Category Archives: Priests and Priesthood

A note about the necessary faculty priests must have licitly and validly to absolve sins

I want to clear up something related to the upcoming grant from Pope Francis (I repeat… upcoming, and not yet) to SSPX priests to absolve the sins of penitents who come to them. Some people are claiming that the SSPX already validly absolve … Continue reading

FacebookEmailPinterestGoogle GmailShare/Bookmark
Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, GO TO CONFESSION, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Priests and Priesthood, SSPX | Tagged , , , , , | 16 Comments

ASK FATHER: Latin Instituted Acolytes in Eastern liturgies

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have two Questions concerning the liturgical role of instituted acolytes in the Eastern Rites: 1) May a man who has been instituted as an acolyte according to the ordinary form of the Roman Rite vest and act … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Both Lungs, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Seminarians and Seminaries | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

BIRETTA PROJECT FOLLOWUP: You can still participate!

I received this from John at Leaflet Missal in St. Paul: Hello Fr. Z, I have tremendous news! The goal of 20 birettas for the Diocese of Madison has been reached and I express my gratitude to all who have … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ACTION ITEM!, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Just Too Cool, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Priests and Priesthood, Seminarians and Seminaries | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

SUCCESS! ACTION ITEM! Correct a GREAT INJUSTICE! (Hint: Birettas… seminarians…)

UPDATE 13 AUG: We have hit our initial goal! I distributed a few of the birettas to the guys yesterday and they were pretty chuffed. I should have some thank you notes pretty soon. “But Father! But Father!”, you liberals … Continue reading

Posted in "But Father! But Father!", ACTION ITEM!, Decorum, Seminarians and Seminaries | Tagged , , , | 28 Comments

ASK FATHER: Really long Elevation, Consecration – POLL

From a reader… QUAERITUR: We have a new priest in our parish (not the pastor). He’s done a few Sunday masses so far. He’s got a few quirks, the most noticeable of which are during the consecrations of the bread … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Priests and Priesthood | Tagged , | 52 Comments

ASK FATHER: Priest’s cassocks with shoulder capes

From a reader… I was wondering if any secular/diocesan priest is allowed to wear a black mozzetta as part of their choir dress? I have seen pictures of some priests wearing a black mozzetta such as the Canons Regular of … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Decorum, Mail from priests, Parody Songs, Priests and Priesthood | Tagged , , , | 12 Comments

And the winner of The Most Meanfull Job is…

#1… Clergy. This comes from Business Insider. The 13 most meaningful jobs in America If your goal in life is to make the world a better place, you should probably pursue a job in education or healthcare. Twelve of the … Continue reading

Posted in Hard-Identity Catholicism, Priests and Priesthood | 10 Comments

“This is my church!”

Watched a classic tonight, On The Waterfront (1954). Have you young’uns never seen it? This is from when movies were movies and you didn’t have constant edits and shots of less than a second. And if the music sounds like … Continue reading

Posted in Priests and Priesthood, REVIEWS | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

28-29 July: LaCrosse – Excellent annual conference for canonists and lawyers

Once again this year, the Speculum Iustitiae Conference for canon and civil lawyers will be held at the beautiful Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe near LaCrosse. If you haven’t been to the Shrine, you are in for a treat. Raymond … Continue reading

Posted in Events, One Man & One Woman, Priests and Priesthood, Religious Liberty, The Campus Telephone Pole | Tagged , , | Comments Off on 28-29 July: LaCrosse – Excellent annual conference for canonists and lawyers

IRELAND: Conservative seminarians ejected from Maynooth, bishops intervene

Once in a while it is good to be reminded that the oppression is still going on. Did you see the story about the “conservative” seminarians who were given the heave ho from Maynooth Seminary in Ireland? From Irish Catholic: A … Continue reading

Posted in Pò sì jiù, Priests and Priesthood, Seminarians and Seminaries, The future and our choices | Tagged , , | 15 Comments