Category Archives: Mail from priests

Wherein a popular beer is renamed to honor priests

Remember the recent story about the priests who denied entry to a pub in Wales because the bouncer didn’t know what they were wearing… who they were?   They were eventually admitted with apologies and applause and it all worked … Continue reading

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Sign of Peace as ratification of what has gone before or as reconciliation before Communion?

Today my friend Fr. John Hunwicke has a stunner of a post in which he detonates and explodes the present day commonly chaotic infra dignitatem group-grope “Sign of Peace” during Holy Mass.
First, he writes of period during which the Our Father was … Continue reading

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The Cassock

Use of the cassock.
In England… and in Wales?… it was illegal to wear the cassock in public.  Perhaps it still is.  I believe there is a tale told that Queen Elizabeth paid the fine for John Paul II.  Se non è vero….
In … Continue reading

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Jesuits and the Barque of Peter

My good friend Fr. Finigan, aka His Hermeneuticalness, has a doozy of a post today about admirable Jesuits, on this the feast of their founder, St. Ignatius.  HERE
He names some great Jesuits, many of whom I know and one of whom … Continue reading

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Did Pope Francis insult some young priests? Fr. Z opines and tells a story.

This isn’t the sort of thing that should pull much of our attention or energy.  However, I have been asked about it in email by a surprising number of people, including priests.
It seems that the site Messa in latino picked up … Continue reading

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Fr. de Souza responds to responses about “reconciliation” of newer and traditional Forms of the Roman Rite

UPDATE 26 July:
Joseph Shaw of the LMS posted a response to Fr. de Souza’s response to us, who responded… etc.  HERE
___ Originally Published on: Jul 25, 2017 @ 11:14
Some discussion about the “mutual enrichment” hoped for and promoted by Benedict XVI with Summorum Pontificum has … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 154: Card. Sarah in La Nef on 10th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum

Recently the great Robert Card. Sarah had a piece in the French magazine La Nef.  Only fragments were out on the interwebs.   I eventually got my hands on the entire thing in French.  I now also have a translation … Continue reading

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Mass “facing the people” and priest control freaks

The other day I had the privilege of meeting with a group of the Knights and Dames of the Holy Sepulcher to talk about the Novus Ordo, the TLM and so forth. In talking about celebration of Mass I brought … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s words for Card. Meisner’s funeral

Benedict XVI sent a message for the funeral of the late Joachim Card. Meisner, emeritus of Cologne.  For the German, HERE
His words include:
Was mich an den letzten Gesprächen mit dem heimgegangenen Kardinal besonders beeindruckt hat, war die gelöste Heiterkeit, die … Continue reading

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Some Good News: His Hermeneuticalness is back in the saddle again

Sometimes I post “good news” posts.  We all need good news for a change, right?
One piece of good news gets special notice today.
My good friend Fr. Tim Finigan, PP of Margate, is posting more often again at his exceptional blog: The … Continue reading

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Fr. Blake on fake news, filthy lies, nasty people, anonymity, vilification and bile

From my friend Fr. Ray Blake, the great PP of Brighton:
Did you believe the story about the Pope submitting his five dubia to Cardinal Mueller? No nor did I, I just don’t believe the stories that begin Monsignor A told … Continue reading

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Feedback from a priest and the offer of a priestly pact

Last night I exchanged emails with a priest friend.  We bumped along on a couple topics, expressing a measure of concern for what we are seeing in the Church today, and then came this:
I guess today I realized the reason … Continue reading

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A priest writes with gratitude to you readers

From a priest reader comes some feedback for you readers…
I am the recently ordained priest who offered the ordinary form in Latin for a community within in parish that is accustomed to the extraordinary rite.
Thank you so much for your … Continue reading

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Wherein another priest rants: Liberal hypocrite priests and bishops

For the record, I endorse the following in its entirety.
From Fr. Dwight Longenecker (alas, still at Patheos) from some time ago, 2015, but recently spotted on Facebook – with my usual treatment:
Blowing the Whistle on Liberal Hypocrites
On various websites and … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Bishops who forbid priests from saying Traditional Latin Mass

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I recently received a question concerning the Traditional Latin Mass. I was asked what can a priest do if his bishop stops him from celebrating the Traditional Latin Mass because he dislikes the TLM or disagrees with Summorum … Continue reading

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