Category Archives: Priests and Priesthood

SSPX priest allowed to say Mass regularly by Italian Archbishop

From Eponymous Flower: SSPX Clergy Invited to Help in Ravenna Archdiocese by Archbishop (Rome) As auxiliary bishop of  Reggio Emilia-Guastalla (2006-2012)  Msgr. Lorenzo Ghizzoni was a bitter opponent of those faithful who sought to celebrate the Holy Mass in the Immemorial … Continue reading

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What to do if the Host disappears?

Yesterday I was in conversation with friends about De defectibus. There is a section in the front of the older versions of the Missale Romanum indicating which defects might make Mass invalid or illicit and/or how to correct them, etc. In one place, the … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: Women priests? “NO.”

Women don’t have the capacity to receive the sacrament of holy orders because they lack maleness.  That is the case for both the priesthood and the diaconate.  Not male? No ordination. During the during his flight back to Rome from … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Another nitwit priest changes words of absolution. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: During my recent confession, the words the priest used to absolve me was: “I release you from your sins in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit” Is it a big deal saying “release” … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio #SilentKey priest ham… R.I.P.

I received a note from a member of Juventutem today: Silent Key: W8QXL Bishop Boyea reports the passing of Msgr. Tony Majchrowski (96), until now the oldest serving pastor in the Diocese of Lansing. In addition to his long and … Continue reading

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Read here the words of St. Francis Admonition to the Clergy

From a letter by St. Francis of Assisi (trans by Fr. K. Esser, O.F.M.) Read Here the words of St Francis Admonition to the Clergy.. “Let us attend, all clerics, to the great sin and ignorance, which certain men have … Continue reading

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7 Sept: International Buy A Priest A Beer Day!

I almost missed it, but I was saved by one of you readers – DR in Germany – who sent a donation using the button on the sidebar and included a note about IBAPABD. So, if anyone else wants to … Continue reading

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A note about the necessary faculty priests must have licitly and validly to absolve sins

I want to clear up something related to the upcoming grant from Pope Francis (I repeat… upcoming, and not yet) to SSPX priests to absolve the sins of penitents who come to them. Some people are claiming that the SSPX already validly absolve … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Latin Instituted Acolytes in Eastern liturgies

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have two Questions concerning the liturgical role of instituted acolytes in the Eastern Rites: 1) May a man who has been instituted as an acolyte according to the ordinary form of the Roman Rite vest and act … Continue reading

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BIRETTA PROJECT FOLLOWUP: You can still participate!

I received this from John at Leaflet Missal in St. Paul: Hello Fr. Z, I have tremendous news! The goal of 20 birettas for the Diocese of Madison has been reached and I express my gratitude to all who have … Continue reading

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SUCCESS! ACTION ITEM! Correct a GREAT INJUSTICE! (Hint: Birettas… seminarians…)

UPDATE 13 AUG: We have hit our initial goal! I distributed a few of the birettas to the guys yesterday and they were pretty chuffed. I should have some thank you notes pretty soon. “But Father! But Father!”, you liberals … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Really long Elevation, Consecration – POLL

From a reader… QUAERITUR: We have a new priest in our parish (not the pastor). He’s done a few Sunday masses so far. He’s got a few quirks, the most noticeable of which are during the consecrations of the bread … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest’s cassocks with shoulder capes

From a reader… I was wondering if any secular/diocesan priest is allowed to wear a black mozzetta as part of their choir dress? I have seen pictures of some priests wearing a black mozzetta such as the Canons Regular of … Continue reading

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And the winner of The Most Meanfull Job is…

#1… Clergy. This comes from Business Insider. The 13 most meaningful jobs in America If your goal in life is to make the world a better place, you should probably pursue a job in education or healthcare. Twelve of the … Continue reading

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“This is my church!”

Watched a classic tonight, On The Waterfront (1954). Have you young’uns never seen it? This is from when movies were movies and you didn’t have constant edits and shots of less than a second. And if the music sounds like … Continue reading

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