Tag Archives: Priests

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 interested in your … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Priests and Priesthood, The Drill, The future and our choices | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

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

Please share!
Posted in Brick by Brick, SSPX, The Drill, The future and our choices | Tagged , , , , , | 48 Comments

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.
I had dinner the other … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in Biased Media Coverage, Clerical Sexual Abuse of Children, Our Catholic Identity, Priests and Priesthood, The Drill, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice | Tagged , , , , | 32 Comments

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

Please share!
Posted in Mail from priests, New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity, Priests and Priesthood, Religious Liberty, The future and our choices | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 37 Comments

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.

 

Please share!
Posted in Our Catholic Identity, Priests and Priesthood, The Campus Telephone Pole | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

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 ‘Disobedient’ … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in Mail from priests, New Evangelization, Non Nobis and Te Deum, Our Catholic Identity, Priests and Priesthood, The Drill | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 49 Comments

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 dire need of … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in Mail from priests, Our Catholic Identity, Priests and Priesthood, The Campus Telephone Pole | Tagged , | 24 Comments

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 more visible … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in Dogs and Fleas, Mail from priests, One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity, Priests and Priesthood, The Drill, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice | Tagged , , , | 44 Comments

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

Please share!
Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Brick by Brick, GO TO CONFESSION, Mail from priests, New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity, Priests and Priesthood, The future and our choices | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments

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 I read … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, The future and our choices, Wherein Fr. Z Rants | Tagged , , , | 31 Comments

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

Please share!
Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Brick by Brick, Our Catholic Identity, The future and our choices | Tagged , | 6 Comments

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 a … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Mail from priests, Our Catholic Identity, The Drill | Tagged , | 22 Comments

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 that happen.  If … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box | Tagged , , , , , | 20 Comments

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 GloriaTV:
All the … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in Lighter fare | Tagged , | 12 Comments

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 of the Sunday Masses outside … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Mail from priests | Tagged , , | 7 Comments