Category Archives: Priests and Priesthood

Archbp. Broglio (Military Services) statement on chaplains and same-sex unions

Conversations I have had lead me to conclude that Pres. Obama is waging a war against Catholic military chaplains.
The Archbishop for the Military Services in these USA has issued directives about Catholic chaplains and same-sex unions.
Read the whole thing HERE … Continue reading

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A Monsignor Moment

Some people are saying that Pope Francis has decided not to bestow the honor of Monsignor any more.  This seems to be based on a rumor in an Italian newspaper, which means it is about as reliable as The Onion … Continue reading

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Help priests in this vale of vale of tears

Think about how hard it is at times to cope with the three great challenges that accompany us as while we still draw breath: the world, the flesh and the Devil.
The Devil and the fallen cohort of Hell hate everyone. … Continue reading

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“But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach a gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema.”

First, pray for Thom Peters’ continued recovery.
The well-known canonist, Thom Peter’s father, has a great post at his place, In The Light Of The Law.  My emphases and comments.
About ‘women’s ordination’, what if Gabriel appeared and said…
Except to offer a … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! International Buy a Priest a Beer Day! (The Octave Continueth)

At the blog of The Catholic Gentleman:

International Buy a Priest a Beer Day!
Did you know that this coming Monday, September 9, is International Buy a Priest a Beer Day? On this festive day, faithful Catholics all over the world take their … Continue reading

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Fr. Z stands with Fr. Blake of Brighton – UPDATES

Originally Published on: Sep 7, 2013 @ 15:17
My friend Fr. Ray Blake, parish priest of St. Mary Magdalen in Brighton, England, was treated shamefully by a malicious newsie for a thoughtful, serious, introspecive piece he wrote on his blog about the poor.
Fr. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: How do I tactfully tell Father things I don’t like about him?

From a reader:
We have a new priest in my parish. Not a new priest but new to us. He is an adult who had a career before becoming a priest. He also has a child from a marriage (divorced and … Continue reading

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READERS: Help a new parish priest choose a good hymnal!

From a priest:
Can you suggest some good hymnals? I just became pastor and we are in great need of change.
Let’s help this guy.
Readers! Have at.
First: For the Extraordinary Form – HERE

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ACTION ITEM! Fr. Z CALLS FOR AN END TO DISCRIMINATION!

At WaPo, disgraced ex-priest and expert whiner Roy Bourgeois has an op-ed piece. Roy’s fundamental problem is that he sees ordination as a question of power and “policy”.
Here is a sample paragraph:
I saw the exclusion of women from the priesthood … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate and restrictions on the TLM

You will remember the hang-wringing and anxiety prompted by the restrictions on the use of the provisions of Summorum Pontificum placed on the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate by the Congregation for Religious.
Reminder: The friars had been using the Usus Antiquior … Continue reading

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