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QUAERITUR: Surprised by a Communion Service with a lay leader

From a reader:
Whilst on holiday in Bournemouth, UK I called into one of the RC churches to say a few prayers. It seemed as though Mass was about to begin but, to my great shock, a lay woman went up … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Word and Communion services with a deacon permissible?

From a reader:
We have a shortage of priests in our diocese in England, not so short that we can’t have Sunday Mass. but occasionally weekday Mass might not be available in a Parish. When are these services of Word and … Continue reading

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Reason #5 for Summorum Pontificum: vocations to the priesthood

Yet another reason to thank Pope Benedict for Summorum Pontificum:
A long-time reader and participant (and donor) sent an alert about the following, with this comment:
Interesting that CNS included a segment on Tradition starting at 2:15, featuring one Michael Hendershott of … Continue reading

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Radio interview with a priest who learned the Extraordinary Form

Go HERE to hear an interview by Larry Roach on Fidelis Radio with Fr. Michael Rodriguez of the Diocese of El Paso. You have probably heard of him. Father was involved in a huge dust up in the defense of … Continue reading

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Catholic Herald: Meet 10 of the world’s most amazing priests

At the site of the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, you can read about “10 of the world’s most amazing priests”.
I’ll give you just the names without the descriptive paragraphs:

Fr Andrew Apostoli
Fr Anthony Pinizzotto
Fr Chris Riley
Fr Emmanuel Katongole
Fr … Continue reading

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VIDEO: An Ordinary Vocation

A priest friend sent this with the note: Times are a’changin’!
I especially like the Mass at about 4:50!

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WDTPRS: Pro seipso sacerdote – For the priest himself (1962MR)

Since this is a time of year when new priests are being ordained, and many priests are observing their own anniversaries, let’s have a WDTPRS look at the prayers Pro seipso sacerdote.
In the traditional, Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite … Continue reading

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Card. Ranjith reported to be open to the SSPX running his seminary

There are time on this blog when I have openly day-dreamed about what it would be like to have priests of the SSPX involved with local diocesan presbyteral councils, deanery meetings, other diocesan entities and events.
I was not nearly ambitious … Continue reading

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Stop the whining LCWR. You aren’t the only group getting an extreme make-over.

Long-time lax catholics may not enjoy the resection and sutures the physicians of the CDF and the USCCB are applying to certain groups within Holy Church, but, as St. Augustine once preached, a doctor doesn’t stop cutting just because the … Continue reading

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Bp. Morlino: “There is no place in the priesthood today for ‘wimpish-ness.’”

From the diocesan paper of the Diocese of Madison, comes some reflections from His Excellency Most Reverend Robert Morlino about the priesthood and last week’s “Good Shepherd Sunday”.
Excerpts and with my emphases.
It takes bravery to follow Christ as priests
Bishop’s Column
Thursday, … Continue reading

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