Tag Archives: clericalism

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 proportions among the … 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 … 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 about … 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.
It is … Continue reading

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