Tag Archives: Priests

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 I read … 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 a … 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 that happen.  If … 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 GloriaTV:
All the … 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 of the Sunday Masses outside … 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 in the … 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 for … Continue reading

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