Category Archives: Mail from priests

ASK FATHER: Can a priest wear a black zucchetto?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I was wondering if priests are permitted to wear a black zucchetto nowadays and which types of priests can wear them or used to wear them prior to Vatican II? And if so, when does a … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM: A priest needs a 1962 Missale Romanum

Some years ago, a reader sent me a newly printed full-sized 1962 Missale Romanum. I remember him and his initiative each time I use it. I received this email from a priest in my native place: The time has come … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: The pastor anoints everyone at Mass, sick or old or not – everyone.

From a priest … QUAERITUR: Every year at this time, my pastor has a communal anointing of the sick at mass. At the mass, everyone gets anointed, whether they need it or not. Is this correct? What should I, a lowly … Continue reading

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All Saints and All Souls Masses on the High Seas!

A friend of mine who is a Navy Chaplain sent photos of his Masses for All Saints and All Souls aboard USS KEARSARGE.   That’s what we’re talkin’ about! Pray for all in the armed forces, that God will protect … Continue reading

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British Confraternity of Catholic Clergy post-Synodal letter

Do you remember that a large number of priests in the UK signed a letter asking the members of the Synod to affirm Catholic doctrine? That sounds so strange to me as I read back in the head what I … Continue reading

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Bp. Olmsted (D. Phoenix) issues to men a tremendous call to battle!

Liberal catholics want to wussify the Church.  They effectively embrace the world’s ways and think the Church should adapt her teachings and practices to shifting secular mores.  They accuse those who still dare to stand up in the public square and defend … Continue reading

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A priest writes about learning the Extraordinary Form: “What a gift!”

From a priest… Dear Fr. Zuhlsdorf, My name is Fr. ___, and I am a priest of the Diocese of ___. I would appreciate it if you would keep my e-mail anonymous. I wanted to tell you that I am … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick in London’s Corpus Christi in Maiden Lane

I have posted updates from time to time about the wonderful restoration work being done at Corpus Christi Church in Maiden Lane, London, near Covent Garden.  Fr. Alan Robinson has the task in hand and is making great progress.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Uniting Communities in Shakopee, MN

Some time I wrote about a parish in my native Minnesota, St. Mark’s Church in Shakopee, which has implemented Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form with preaching also in Spanish.  HERE Fr. Erik Lundgren, the pastor, sent a few photos. … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Getting TLM things for a priest

From a priest… I am a priest in good standing in the Archdiocese of ___. I have been trained in the offering of the Extraordinary Form of the Mass, but unfortunately I do not have the means to get all the items … Continue reading

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