Category Archives: Priests and Priesthood

ASK FATHER: Masses in living rooms

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I have observed several Priests of my acquaintance celebrating Mass in various private residences for different occasions, the latest of which was Mother’s Day (the strangest being Christmas Midnight Mass). Most if not all of these private Masses have taken place in non-consecrated space, … Continue reading

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Fathers! A serious warning!

Here is something to chew on, reverend and dear Fathers!
From Methodus pie et fructuose celebrandi Augustissimum sacrificium missae by G. Tamburino:
Si sacerdos per notabile tempus voluntarie distractus, eas missae partes quae canonem continent recitet, peccabit mortaliter. Videtur autem mihi gravis … Continue reading

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Congratulations Newly Ordained Fr. Tim Ferguson!

I was in Marquette, MI on Friday for the priestly ordination of a frequent commentator and parodohymnodist here, Fr. Timothy Ferguson.  His road to the priesthood was 29 years long!  As he quipped: “thirty less one”.
He sent a note about … Continue reading

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My View For While: Yooper Edition

I’m off to another ordination.   This time it is the ordination to the priesthood of one of the frequent commentators here, soon-to-be Fr. Tim Ferguson.   He is, as you might remember, the author of the parody songs I’ve … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Father wears the chasuble for everything he does

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Is it appropriate or allowed for a priest to wear a chasuble while hearing confessions, baptizing babies or other non Mass functions?  Some priests seem to always wear a chasuble for everything while others wear an alb and … Continue reading

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Ordination Anniversary – VIDEO

Many priests observe the anniversary of their ordination at this time of year. It is a common time for ordinations, probably because Ember Days were common times for ordinations and Ember Days fall during the Pentecost Octave.
It is my anniversary … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Pro seipso sacerdote – For the priest himself (1962MR)

This time of year many new priests are being ordained and, consequently, many priests observe their own anniversaries.  Today is my anniversary.
In the traditional, Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite a priest can add orations for himself, Pro seipso sacerdote, … Continue reading

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Great moments with Card. Sarah!

There is a great article at the Italian Il Foglio with pithy quotes from one of my favorite Cardinals, His Eminence Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments.  I can only offer a … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 5: Galleries and Lessons

This morning I started in the Galleries of the Palace of the Doria Pamphilij. It has been years since my last visit.
I got the audio guide, which was sprinkled through with charming accounts of family history by one of the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Text for 1st Blessing by a new priest (… same as blessing by an old priest)

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Every year this comes up.  I get questions about the Latin form of blessing to be given by new priests.
There is no need to throw in all sorts of other ingredients as if those to be blessed were lined up … Continue reading

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