Category Archives: Priests and Priesthood

Irish Ass. of Catholic Priests in toddler meltdown mode against Francis over no women deacons

There are, apparently, still some priests left in Ireland for the tens of people who still want the sacraments.   Evidence for this claim is found in a story at IrishCatholic.com.  It concerns that pungent group, the Ass. of Catholic Priests.  … Continue reading

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The shortage of priests didn’t just happen by itself, it was engineered.

At The Media Group there is a piece about the epidemic of false accusations against priests.  They have the numbers.   This is economic persecution based on greed, pure and simple. On another note concerning priesthood, LifeSite re-posted a great piece … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Lutheran service more reverent than the Sunday Mass

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’m on vacation visiting my sister in Orlando. I try a new parish every time I come because they all seem to be lacking in reverence. (After Mass, I attended a Lutheran service with my sister’s … Continue reading

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Maybe “Pray Brethren that my sacrifice and yours …” doesn’t mean what people assume.

From Fr. Hunwicke, something provocative… with my emphases and comments: ORATE FRATRES “Pray Brethren that my sacrifice and yours …” We find the roots of this formula, which precedes the Prayer Over The Offerings, in Carolingian Gaul, in a rubric … Continue reading

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30 April (NO) – St Pius V – A saint against clerical depravity

Allow me today, the Novus Ordo Feast of St Pius V, to repost something edifying and useful.   NB: Pius V’s feast is observed in the traditional Roman calendar on 5 May. _______ At The Josias, which a friend and patron … Continue reading

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Latin and You. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Each year – in fact more than once each year – a serious problem for our enervated Catholic identity rises to the surface to demand our attention. The lack of Latin in the Latin Church. I am sure that there … Continue reading

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Card. Piacenza to priests: “Wanna be a modern priest? HEAR CONFESSIONS!” Whereupon Fr. Z really rants.

There is a good piece at La Bussola Quotidiana (in Italian) about the Sacrament of Penance. I’ll give you a sample, but I don’t have the energy to translate the whole thing. Prelude: Apparently there was recently something called “Earth … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM: Help for a traditional Catholic seminarian continues! – UPDATED… for EASTER!

UPDATE 23 April: Check down at the bottom for more recent updates! Also, this seminarian posted a video about wartime Vatican City, 1941, narrated by Fulton Sheen. At this time, there are only 3 views.  That will increase.  And, when you’ve … 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 … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: I’m angry! Father’s sermons are boring, lack joy!

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Our priest’s sermons are dull, dry, predictable, boring, , too serious (they lack joy) don’t speak to the heart and are uninspiring. It’s like listening to a student teacher stand at the pulpit and give a … Continue reading

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Just For Nice! Deacons sing to Mary after their ordination.

Spotted on hated Facebook. A popular custom for ordinations at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary—the ordanandi [ordinati!] chant the Salve Regina in thanksgiving for their newly-received orders. From last Saturday: those who were ordained to the diaconate.

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ACTION ITEM! Terrific video of 1941 Vatican City and help for a seminarian! UPDATED

For the seminarian update project – continuation – go HERE. ___ Originally Published on: Apr 3, 2019 Over at Rorate I spotted on a rare visit a simply terrific video posted on YouTube about Vatican City in the time of Pius XII during … Continue reading

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“Dear Fathers, dear seminarians…” Wherein Fr. Z rants.

I was sitting in an airport one day, waiting for a flight. A young family approached the gate area. A youngster, seeing an empty place, jumped into it. It was next to me. Mom pulled the kid by an arm … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2019 – 07 Tuesday in the 1st Week of Lent: Priests… brands plucked out of the burning

These daily 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season. Today Fulton Sheen tells us about the priests who returned to Jerusalem after the Babylonian … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Separating priest from altar in the Novus Ordo

From a reader… I have a question about the GIRM. If I’m reading it correctly everything except from the Offertory through Communion Rite must be done from the chair, and the missal and chalice placed elsewhere except for those times. … Continue reading

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