Category Archives: Priests and Priesthood

Terrific photos of traditional rite ordination in England!

At the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald there are lots of great photos of the recent priestly ordination of a young man in the FSSP at Warrington in England by Archbishop Malcolm McMahon of Liverpool.
Really… the photos are amazing. … Continue reading

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Father’s Day gift idea – from the “hearts”

Seeing that, in the Novus Ordo calendar, today is the memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (the day after the Sacred Heart of Jesus), I point once again your attention to the wonderful Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles whose … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to convince a priest to learn the Traditional Latin Mass?

From a reader….
QUAERITUR:
Our vicar is a very devout priest from Poland but today I heard him saying “the ordinary form is enough for me”. What do you suggest to do in order to convince him to offer the Holy Mass … Continue reading

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Prefect of CDF reconfirms male only Sacrament of Holy Orders

In the 30 May number of the Italian, daily, L’Osservatore Romano you find a piece by soon-to-be-Cardinal Luis Ladaria, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, about the “Definitive Character of the Doctrine of ‘Ordinatio sacerdotalis‘.
Ordinatio sacerdotalis is John … Continue reading

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Did the catholic Left and homosexualists ignore Pope Francis’ words about seminarians?

The other day Pope Francis told the Italian bishops not to admit homosexual men as seminarians.    I wrote a post about it HERE.  CNA also reported it.   Reuters had it.
“If there’s a doubt about homosexuality, it’s better not to … Continue reading

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LIVE VIDEO of FSSP priesthood ordinations

As a treat on my anniversary, I am watching the live stream of the the FSSP ordinations to the priesthood.   My old friend Archbp. Sample is doing the honors.  HERE

UPDATE:
It is hard to find the right balance of providing commentary … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on homosexual seminarians: This bridge is closed!

At Vatican Insider I spotted something interesting.  Each Spring the Italian bishops have a plenary meeting at the Vatican’s Paul VI hall, in the smaller hall where the Synod usually meets.  The Pope attends at least part of the meeting.  … Continue reading

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VIDEOS: Lessons in how properly to fold a cassock

When I was in Rome a few days ago, I asked one of the great guys at Gammarelli to give me a refresher lesson in how to fold a cassock well, to minimize wrinkles when packing.
I posted another video about … Continue reading

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Fascinating and sad: transcript of 1976 meeting of Paul VI and SSPX Archbp. Lefebvre

UPDATE 
The late, great Michael Davies (God rest his soul) published in his Apologia Pro Marcel Lefebvre (Vol. 1 Ch. 14 – US HERE – UK HERE) Lefebvre’s own account of that same meeting with Paul VI on 11 Sept 1976.
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Connection of home-schooling and entering seminary

A study shows that men who are home-schooled enter the seminary at a higher rate than those who were in Catholic schools.
1 in 10 priests were home-schooled at some point and are 4 times more likely to enter … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest Mumbles Words of Absolution. Fr. Z says: FATHERS! Stop being JACKASSES and do it right!

FATHERS!  This fellow’s note gives another example of why we priests must must must be careful and precise when giving absolution to penitents.
Use the prescribed form of absolution in Latin or appropriate vernacular language and say the essential words in … Continue reading

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STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Audio from Fr. Z

Here also are my audio projects of the Way of the Cross.
On 1st Fridays, do please pray the Act of Reparation.
What we need right now is PRAYER, especially now.
And remember to GO TO CONFESSION!
For priests, especially, try The Way Of The Cross For Priests … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 44 2018 – Holy Thursday: “never let me be separated from you”

Today Holy Thursday.  The Triduum begins.  The Roman Station is Saint John Lateran.  
In gratitude especially to benefactors who help me and this blog, during Lent I’m once again offering 5 minute daily podcasts to encourage you in your own use of … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2018 30 – Thursday in the 4th Week of Lent: Priests and confidence

Today is Thursday in the 4th Week of Lent.   The Roman Station is Ss Silvestro e Martino ai monti. 
In gratitude especially to benefactors who help me and this blog, during Lent I’m once again offering 5 minute daily podcasts to encourage … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL: Unboxing my new portable altar – UPDATED!

UPDATE 11 March:
This just came in from a US Army chaplain!
I enjoyed the joy you showed in your recent posting after receiving your newest portable altar.  I ordered mine last year in preparation for the Afghan deployment that I’ll finish … Continue reading

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