Category Archives: Mail from priests

Want to attract people to Mass? Get rid of Latin! (NOT!)

My friend Fr. Finelli has some good advice.
If you want to attract people to Mass, get rid of Latin!  [Don’t worry.  Keep reading.]
Almost every Catholic parish you enter in the US, it would be a slight miracle to hear the … Continue reading

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Confraternity of Catholic Clergy’s “Statement in support ofMarriage”

The conference I attended in Rome, held by the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy, has concluded.   The CCC groups represented were from Australia, Ireland, the UK, and USA.
The CCC issued a joint statement, HERE, which follows (my emphases):

Statement in support of … Continue reading

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Fr. Rutler interviewed. Fr. Z rants.

Speaking of Hell’s Kitchen, over at CWR there is a dynamite interview with Fr. George Rutler, Pastor of St. Michael’s in Manhattan.
He speaks on a range of issues, from the decision of the Church of England to “ordain” women as … Continue reading

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Tough love about the priest shortage

You know that I am not a fan of The Bitter Pill (aka The Tablet).  That said, there is a something striking, striking as in “nail on the head”, from a seasoned priest which you should read. This is from Fr. Mark Minihane … Continue reading

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“lingua latina bene calleant”

Many are the times that I have lamented the nearly complete disobedience to the Code of Canon Law and the expressed will of modern Roman Pontiffs about the Latin language.  For example, the 1983 Code of Canon Law, can. 249, … Continue reading

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FEEDBACK: “This morning at seminary we were discussing….”

I am glad when I get feedback about how this blog has been useful for someone, especially in important matters having to do with the life of faith.
Today I received a note about something that happened in a seminary class … Continue reading

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Fr. Tim Finigan: “Isn’t Margate terrific?”

From the newly retooled Catholic Herald, the best Catholic weekly in the UK comes this abut my friend Fr. Tim Finigan, who was in the autumn transferred from his parish in Blackfen to far-flung Margate, where Turner painted and where … Continue reading

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Fr. Michael Rodríguez – UPDATE

You might remember Fr. Michael Rodriguez in the Diocese of El Paso.  He has raised his voice several times in a strong way.  He has also been saying Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form.
At the blog Veneremur cernui there is … Continue reading

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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST

In your goodness, will you stop and, right now, say a prayer for a cleric who is going through some ecclesiastical … there’s no other way to put this… persecution of the liberal sort.
It’s as nasty as I have ever … Continue reading

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¡VIVA LA SOTANA! A video about …

A reader sent me a a link to a video trailer for a Spanish language documentary about the cassock.
Yes, the cassock.
While the video struck me as being perhaps a little saccharin. I’ll give them a pass for being a bit … Continue reading

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