Category Archives: Priests and Priesthood

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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20 Years Later: #WhoKilledFatherKunz

Last Saturday, 3 March, we had a Requiem Mass for in the intention of the late Fr. Alfred Kunz. It was the 20th anniversary of his murder.  His body was found on 4 March 1998, though he was probably killed … Continue reading

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Your parish priest and YOU.

I just received an email from a priest who informed me that today is the 200th anniversary of the day that St. John Vianney, arrived at his parish in Ars and began his work as a pastor with the care … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why couldn’t priests and religious be godparents?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Would you please comment on why the tradition (at least the 1917 code) was reluctant to permit clerics and religious to be Godparents? Any comment on it being done under the new code?
GUEST PRIEST RESPONSE – Fr. Tim … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Visiting retired, elderly priests

From a reader..
QUAERITUR:
I have a particular devotion to the Priesthood and priests and would like to start visiting retired priests who are no longer able to live in residence in a rectory and have had to move on into the … Continue reading

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