Tag Archives: clericalism

Francis on priests in private Jesuit meeting: psych problems = rigidity = fixation on sex = clericalism = demonic

The ubiquitous Jesuit Antonio Spadaro is perhaps Francis’ closest adviser and gopher.  He is, among other, editor of La Civilta Cattolica and the administrator on his personal website, antoniospadaro.net, of a page dedicated to the homoerotic writer Pier Vittorio Tondelli. … Continue reading

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A good article that explores what REAL clericalism is. UPDATED

UPDATE 10 May 2019: Fr. Longenecker has a post about different layers of clericalism.  It is well written and has a good insight that builds on what I wrote, below.   Go over there to get the full line of his … Continue reading

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Rome abuse “summit”, an SSPX video, and an @fatherz Jeremiad

On the brink of the commencement of the sex abuse “summit”, which is organized to speak to a dreadful problem in the Church, but is designed to avoid the root cause, I received this morning a video produced by the … Continue reading

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A Visual Image of Years of Priesthood – or – Good Clericalism

I really enjoyed this email, which is a kind of visual testimony about priesthood. Please allow me to share with you a photo I think you will enjoy. Last week, while in Rome, I took the opportunity to buy a … Continue reading

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When they claim “Clericalism!”, they really mean #sodoclericalism

There are a few terms in common usage which I would like to be able to reform in common usage.  For example, I wish that “priestcraft” wasn’t so relentlessly derogatory.  It can mean “professional knowledge and skill in respect to … Continue reading

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Francis to clergy, seminarians, religion in Palermo: “Clericalism… one of the most difficult perversions”

Francis made a pastoral visit to Palermo.  One of the events celebrated is the 25th anniversary of the death of Fr. Pino Puglisi, a venerated local figure.  He challenged the Mafia.  They killed him. BTW… the infamous Stonewall Inn in … Continue reading

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Clericalism: bad and good

At The Catholic Thing there is a post today by Fr. Mark Pilon about clericalism. I am for clericalism.  That is to say, I am for good, beneficial clericalism.  I am against bad clericalism.   Both Pilon and I make distinctions.  Here … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Sunday Clerical Supper

I’ve been getting my cooking on these days it seems. I go through cycles between cooking up storms and, on the other hand, eating slapped together sandwiches or cans of soup directly out of the pan. In any event, Sunday … Continue reading

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Proper “clericalism” defined and defended

It is time to fight back. Over at The Liturgy Guy there is a good post about clericalism. First, let me say that there is a good clericalism and a bad. The worst clericalism that we see is of pandemic … Continue reading

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The wussificiation of the priesthood and the Novus Ordo

I have in the past mentioned the comment made by Card. Heenan when he experienced the Novus Ordo for the first time.  The comment leads a longish piece posted at Rorate (which no longer links to this blog, btw) by … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Vernacular only readings in traditional Low Mass?

From a reader: We have a priest that insists on reading the epistle & gospel in the vernacular for each Low Mass only. No one cares for it and it doesn’t even sound right. It impacts the integrity and fluidity … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Is a priest forbidden to be in the congregation?

Under another entry I posted an email from a priest about his experience of being in the congregation during the celebration of Mass according to the Novus Ordo, the Ordinary Form.  HERE This raised, again in email, questions from priests … Continue reading

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Dealing with McBrien on the new, corrected translation

From the dissident Fishwrap‘s long-time dissident columnist, Fr. Richard McBrien, comes this piece about the new, corrected translation. Pay close attention to the contempt he shows for a vast number of people and also the attitude of disobedience he promotes. … Continue reading

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