Category Archives: Mail from priests

Good news on the Spanish Front!

I received good news today (Sunday 14 September, as I write). Not all the news – most – I have received lately has been good.   Perhaps things have not gone well in Blackfen or in Bakersfield, but in Dunn, … Continue reading

FacebookEmailPinterestGoogle GmailShare/Bookmark
Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Brick by Brick, Just Too Cool, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Mail from priests, New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM, The future and our choices | Tagged , , , , | 14 Comments

GUEST POST: “I celebrated the Traditional Latin Mass before today’s exorcism…”

Time and again, priests tell me that when they learn the traditional form of Holy Mass and begin saying it, it changes them profoundly.
Today I received this note from a priest (slightly edited):
I finished the [Saint John Cantius in Chicago] … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Be The Maquis, Hard-Identity Catholicism, HONORED GUESTS, Just Too Cool, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Mail from priests, Si vis pacem para bellum!, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM | Tagged , , , , | 21 Comments

ASK FATHER: The priest’s Eucharistic fast in the Extraordinary Form

From a priest…
QUAERITUR:
I mostly do the Extraordinary Form.
I saw in the De defectibus of 1962, it tells priest to fast 3 hours before communion, does that still hold with extra ordinary form Mass or does the hour fast work without … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Mail from priests, Our Catholic Identity, POLLS, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM, Universae Ecclesiae | Tagged , | 35 Comments

ASK FATHER: Hogging the confessional

From a reader:
I know you frequently encourage your readers to attend to making use of the confessional and I support you in your efforts! However, I have a question as to how you handle penitents who hog the confessional?
We are fortunate in … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Mail from priests | Tagged , , | 77 Comments

Fr. Finigan looks at “routine” Communions

His Hermeneuticalness, my friend the soon-to-be-moving Fr. Tim Finigan has a great post on an important topic.  HERE
He brings up the point of receiving Holy Communion in such a way that it becomes “routine”.
I suggest that people examine their consciences … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Mail from priests, New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

NYC – Manhattan’s Church of the Holy Innocents – VIDEO

You probably know about the Church of the Holy Innocents in midtown Manhattan’s reviving Garment District.  This is the only church in NYC where you can find Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form.
Holy Innocents is a great place and many … Continue reading

Posted in Be The Maquis, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Mail from priests, New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM, The Drill | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

IRAQ: Watching with horror, prayers, concern.

First, I am convinced that what is going on in Iraq is going to have dangerous consequences for us here in these USA and for Western Europe.  Prepare your minds and gird yourselves.
Pres. Obama flippantly called these heavily-armed and successfully murdering … Continue reading

Posted in Mail from priests, Modern Martyrs, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices, The Religion of Peace, Urgent Prayer Requests | Tagged , , , , , , | 16 Comments

NEW EDITION: Directory for the Ministry and the Life of Priests – An Item of Interest

After some years of waiting, the next, new edition of the Directory for the Ministry and the Life of Priests has been issued by the Congregation of Clergy, which is now under the direction of His Eminence Beniamino Card. Stella. … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Mail from priests, Our Catholic Identity, Priests and Priesthood | Tagged , , , , , , | 25 Comments

GUEST POST: “Ten Commandments of Reverence for the Most Blessed Sacrament”

An old friend of mine, Msgr. Charles Mangan noticed my answer about safeguarding the Blessed Sacrament and sent me this to share with you.
“Ten Commandments of Reverence for the Most Blessed Sacrament”
Monsignor Charles M. Mangan
1. Attend Holy Mass on Sundays … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, HONORED GUESTS, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Mail from priests, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

His Hermeneuticalness, priest and hacker

I saw at the blog of my friend, (still) the P.P. of Blackfen, His Hermeneuticalness himself, Fr. Finigan, that he has hacked his Kindle.
Don’t have a Kindle yet.  What on earth are you waiting for?  USA HERE (for one type, … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Fr. Z KUDOS, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Mail from priests | Tagged , | 8 Comments