Category Archives: Mail from priests

ASK FATHER: 5.11 Tactical Clerical Shirts

From a deacon… QUAERITUR: Anyway my main reason for contacting you regards the 5.11 Clericals. I was recently ordained a Transitional Deacon for the Diocese ___.  [Congratulations.] I am very interested in having a clerical shirt that I can play … Continue reading

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Bp. Tobin’s Tough Love: Hirsute flabmeisters… mature women with skimpy clothes… hyperactive gum-chewing kids checking their iPhones

His Excellency Most Reverend  Thomas J. Tobin, Bishop of Providence has sobering reminders for his flock. HERE No doubt His Excellency is addressing himself only to the Catholics of Providence. So, if you are not in that diocese pay no attention.  My emphases and … Continue reading

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Fr. Blake: The Extraordinary Form makes the priest accountable… to you

My friend Fr. Ray Blake, the mighty PP of St. Mary Magdalene in Brighton, has a good reflection today contrasting and comparing celebration of the newer form of Holy Mass and the older, traditional form, with comments about “leadership”. He makes … Continue reading

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Fathers! A serious warning!

Here is something to chew on, reverend and dear Fathers! From Methodus pie et fructuose celebrandi Augustissimum sacrificium missae by G. Tamburino: Si sacerdos per notabile tempus voluntarie distractus, eas missae partes quae canonem continent recitet, peccabit mortaliter. Videtur autem … Continue reading

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Congratulations Newly Ordained Fr. Tim Ferguson!

I was in Marquette, MI on Friday for the priestly ordination of a frequent commentator and parodohymnodist here, Fr. Timothy Ferguson.  His road to the priesthood was 29 years long!  As he quipped: “thirty less one”. He sent a note … Continue reading

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An angry Fr. Z’s Trinity Sunday with help from Fr. Rutler

My friend Fr. Rutler, pastor of St. Michael’s in Manhattan, wrote a “pastor’s page” column this week about the same-sex debacle in Ireland.  You don’t want to miss it. At the time of this writing, it isn’t yet posted on … Continue reading

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Ordination Anniversary – VIDEO

Many priests observe the anniversary of their ordination at this time of year. It is a common time for ordinations, probably because Ember Days were common times for ordinations and Ember Days fall during the Pentecost Octave. It is my … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick: A priest says first public Extraordinary Form Low Mass

Here is something for your Brick By Brick file. From a priest in Oklahoma: In 2007 on September 14, the effective date of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum, I offered my first Extraordinary Form Mass, as the priest for a … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … Continue reading

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