Category Archives: Mail from priests

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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Brick By Brick in Paris

I received a great note from a brand new French priest, ordained for the mighty city of Paris on the great Feast of St. John the Baptist.   He sent links for the video of his ordination in the Cathedral … Continue reading

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“And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars.”

Fama volat, it is said.  No aphorism is truer than this when it comes to Rome all the way back to Virgil, who coined it.
So, reminding everyone that we are in the realm of Rumor, I’ve been exchanging texts with Roman … Continue reading

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Recommended online reading at “These Stone Walls”

Please run, don’t walk, to These Stone Walls, the blog of Fr. Gordon MacCrae, unjustly jailed and innocent of crimes against minors.
It’s a long read, and a lurid in many ways, but it reveals the slimy underside of the Accuse–a-Priest industry.
The … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “Quasi-parish” priests

From a reader comes a messy question, which a Guest Priest will answer…
QUAERITUR:
Our “Quasi-parish”, due to rotation of clergy, has a new priest. His first outward change was to get the candles off the floor in front of the altar.
Still … Continue reading

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His Hermeneuticalness on St John Fisher

With delight I report that my good friend, His Hermeueticalness, Fr. Tim Finigan has taken up his electronic pen more regularly than before his heart problems knocked him down… slacker.
Here’s a bit of his great offering about St. John Fisher, whose … Continue reading

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UPDATE – Urgent Prayer Request: dying priest

UPDATE 19 June – PM:
Just to let you know and to renew my request for prayers, my fried Fr. James Stromberg at last passed away.  With him at the time were some close friends and the Sisters.  They sang the … Continue reading

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