Category Archives: Mail from priests

A young priest recounts his experience and aspirations

For decades priests have done all sorts of goofy things to Mass and bishops did little or nothing to safeguard our sacred worship.
Almost a year ago Robert Card. Sarah called for priests to celebrate Mass ad orientem more often, where possible, prudently … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Saturno tassel

From a cleric:
I bought Saturno and a black tassel that goes with it. I was hoping that if you can teach us how to put the tassel on the saturno.
Ahhh…. an important question.   Not like those frivolous “how to … Continue reading

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Wherein a Cardinal waits on tables

One of the most moving, and instructive, experiences of my life occurred one summer when I visited my boss.
One summer I took some friends with me to the Benedictine monastery of Metten, where my boss in the curia, and the … Continue reading

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Ladrillo por ladrillo: Roman Breviary in Latin and SPANISH

For your Brick by Brick File.
There is now available an edition of the older, traditional Breviarium Romanum in Latin and SPANISH.
So far it looks like VOLUME I.
HERE

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A priest writes about his 40 years of priesthood

Over at Catholic World Report there is a piece by Fr. Peter Stravinskas, who reflects on 40 years of priesthood… his own.  His 40th anniversary of ordination comes up on 27 May.
This bit got my attention and sympathy.

The college seminary experience … Continue reading

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IN THE WILD! Clement XIV goes to Rhode Island!

Our friend “iPadre“, Fr. Jay Finelli, pastor of Holy Ghost in Tiverton, Rhode Island, has wisely received a Papa Ganganelli mug.

I enjoy your In The Wild shots.

For all the selections click
>>HERE<<
… and you could have your very own Papa Ganganelli mug!
Surprise Jesuits! Irritate liberals!
Irritate … Continue reading

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Confraternity of Catholic Clergy: a question

Fathers.
Have you heard if there is much going on with the various national iterations of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy?  I’ve look around on their websites, but I don’t see all that much posted.
Inquiring minds what to know.
The moderation queue is … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: TLM of “anticipation” on Saturday evening

From a priest…
QUAERITUR:
Dear Fr. Zuhlsdorf in Christ,
A blessed Eastertide to you. I hope you are well.
Although I’ve been offering the Extraordinary Form almost exclusively (unless I’m called upon to offer an NO Mass in some parish), I’m unclear about the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Sunday Mass obligation when traveling to remote places

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I travel to many places that don’t have a church (e.g. remote areas of Nepal; Bhutan; Ladakh) so I can’t attend Mass. What do I do? Pray the Rosary?
This question has been answered many times, but here is … Continue reading

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Fr. Murray hits another triple

My good friend Fr. Gerarld Murray has a sobering, withering, and yet salubrious piece today at The Catholic Thing, called “Cardinal Sarah and the Innovators”.
Fr. Murray cites idiot statements from Thomas Reese, S.J., and provides his responses while citing His Eminence … Continue reading

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IN THE WILD! Clement XIV joins the Navy!

My friend Fr. Johnson, USN, sent me a photo of his newly acquired Papa Ganganelli (aka Clement XIV Of Glorious Memory) coffee mug.
Here it is, strategically situated in Father’s stateroom aboard USS KEARSARGE (LHD3).

Fr. Johnson regularly celebrates the TLM while deployed … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to build Catholic identity at a Catholic college?

From a reader…
I am a dean at a Catholic college in the US. The majority of faculty and administrators are not Catholic. How does one work to make progress on Ex Corde Ecclesiae when there is passive / semi-active resistance … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest combines Gospel and Sermon.

From a reader…
At mass on Sunday, after the congregation stood for the Gospel, the pastor asked us all to sit because he was going to combine his sermon with the Gospel. The best way to describe it is to say … Continue reading

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Pray. Please, pray.

Pray.  Please, pray.
One of the reasons why in today’s LENTCAzT I included a prayer for priests is because I have had emails and other contacts from good, traditionally oriented priests who are being persecuted by their superiors.  Even today, I … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s prayers for before and after making confessions

A while back I posted prayers in Latin and English which a priest confessor might use before and after hearing sacramental confessions.  These prayers are from an old prayerbook for priests which I’ve had since before my ordination.  They are … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Family member baptized children without parents knowledge

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I recently learned that one of my family members took the initiative to illicitly baptize two “infants” (one under the age of one and the other almost 4 years old) herself because my brother refused to have his … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Does 4th Commandment apply to in-laws?

From a reader…
I simply cannot find the answer to this anywhere. My understanding is that my father in law and mother in law are my parents under the Catholic Church and therefore the 4th commandment applies to my duties and … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s prayers for before and after hearing confessions

As I was rooting around for something I posted in the past, I found this which, by coincidence, I posted 3 years ago to the day.
Here are the prayers I usually say before and after hearing confessions.
They are taken from a … Continue reading

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NYC – 28 March – Requiem for a Priest

I received notice that a 1 year anniversary Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, 28 March in New York City at the Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel for the late Fr. John E. Halborg.
I met Fr. Halborg only a … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Hosts brought to altar at Communion, not before consecration

From a reader…
Today at mass, after the priest had completed the Eucharistic Prayer, and we had moved past the Agnus Dei, one of the EMHCs noticed that the Chalices and Ciboriums with unconsecrated hosts (those meant for distribution to those … Continue reading

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