Category Archives: Priests and Priesthood

PHOENIX: Developments in case of Fr. Walker and Fr. Terra

You will want to see this.  HERE  Bp. Olmsted makes remarks on camera.
And BBC HERE
Among other things that story says that they have now a description of the suspected perp and that Fr. Terra can talk finally:
Parishioner Bill Haley told … Continue reading

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PHOENIX: More about the murder of Fr. Walker

Fr. Kenneth Walker, FSSP, 29, was shot to death by an unknown killer who also assaulted another priest, Fr. Joseph Terra, 56, who is in critical condition.
Fr. Terra was able to give Fr. Walker absolution.
The news coverage is strong in … Continue reading

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Reverend Fathers: It’s someone else, until it’s you. Wherein Fr. Z implores.

Reverend gentlemen, the murder of one priest and the assault on another in Phoenix compels me to remind you to…
GO TO CONFESSION.
Our schedules are busy.  Sometimes we have to drive even farther than lay people.  But go to confession.  Take … 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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MUST READ: Fr. Wylie’s hard-hitting sermon at Holy Innoncents (Manhattan, NYC) – How traditionalists are treated by priests and bishops

Remember my post “Dear Traditionalists,…” ?  I meant what I wrote then and I still mean it now.  In part, I wrote:
Do you want this?  Do you?  Or, when you don’t get what you want handed to you, are you … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 139: 20th Anniversary of ‘Ordinatio sacerdotalis’, on the ordination of women

UPDATE: I adjusted a volume/balance problem.
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Today is the 20th Anniversary of St. John Paul II’s Apostolic Letter Ordinatio sacerdotalis, which removes all doubt about the impossibility of the ordination of women to the priesthood.
To celebrate this wonderful anniversary, I give … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Moving priests every 6 or 12 years

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
As you mentioned in one of your other posts, it’s the the season of ordinations. It’s also the season for priest transfers. Our pastor of 12 years is being transferred to a different parish in another city of … Continue reading

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Key stats for vocations to the priesthood – POLLS

The USCCB released survey results of the 2014 class of ordinands (from Latin, ordinandi, or “men to be ordained”).  HERE
82% were altar boys
73% attended adoration of the Blessed Sacrament regularly
Suggestion to parish priests… heck… let’s include bishops, too:
If you want to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Gifts for new deacons and priests

‘Tis the season for ordinations!
I am getting lots of questions about what to give the newly ordained.
First and foremost, cash and gift cards are always welcome. It doesn’t seem very personal, but unless you are pretty close to the ordinand, … Continue reading

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