Category Archives: Mail from priests

REQUEST: Buy some Extraordinary Form learning materials for a “baby priest”

I was contacted by a priest:
Dear Fr. Z:  I am a baby priest (ordained 18 months ago) who would like to learn how to say the EF. I don’t have anybody to mentor me, so I need teach myself.  I … Continue reading

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GUEST POST – A priest writes: “My skin is beginning to thicken.”

I received this from a priest, in an undisclosed location (edited and with my emphases and comments):
Over the past year of my ordination I have found myself facing many things I was seriously not prepared to face. They are in a … Continue reading

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Fr. Finigan with a note to people who are upset

His Hermeneuticalness, my friend Fr Tim Finigan, has a good post which merits your attention.
Read the whole thing there, but here is a sample:
Popes may also teach privately. Such teaching would be expressed, for example, in sermons, interviews or books. … Continue reading

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Exploding the canard of a dichotomy between liturgical solemnity and ministry to the poor

Some years ago, when in my church in Italy I regularly had sung Novus Ordo Masses in Latin, with Gregorian chant and polyphony by Palestrina and Giovanelli, I was accused by liberal priests that I was not allowing the poor … Continue reading

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A priest’s great idea for solidarity with Pope Francis

My friend Fr. Richard Heilman (whom I have featured before, HERE and HERE), had a great idea yesterday.
We were talking about how Pope Francis spends an hour before the Blessed Sacrament in the evening.
Why not coordinate exposition and adoration with … Continue reading

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Archbp. Broglio (Military Services) statement on chaplains and same-sex unions

Conversations I have had lead me to conclude that Pres. Obama is waging a war against Catholic military chaplains.
The Archbishop for the Military Services in these USA has issued directives about Catholic chaplains and same-sex unions.
Read the whole thing HERE … Continue reading

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Confession tips, and notes about not receiving, or doing, the assigned penance.

GO TO CONFESSION!
Now that I have that out of the way, I saw an incoming link from my friend, the great Fr. Finigan, His Hermeneuticalness, to my page

Fr. Z’s 20 Tips For Making A Good Confession

As I followed the link, … Continue reading

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The Battle For Britain

Sirens are blaring. The low rumble of enemy bombers fills the night sky.  The Blitz is on.
I have to pull myself away from fighting for truth, justice and the American Way.
Not since Lend Lease has it been so necessary for … Continue reading

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READERS: Help a new parish priest choose a good hymnal!

From a priest:
Can you suggest some good hymnals? I just became pastor and we are in great need of change.
Let’s help this guy.
Readers! Have at.
First: For the Extraordinary Form – HERE

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ACTION ITEM! Fr. Z CALLS FOR AN END TO DISCRIMINATION!

At WaPo, disgraced ex-priest and expert whiner Roy Bourgeois has an op-ed piece. Roy’s fundamental problem is that he sees ordination as a question of power and “policy”.
Here is a sample paragraph:
I saw the exclusion of women from the priesthood … Continue reading

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