Category Archives: Mail from priests

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

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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

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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

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ASK FATHER: Why don’t bishops wear cassocks?

From a reader:
I am wondering why most modern bishops just wear a clerical suit?  Why do they very rarely wear the cassock with the proper color trim?  We almost never see eastern rite or even the orthodox out in public … Continue reading

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When the priest confessor doesn’t use the proper Form of Absolution. Wherein Fr. Z advises.

Everyone should go to confession regularly.
That said, sometimes it can happen that you will have a less than edifying experience of the priest confessor.  Do not fret!
This even happened to me, recently.  While out on the road, I stopped at … Continue reading

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“Thanks for your blog. It saved this seminarian from a particularly mortifying purification.”

From a seminarian:
Just wanted to say a big “Thanks” for your blog. I was sure glad for the liturgical minutiae I’ve picked up here when I found a fly in the Precious Blood tonight after Mass. Your advice about skewering … Continue reading

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Advice from a priest: use protection!

I am sure you remember my scare-warnings that, “It doesn’t happen to you, until it does!”
One of the things you need to plan for is the protection of your electronic stuff, which we rely on a lot and often spend a … Continue reading

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Missale Romanum cum lectionibus – online

Just too cool.  For priests who want to have a mobile (on screen, at least) Latin resource for the Novus Ordo Missale Romanum, an enterprising priest has made use of existing pdfs of the Missale Romanum cum lectionibus, long out … Continue reading

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The slippery slope of Communion for divorced and remarried

My friend the still-parish priest of Blackfen, still-Dean of Bexley, His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Tim Finigan has drilled into a kerfuffle which illustrates how sides are being formed concerning Communion for the divorced and, subsequently, civilly remarried.
Finigan describes the situation.  A … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Sauces and some rescue tips

I haven’t been doing much interesting cooking, I’m afraid.  I have, however, done a couple things that might be of interest.
Not too long ago, I made supper for myself and a priest friend, pan-fried steaks, sautéed mushrooms, and sauce Béarnaise from scratch … Continue reading

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