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“The legalization of the termination of pregnancy is none other than the authorization given to an adult, with the approval of an established law, to take the lives of children yet unborn and thus incapable of defending themselves. It is difficult to imagine a more unjust situation, and it is very difficult to speak of obsession in a matter such as this, where we are dealing with a fundamental imperative of every good conscience — the defense of the right to life of an innocent and defenseless human being.”
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Category Archives: Priests and Priesthood
I saw a piece at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about a request of the Ass. of U.S. Catholic Priests to the USCCB’s Pres. Archbp. Kurtz. The Ass. of U.S. Catholic Priests have requested:
for sacramental confession and reconciliation
— urge more … Continue reading
Fr. Lee of the FSSP has sent me information about their spring training workshops for priests to learn the TLM (Extraordinary Form, Usus Antiquior, etc… call it what you want… JUST LEARN IT).
18-22 May in Denton, NE.
We need the … Continue reading
A priest friend sent a link to this film from 1960. A Solemn Mass at Ushaw College (Seminary).
Notice that the place is full.
And there is this Christmas Mass from 1962.
The next year Vatican II started.
Ushaw is pretty much … Continue reading
I noticed an interesting post at 1 Peter 5. A woman explains the altar girl situation. Let’s jump in after her intro remarks:
I was a girl altar server. I served for roughly eight years in my parish. While I didn’t have … Continue reading
Ultra Fr. Z kudos to Anthony Esolen who has a must-read, do-not-miss, go-there-to-read-it-now piece about making the Church effeminate and, thereby, killing vocations to the priesthood.
How to Kill Vocations in Your Diocese
Cardinal Raymond Burke has recently laid some of … Continue reading
From a reader…
I’ve heard you say that one of the cruelest things a priest can do is hear your confession and not (at least) say “I absolve you from your sins in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and … Continue reading
The conference I attended in Rome, held by the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy, has concluded. The CCC groups represented were from Australia, Ireland, the UK, and USA.
The CCC issued a joint statement, HERE, which follows (my emphases):
Statement in support of … Continue reading
At Emangelization there is a long interview with His Eminence Raymond Leo (which means “Lion”) Card. Burke. His Eminence is not going quietly into the good night, as I am sure his enemies had wanted… since they couldn’t get more. … Continue reading
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“Do blogs change lives? They do when they pay honour to Holy Mother Church and draw us into her treasures. Back in 2006 I did not even … Continue reading
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Today [actually a while back at the time of this posting] the associate pastor, a newly ordained priest, asked us, since there were fewer people than usual present at Mass, to come up after the homily around the altar … Continue reading