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QUAERITUR: Is Mass valid if the priest is in mortal sin?

From a reader: Sometime ago, I was told by a priest that if the priest is in mortal sin, the mass (primarily Holy Communion) is still valid, his argument being that you wouldn’t know that he was in mortal sin. I was … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Elderly priest skipped the consecration

From a reader: This Sunday, I went to “Mass” at a church with an elderly associate pastor who sometimes forgets things (to be expected, I don’t blame him). But what happened on this occasion is an entirely different matter. He … 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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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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Minnesota Supreme Court rejects ‘Repressed Memory’ junk-science used against priest

From Media Report: Minn. Supreme Court Rejects ‘Repressed Memory’ Junk Science Against Priest, Media Yawns Last Wednesday, the Minnesota Supreme Court flatly rejected the psychological theory of “repressed memory” as bogus. The Court declared that scientific studies that have tried … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: How to make myself known to the parish priest without being too forward?

From a reader: What is the proper/traditional etiquette for newcomers, particularly those registered in a parish, when it comes to formal introductions to the priest, (specifically British customs if you know them)? I was taught it is rude and improper … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: How many priests are in the SSPX?

The SSPX says that they now have 569 priests. Remember that the SSPX, or FSSPX, is a “priestly fraternity”, a “society of priests”.  Lay people don’t belong to the SSPX, though there are some associated groups. Meanwhile, Benedict XVI is … 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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REQUEST to readers – New priests and their first Masses (and maybe some of you older guys too?)

I have a request.  Let’s have some first Mass tales. This is the season for ordinations to the priesthood in many places. I would appreciate notes especially from new priests about their choices for their first Masses. I am especially … 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 … Continue reading

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Michael Novak on “A Different Priestly Scandal”

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! From the site of Michael Novak: A Different Priestly Scandal By Michael Novak — Sunday, 13 May 2012 Burning injustices rest on our consciences, and will continue to burn us until we correct them. … 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 … Continue reading

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NEW “Pray For More Priests” SWAG added to Swag Store

I added another option to the “We Love Our Priests” (etc.) swag store. There are bumperstickers and car magnets.  You can buy one at a time or in packs for distribution.  

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Benedict XVI’s Sermon for Chrism Mass: hits hard about priesthood, disobedience, zeal for souls

The Holy Father’s sermon for Holy Thursday Chrism Mass (in the morning, not the even “Last Supper” Mass). UPDATE: This sermon is starting to get some sizzle.  The New York Times is out and the head line is “Pope Assails … Continue reading

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