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VIDEO: An Ordinary Vocation

A priest friend sent this with the note: Times are a’changin’! I especially like the Mass at about 4:50!

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Vocations for Women Religious up in England

Here is some good news via CNS and The Catholic Herald. The number of women joining religious orders in England and Wales has almost tripled in the last three years, according to a June 13 article in England’s Catholic Herald newspaper that … Continue reading

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An Ember Day reminder

Our friends at Rorate have a good post reminding us that today, which on my planet is Wednesday in the Octave of Pentecost, is also an Ember Day. More on Ember Days, HERE. Traditionally, these Ember Days were times for … 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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Now HERE’s a “worship schedule”!

A reader (and monthly donor!) alerted me to this great shot of a “worship schedule” posted on the blog Te igitur. Ten Masses on Sundays Eight Masses on Weekdays Daily Vespers and Rosary Daily confessions from 8 am till 8 … Continue reading

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“Sinite parvulos venire ad me!”, or, A picture is worth a thousands words.

In the last couple weeks I have had posts about boys playing “Mass”, one had a great video, one had a photo I took of a photo at the funeral of a 60-year priest.  Yesterday I posted in a review of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: What to do about bad homilies?

A reader writes asking about “bad homilies”: Every once in a while, you get a real clunker, one that isn’t just theologically weak, but turns what should be a feast into over microwaved junk. What is the proper response? You … 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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WDTPRS POLL: Does an all-male sanctuary foster vocations to the priesthood?

If you are a blogger, may I ask that you link to this poll?  It would be good to have a large sampling. UPDATE 1407 GMT: And also…. added as an afterthought, so the numbers might not match the poll … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI to seminarians

The Holy Father’s sermon at Mass with seminarians. Note especially this: Approach the priesthood only if you are firmly convinced that God is calling you to be his ministers, and if you are completely determined to exercise it in obedience … Continue reading

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From an older seminarian: “Hey! Don’t forget us!”

From seminarian… and elderly seminarian… o{];¬) Howdy Father!  [Fine!  Thanks for asking.] I have been personally following your BLOG for a few weeks now, although many of my Brothers have mentioned you before. I find your BLOG informative and many … Continue reading

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Doing what you can do.

Check out a piece over a Fr. Longenecker’s blog.  Excerpt: […] It was on the way home that the phrase, “Silver and gold I have none” kept echoing through my brain and I realized that the Holy Spirit was speaking … 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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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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