Category Archives: Mail from priests

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

FacebookEmailPinterestGoogle GmailShare/Bookmark
Posted in Hard-Identity Catholicism, Mail from priests, New Evangelization, One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity, Sin That Cries To Heaven, The Coming Storm, The Drill, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice | Tagged , , | 27 Comments

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

Posted in Linking Back, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Mail from priests, Priests and Priesthood | 20 Comments

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

Posted in Brick by Brick, Fr. Z KUDOS, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Mail from priests, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM | Tagged , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Hard-Identity Catholicism, Just Too Cool, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Mail from priests, Our Catholic Identity, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM | Tagged , , | 19 Comments

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

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Mail from priests, Our Catholic Identity, Priests and Priesthood, Seminarians and Seminaries | Tagged , | 8 Comments

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Benedict XVI, Mail from priests, Priests and Priesthood, Seminarians and Seminaries, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices | Tagged , , , | 24 Comments

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” … Continue reading

Posted in Linking Back, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Mail from priests | Tagged , | 20 Comments

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. ____ Published on: Apr 25, 2015 @ 9:58 _____ You will recall that hundreds of priests in England signed a letter, published … Continue reading

Posted in ACTION ITEM!, Fr. Z KUDOS, Mail from priests, One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity, Priests and Priesthood, Si vis pacem para bellum!, The Coming Storm, ¡Hagan lío! | Tagged , , | 59 Comments

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, … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Mail from priests, Our Catholic Identity, Priests and Priesthood | Tagged , , , , , | 23 Comments

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, … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Mail from priests | Tagged , , | 11 Comments