Tag Archives: priesthood

WDTPRS POLL: All-male sanctuary/altar service and vocations to the priesthood.

I have posted this poll before, but in light of another post, I thought I would revisit the question. Please select a response and make comments on this subject in the combox, below. And, yes, I know that some churches … Continue reading

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Opus Bono Sacerdotii: Helping priests who have no one else

Opus Bono Sacerdotii (OBS) is a lay organization that assists Catholic priests having difficulties. Their motto: A Catholic Priest Needs Your Help Right Now! From the website: We turn no priests away who need our help when we can help … Continue reading

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Opus Bono Sacerdotii – help priests who have no where else to turn

I have posted before about the Opus Bono Sacerdotii.  They help priests who have no one else to whom they can turn.  I know the people who started this organization and I have the highest confidence in them.  I have … Continue reading

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A mordant look at the wrong notion of “active participation”

From the amusing Eye of the Tiber: Culver City, CA––Parishioners of St. Raymond Catholic Church in Culver City, California were forced to jump into action during Mass early Monday morning when it appeared that only one priest would be available for the consecration. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priest at Mass as mere “presider”?

From a reader: I have attended a spiritual recollection of cathechesis assistants of ___. The augustinian frater who led the sessions concentrated on the Vatican II, said in his presentation about the SC constitution: “We all celebrate the Mass, the … Continue reading

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Helping people help priests: Opus Bono Sacerdotii

For those of you who want to help priests who need help and don’t have anyone to turn to. Opus Bono Sacerdotii. [wp_youtube]8Odory8PeC8[/wp_youtube]

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A Prayer For Vocations

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! Here is a prayer that perhaps parish priests will pick up and use at all Sunday and Holy Day Masses, perhaps immediately after the Gospel: LEADER: Please kneel for our prayer for vocations. ALL: … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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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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 … 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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