Tag Archives: seminary

QUAERITUR: Can a rector or bishop forbid seminarians or priests use of the cassock?

From a reader:
In my diocese there are a small number of seminarians who wish to wear their cassock after their first year of study at the seminary. They have approached the bishop and rector about doing so, but both have refused to grant … Continue reading

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A seminarian reports on his seminary’s plans for the announcement of the next Pope

From a seminarian:
I just got done praying for good weather in Rome.
I thought it would be interesting to hear what seminaries are doing during this Conclave, and especially how they will celebrate when our new Pope is elected.
Here in Saint … Continue reading

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Brick By Brick: Extraordinary Form training in seminaries – FOLLOW UP

From a seminarian:
I responded before to your inquiry about what training was or was not being offered in seminaries in the celebration of the Extraordinary Form. At the time you inquired there was no training offered for the EF. Therefore, … Continue reading

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More on priests and formation in both the Extraordinary and the Ordinary Form

This continues a couple different entries (HERE and HERE).
From a priest:
I am also a young priest (30), and an alumnus of your alma mater. [Neither "alma" nor "mater" in my day, I'm afraid.] Though I have received training in the … Continue reading

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FEEDBACK: If a priest cannot say Mass in the Extraordinary Form, is he properly trained?

A young priest took exception to what I wrote the other day about seminarians who are not given training by seminaries for the use of the Extraordinary Form.
I am a young priest (age 30). Thank you for demeaning my priesthood … 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 ambitious … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Book for a man going to seminary

From a reader:
One of my friends is going to seminary and I want to give him a book as a gift about the priesthood or something thoughtful that will help him. Do you have any suggestions?
Any suggestions?
I wanted to suggest … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Seminary monitors seminarians’ email, surfing. Wherein Fr. Z administers tough love.

In the USA huge strides have been taken back toward sanity in the Catholic Church’s seminaries. The “biological solution” is having its way with the liberals and modernists who have dominated chanceries and seminaries for decades. Though some hang on … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Latin and languages in seminary

From a seminarian:
I am a seminarian from the southern region of the US. Here at seminary, there are many guys, I myself included, who are more traditionally minded who enjoy Latin and orthodoxy. Others however, see that the hispanic populations … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: older men and priesthood

From a reader:

Father, I was in the seminary 14 years ago and completed first
theology. I so badly want to return to the priesthood. I wrote my bishop and
vocation director 10 times and NEVER received an answer.
What does the church have about … Continue reading

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