Category Archives: Priests and Priesthood

GUEST POST: “Do blogs change lives?”

Here is some feedback and comments that will keep me going for a while.
“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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ASK FATHER: Priest invites people to stand around altar during consecration

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
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

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ROME DAY 3: Conference continues

The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy conferences continueth.
Today we have as our speaker His Excellency Most Reverend Augustine DiNoia, OP. He is speaking on … wait for it… priesthood. He is a gifted teacher.

UPDATE
The talk about priesthood we just heard was … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Signs of reverence for priests

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I was hoping to hear your insight into traditions that seem lost! Will you please share your thoughts regarding bowing for clergy, kissing the hands of priests and referring to priests directly as Your Reverence?
We live in an … Continue reading

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I read Mass this morning. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

I read Mass this morning. No, actually, I sang Mass this morning, but saying “read Mass” is more fun. It annoys liberals.
We have various phrases which means basically the same thing, but with certain nuances. And old-fashioned description of what … Continue reading

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Tough love about the priest shortage

You know that I am not a fan of The Bitter Pill (aka The Tablet).  That said, there is a something striking, striking as in “nail on the head”, from a seasoned priest which you should read. This is from Fr. Mark Minihane … Continue reading

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“lingua latina bene calleant”

Many are the times that I have lamented the nearly complete disobedience to the Code of Canon Law and the expressed will of modern Roman Pontiffs about the Latin language.  For example, the 1983 Code of Canon Law, can. 249, … Continue reading

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FEEDBACK: “This morning at seminary we were discussing….”

I am glad when I get feedback about how this blog has been useful for someone, especially in important matters having to do with the life of faith.
Today I received a note about something that happened in a seminary class … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Offering correction to priest who is being a jackass

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Far be it from me to tell anyone, let alone a priest, that they can be an ass to people, but our priest, whom I have good rapport with (still even it seems) really can be an ass to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “To contribute to the support of one’s pastor.”

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
If one spends hundreds of dollars a years on Mass stipends, can that be considered keeping the precept of the Church that says one must “contribute to the support of one’s pastor“? Because after spending that much in … Continue reading

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