Category Archives: Mail from priests

ASK FATHER: Absolution at jail through glass, phone in visitor’s room

From a priest… QUAERITUR:  I’m a priest who occasionally gets asked to hear confessions in a jail where the only way to speak to a person is through glass and a telephone headset. Without using the phone, one can barely hear the other … Continue reading

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FSSP North America Blog

Okay… I’ll give this a boost. From my email… I am the editor of the Missive (https://fssp.com/the-missive), the official blog of the North American District of the FSSP. We are trying to expand our readership, and I was wondering if … Continue reading

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Fr. Stravinskas breaks it down to the essential

At Catholic World Report, we find an address Fr. Peter Stravinskas recently gave to a chapter of Legatus about liturgical issues.   He breaks down, Barney style, some super important issues which, today, are controversial. Inter alia he: strongly endorses Robert Card. … Continue reading

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NEEDFUL BOOKS NOTICE and a maternal CHALLENGE COIN update

As the poet said, “Ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo! So little time! So much to know!” I get lots of books from publishers. They are nearly all, I am sure, sound, since the publishers are sound.  I … Continue reading

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Priestly Feedback: “entirely familiar realm in an entirely hostile world”

Some feedback from a priest, reacting to my post: ASK FATHER: Mass without proper gear? Pusillanimous stingy ignorant pride. I am writing simply to share with you my reaction to the four videos you posted showing Masses offered in difficult (to … Continue reading

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Bulletin blurb from 1967 from a Long Island Parish

This, from a priest friend, is too good not to share. Apparently Father had had enough with the nuptial confetti.

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ASK FATHER: Multiple priests for baptism of more than one child

From a priest: I have a multiple child Baptism coming up. My question is if one priest can supply all the various ceremonies and multiple priests celebrate the Baptism proper for the various children in the older Rituale? Hmmm… no, … Continue reading

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20 Years Later: #WhoKilledFatherKunz

Last Saturday, 3 March, we had a Requiem Mass for in the intention of the late Fr. Alfred Kunz. It was the 20th anniversary of his murder.  His body was found on 4 March 1998, though he was probably killed … Continue reading

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Fr. Murray on “lived experience”, “accompaniment”, “conscience”

UPDATE: Since I posted this a short while ago, I saw at First Things a commentary by Gerhard Ludwig Card. Müller (third in a series) precisely touching on the issues raised by Card. Cupich in England.  This is obviously Müller’s response.  Here … Continue reading

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Your parish priest and YOU.

I just received an email from a priest who informed me that today is the 200th anniversary of the day that St. John Vianney, arrived at his parish in Ars and began his work as a pastor with the care … Continue reading

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Litany to the Bishop Martyrs for the Bishops of the Church Militant

The Enemy of the soul, the Devil, is a real, personal, fallen angelic being.  He and all the powers of hell, fallen angels of every grade in the hierarchy, hate you.  They work tirelessly to move you away from God … Continue reading

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VIDEO: A remarkable vocation story.

A remarkable vocation story. Fr. James Mawdsley, FSSP. For years I’ve written about how learning and celebrating the traditional form of Mass forms a priest. This priest touches on this transformative experience. (He mentions that blogs played a role. I … Continue reading

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The “Gay” (I hate that word) Priest Problem

I’ll batten the hatches for another round of hate mail and “block parties” and alert the readership of a good piece at The Catholic Thing by Fr. Jerry Pokorsky. He tackles the “gay” (I hate that word) priest problem. Confronting the Gay … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: CONFESSIONAL DRAMA! Penitent says, “Bless me, Father” and actually wants a blessing!

From a reader… QUAERITUR: One of our wonderful [traditional order/institute] priests this Sunday mentioned – prior to his sermon – that he was surprised that so many of us were not correctly following the ritual of Confession. He said that … Continue reading

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Latin, can. 249, and our Catholic identity. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

How many times in these electronic pages have I lamented the blatant disobedience in regard to can. 249? I remind the readership, especially those readers who are diocesan bishops, that the Code of Canon Law, can. 249, requires – it doesn’t … Continue reading

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