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Help this group which helps priests in need. A Lenten almsgiving choice.

I received an appeal from Opus Bono Sacerdotii, an organization which gives help to priests who are in difficulties. They wrote saying: We have a dozen priests we cannot help at this time who need your prayers. They are in … Continue reading

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Priests as targets under fire

Watch for lots of this in the future. From the blog La Nueva Primavera: FALL-GUY PRIESTS It is an unfortunate fact that we live in an age when the priesthood is under assault like never before. Nowhere is that assault … Continue reading

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Louisville, KY: 10-12 July: Conference for priests on being a better confessor

I have been harping on the need for a revival of the Sacrament of Penance.  This means that priests have to hear confessions and preach about confession.  As a matter of fact, if Pope Benedict has a “Marshall Plan” for … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Should I write to the bishop about urging priests to hear confessions?

From a reader: Would it be appropriate to write a bishop asking if diocesan priests under his leadership be encouraged to hear confessions more regularly? Most parishes seem to only have confessions on Saturday afternoons. I know our priests are busy, but … Continue reading

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England: Confraternity of Catholic Clergy formed and now active!

Some time ago I mentioned in these electronic pages that in England some good, loyal, faithful, holy priests were forming a Confraternity of Catholic Clergy. Here is an update received from one of their organizers. British Confraternity of Priests Meets … Continue reading

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Fr. Trigilio: what makes priests happy, what grinds them down, and a suggestion

My friend Fr. John Trigilio, who head the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy, has a not on his blog The Black Biretta about priests and happiness. Here are a few paragraphs from his longer post, which I encourage you to take … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priests crossing their stoles… not

From a reader: I’ve noticed that there seems to be a trend where priests don’t cross their stole anymore. If some do, they are ridiculed. Why has this happened? Where to begin. Really?  Ridiculed?  I have never heard or seen … Continue reading

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On the light side

In another entry the question was raised about how many wymyn’s ordination groups it takes to change a light bulb.   The flip side could be this. How many religious and diocesan priests does it take to change a fuse? From … Continue reading

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An “Adopt-A-Priest” initiative

From a reader: Here’s a great idea that I found in the bulletetin at ____. ADOPT-A-PRIEST If you are interested in Spiritually Adopting a priest or renewing your current Spiritual Adoption for another year, you can sign up after any … Continue reading

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Reactions from priests to the Guide for Confessors

About the Guide for Confessors… I asked priests for some comments. Here is one I thought was very good. Here’s my thoughts:  an “awesome” (as the kids say) echo and complement to Misericordia Dei.  My favorite lines tend to occur … Continue reading

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An observation about priests and Mass when they travel

The great P.P. of Brighton, Fr. Ray Blake, has an observation on his blog.  This probably will not surprise you too much. I am delighted to offer hospitality to any priest. The strange thing is older priests visiting Brighton tend … Continue reading

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10 Points about prospective priests

I received some points of reflection from a priest friend who is a member of one of the oldest religious families.  I edited two of the points with his permission. 1. Prospective priests (Religious or Diocesan) are not looking primarily … Continue reading

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1 July: Day for the Sanctification of Priests

Today is, in the post-Conciliar calendar, the Feast of the Sacred Heart. It is also the Day for the Sanctification of Priests. Please, friends and enemies alike, pray for priests.  I ask a prayer for myself.

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About Fr. John Corapi with observations about our times

I haven’t written much about Fr. John Corapi, because I honestly don’t know much about what is going on.  I don’t know the details.   But I am sad to read that he is leaving active ministry.  I am profoundly sad. … Continue reading

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Confraternity of Catholic Clergy in England already attacked in The Tablet

A while back I told you that in England some priests have started a new Confraternity of Catholic Clergy. They want a Confraternity which is faithful to Catholic doctrine and their identity as Catholic priests. I know quite a few … Continue reading

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