Category Archives: Year of Priests

PODCAzT 92: Gregory the Great to bishops on preaching the hard stuff; Harvest Moon

In this audio project, St. Gregory the Great (+604) tells priests about the need to preach also the hard stuff. Bishops especially must not be afraid to preach the truth, or worry about human respect.  They have a duty to … Continue reading

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First THURSDAY of the month – plenary indulgence offered

Remember! In this year dedicated to priests and prayer for priests, Holy Church has provided lay people with a special plenary indulgence on first Thursdays of each month. For the faithful, a plenary indulgence can be obtained on the opening … Continue reading

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National Catholic Register thanks priests

On the very day the Year for Priests began, I was happily able to post about a nice thing that happened to me on an airplane. This now comes from the editors of the National Catholic Register with my emphases … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Closing of Year for Priests, June 11 or June 19?

From a priest reader: I’d like to point out a discrepancy, with the hopes that your wide outreach might bring about a clarification. The discrepancy concerns the closing date for the “Year for Priests”.  The Holy Father says [LINK] that … Continue reading

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Annus Sacerdotalis: a website

A website for the Year for Priests: Annus Sacerdotalis. This site is from the Holy See’s Congregation for Clergy.

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QUAERITUR: Old & new calendar – feast of St. John Vianney

From a reader: I have a question for you regarding the celebration of feasts that fall on a different date in the new calendar rather than the old. Our diocesan office of worship is planning events for the year of … Continue reading

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12th Sunday of Ordinary Time – sermon

I am at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Manhattan right now.  The pastor, Fr. Murray, kindly asked me to preach today.   The notice was short, so this is about as close to an extemporaneous sermon as I might give … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s Letter for the Year for Priests

The Holy Father’s Letter for the Year for Priests has been issued. I have the text and some comments on this page. I may update that page from time to time. Here is the first part…. Dear Brother Priests,        On … Continue reading

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NCR’s attack on the Year of the Priest: heresy and arrogance

The weekly National Catholic Reporter is one of the most dissident publications calling itself Catholic. This week NCR attacks Pope Benedict’s decision to inaugurate a special Year for Priests, which begins on Friday, 19 June, the Feast of the Sacred … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 88: Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart; Leo XIII’s Annum Sacrum

Here is a rapidly made project to take advantage of the fact that today, 11 June, is the 110th Anniversary of Pope Leo XIII’s Consecration of human race to the Sacred Heart. Today we hear the encyclical Annum Sacrum of … Continue reading

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Archbishop Robert Carlson now in St. Louis

His Excellency Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson is now the Archbishop of St. Louis. In your charity will you pray for him? Here is his first sermon as Archbishop in case you missed it.

   

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Mexican archbishop: Priesthood not based on feelings

From CNA: Mexican archbishop: Priesthood not based on feelings Mexico City, Mexico, Jun 8, 2009 / 08:06 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Jose Guadalupe Martin Rabago of Leon, Mexico began celebrations for the Year of Priests this week and said the vocation … Continue reading

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Fr. Finelli’s 1st TLM

I am very pleased that Fr. Finelli, aka "iPadre" celebrated his first TLM today and, being tech savvy ustreamed it! Here is a screenshot. I captured the stream and put it also on "Father Z TV", the Z-Cam.  

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PODCAzT 86: Year for Priests; Pius IX on priests, Mass and Holy Days of obligation

In this PODCAzT we will look into the new Year of Priests announced by Pope Benedict XVI and the indulgence priests and lay faithful can gain each in their own ways. Then, I will start what I hope to carry … Continue reading

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