. P!”
I don’t know who he is or what’s up, but if my friend asked me to ask you, then it must be important.
In your kindness, pray for “Fr. P”.
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What priests can – with credibility – do in marriage preparation

The other day, Kevin Card. Farrell, formerly of Dallas and now of Rome, made a disparaging remark about pretty much every priest in the world when it comes to marriage prep. He said: “[Priests] have no credibility; they have never lived … Continue reading

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Fr. Perrone: The greatest weapon within the grasp of every Catholic is the keeping of a well-ordered soul

How many times have I written here that, if you are upset with what you see going on in the Church, then “GO TO CONFESSION!”?
I just read a sermon from this last Sunday by Fr. Eduard Perrone of the marvelous … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Could an invalidly ordained priest, be validly consecrated bishop?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Would an invalidly ordained priest who became a bishop be able to validly ordain a priest? If one of Bella Dodd’s 1000+ Communist, homosexual and apostate seminarians were ordained, who rose to the rank of bishop, would any … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest tells woman not to wear veil at Mass

From a reader…
A woman was told by her priest to NOT wear her veil to Mass. It was blessed and so she didn’t know if she was required by obedience to not wear it, or since because it was blessed … Continue reading

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Fr. Sherbrooke on the importance of Eucharistic Adoration

Please rush over to the UK’s best Catholic weekly and read the great article by my friend Fr. Alexander Sherbrooke, of St Patrick’s at Soho Square in London.
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Fr. Sherbrooke is a priest’s priest, who has done amazing things in his … Continue reading

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D. MADISON: 30 June – A First Holy Mass “coram Episcopo”

From the site of the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison:
On Friday, June 29, His Excellency the Most Rev. Robert Morlino [The Extraordinary Ordinary] will be ordaining three seminarians of the diocese to the Holy Order of the … Continue reading

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Silly piece at Fishwrap aimed at the new Oratory in @DetroitCatholic

There is an amusing piece at Fishwrap by the strongly biased liberal Peter Feuerherd about a parish in Detroit which has been given over to the formation of new Oratory. Oratories are popping up all over, probably as an unconscious … Continue reading

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30 years a priest, 60th birthday – a priest’s first real Solemn Mass! Wherein Fr. Z rants.

This is the season of First Holy Masses.   For example, on Saturday 30 June, I will be helping as Assistant Priest with the First Mass of a newly ordained priest to be celebrated in the presence of the bishop (coram … Continue reading

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URGENT UPDATE – Fr. Phillips EXONERATED! UPDATED!

UPDATE:
HUGE UPDATE HERE
UPDATE:
Everyone in the Chicago area…
You would not make a mistake were you to choose to go to Mass at St. John Cantius on Sunday.
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You remember the controversy that surrounded Fr. Frank Phillips of the Canons of St. John … Continue reading

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Terrific photos of traditional rite ordination in England!

At the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald there are lots of great photos of the recent priestly ordination of a young man in the FSSP at Warrington in England by Archbishop Malcolm McMahon of Liverpool.
Really… the photos are amazing. … Continue reading

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A Bishop calls on his brother Bishops to celebrate the Traditional Pontifical Mass, TLM

A few bishops have blogs.  A few blogs of bishops are worth looking at.   Here is a blog post on a bishop’s blog which every bishop should read.
Most Rev. Thomas E. Gullickson is the Papal Nuncio in Switzerland.  He … Continue reading

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Pastor Iuventus on the appalling Met “Gay-la”

From the UK’s best Catholic weekly the Catholic Herald comes a commentary on the Met “Gay-la”.   Yes, we are still talking about that horrid blotch on the Church’s reputation, lest we forget.  My emphases and comments:
Pastor Iuventus: ?In today’s Church, satire … Continue reading

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They have to make a joke out of everything. Weird blasphemy calls for reparation.

I now have quite a few emails in my box about the fashion “gala”… “gay-la”?… in NYC inspired by ecclesiastical dress of all kind, aided and abetted by “the Vatican”.
It was a night that would have made any Jesuit swell … Continue reading

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Fr. Rutler and Fr. Z on White House Correspondents dinner @whpresscorps

I’ve had lot of email about the recent annual “Correspondents Dinner” in the nation’s swamp.   Hence, I had to look at a few video clips of “roasting” which proves that “liberal comedian” is a contradiction in terms.
What struck me … Continue reading

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