Category Archives: Priests and Priesthood

Priesthood ordinations up 24.7% this year

I have in the past mentioned the Opus Bono Sacerdotii which is dedicated to helping priests who are in trouble.   This is an organization which deserves support. That said, I saw a fine statistic on their Facebook page. 595 … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Supper For The Promotion of Clericalism

It’s spring, and time for a Supper For The Promotion of Clericalism, in other words, no lay people allowed.  I am in favor of clericalism… the way I define it.  HERE In less provocative terms, I’m having 7 priests over … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! US CLERGY! Sign letter urging Synod to uphold Catholic teaching on marriage and family!

I want to bump this to the top so that more priests will see it after a busy weekend. ____ Published on: Apr 25, 2015 @ 9:58 _____ You will recall that hundreds of priests in England signed a letter, published … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can lectors still bless bread?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: We have lector and acolyte installations today and tomorrow here at the seminary. Some of us got into a debate about whether or not the old provision for lectors to bless bread and acolytes to bless … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Maniple and zucchetto in the Novus Ordo

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Can Priests in the USA use the maniple in a N.O. Mass? Same question regarding the use of a black Zucchetto? The maniple? Yes, priests can use the maniple during Holy Mass according to the Novus Ordo, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Seminarians required to stand for Communion. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Okay… this is going to be hard. From a seminarian: I am currently a ___ year seminarian attending ___ . antecently, a new ‘policy’ was adopted here: all must receive Holy Communion standing. The Holy See has made it absolutely clear that we all have … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Shoulder cape on cassocks for priests

From a priest: A priest in the olden days was permitted to wear such a shoulder cape (look at pics of St Don Bosco – [A founder of a religious order]) and it was built together as a simar cassock, … Continue reading

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Remembering Card. George with the Canons of St. John Cantius

I hope you are all remembering Card. George in your prayers.  RIP Bishop with long terms leaving lasting legacies. For the Archdiocese of Chicago – indeed for the whole of these USA – one this that Card. George did stands head … Continue reading

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Card. Sarah in a new, wide-ranging interview

There is an extract from a wide-ranging interview at L’homme nouveau in French with His Eminence Robert Card. Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments.  He is rapidly rising on my list of favorite … Continue reading

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Do you pray for the priests who gave you sacraments?

I noticed that today is the 55th anniversary of my baptism.  I will say a prayer or two for the one who baptized me and for my godparents, one of whom is deceased. Do you pray for the priest (or ministers … Continue reading

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