Category Archives: Mail from priests

Card. Zen writes an Open Letter to Card. Sarah about the St. Peter’s Suppression of Masses

Open Letter to Cardinal Sarah To His Eminence Card. Robert Sarah Dear Eminence, Pain and indignation invade my heart to hear certain incredible news: They have forbidden private masses in St. Peter’s!?https://t.co/MTwcPzAiGw — Joseph Zen (@CardJosephZen) March 30, 2021 CNA … Read More

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Some irony for the defenders of the lawless, heartless St. Peter’s Mass Suppression Stunt

And yet another point about the cruel, cold edict from High Atop The Thing against priests who want to offer Holy Mass at side altars of San Pietro… as they have been able to do for decades. Those applauding this … Read More

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URGENT! Help for a priest with ALS. He needs our help NOW.

UPDATE 20 March: I want to make something perfectly clear. Fr. Christensen did NOT ASK ME to do this. He posted it on his own site. One of you readers saw it and alerted me to it. Hence, on my … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Bishop says no TLM on weekdays

From a reader… QUAERITUR: It seems that the diocese has disallowed the celebration of any daily Masses to be in the EF, after finally adding an official EF to the regular Sunday schedule. You’ve said multiple times that a priest … Read More

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Another thing about the lawless, heartless St. Peter’s Mass Suppression Stunt

Another point about the lawless, heartless edict from High Atop The Thing against priests who want to offer Holy Mass at side altars of San Pietro… as they have been able to do for decades. The defenders of the sterile, … Read More

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Blind priest wants to learn the TLM, lots of challenges. Fr. Z offers help.

A couple months ago, I posted about the availability of the traditional Missale Romanum in Braille.  HERE  I also posted on help for a blind priest who wants to learn the Traditional Latin Mass HERE. Today, a reader sent me a link … Read More

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Latin Liturgy Association: complimentary one-year membership for priests and seminarians

I received this note: The Latin Liturgy Association decided to grant a complimentary one-year membership to all interested priests and seminarians. You are free to share that information with any priests or seminarians that you think would be interested. They … Read More

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Fr. Hunwicke asks a hard question. Fr. Z thinks he deserves an answer.

I’ve had conversations that go along sort of like this: “The Novus Ordo can be reverent!”, many will claim, “You just have to celebrated it as traditionally as you can!” “You mean, by sticking to the Roman style, adapting elements … Read More

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Priest weeps at irreverence for Eucharist, tells people to receive on the tongue. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From ChurchPop comes a video and article about a priest who, clearly reacting to some act(s) of irreverence in regard to the Blessed Sacrament, had enough of the sacrilege.  There is a video of him literally weeping and then explaining … Read More

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A note from a true priest hero – Fr. Dana Christensen

A shout out to Fr. Dana Christensen, priest and hero.  I’ve written about Fr. Christensen before.  He has ALS and it is progressing. He wrote the following with an eye gaze computer and he has support for HIS SITE from … Read More

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Fr Longenecker: “Be Subversive — Get Married!” and Fr Z rants a little.

Fr. Longenecker has a good piece at Stream.   It’s as subversive as his advice to young people. In the setup for his argument for young couples (male and female) to marry in church, have kids, stick close to the Church … Read More

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UPDATE: Fr. John Hollowell – still battling a brain tumor

In February I posted about a priest with a brain tumor, Fr. John Hollowell.  HERE Here is an an excerpt from an email update.  He will have another MRI soon, 16 Dec. If the MRI does show a continued tumor, … Read More

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ASK FATHER: A priest asks, can we use the English translations in Weller’s 3 volumes to bless things, etc., in the Extraordinary Form? Here comes the BAD NEWS, Fathers.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: I don’t know what I was thinking.   I must have had a monsignor moment. There is now available the great Parish Ritual which conforms to what was in force in 1962!   I posted about it HERE (and there is … Read More

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ASK FATHER: A priest complains about another priest’s form of absolution in his confession

From a priest reader… QUAERITUR: At the risk of testing your patience . . . is it valid if the Priest (after improvising the first half of the absolution formula) says: “I absolve you from all the sins of your … Read More

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BRICK BY BRICK: A young priest writes, “I have never felt more priestly or masculine than when I have offered the Extraordinary Form Mass.”

From a priest… anonymized… BRICK BY BRICK: I just wanted to share some building, inspired partially by your encouragement and partially by my students. We began to offer 2 times a week Low Mass. We have also begun to offer … Read More

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HOLY SMOKE!

For this Sunday’s Pastor’s Page, Fr. Rutler offered this: The Magi gave the Holy Child presents of gold and myrrh and the essence of Boswellia serrata, which is the resin known as frankincense. The incense used in church may be pure … Read More

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ANOTHER priest with an invalid baptism. Fathers! Review the videos of your baptism! ACTION ITEM!

You old-timers here known that for years… going on decades now… I have RAILED against priests who take it on themselves to change the words of the sacred liturgy, especially in significant moments such as during the FORM of sacraments. … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Roman clerical tonsure

From a reader… QUAERITUR: What was the state of, requirement for tonsure, for secular clergy, in Rome, under Saint John XXIII, after his 1960 Synod. (That synod seems to represent the apex of the organic development of clerical discipline flowing … Read More

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UPDATE – Fr. Paul Mankowski, SJ – R.I.P.

UPDATE 3 Sept 202 15:12 CDT I checked the page of the Midwest Province of the Jesuits.   Fr. Mankowski did pass away. HERE The family says that he died at 1PM CDT.  In other words, just minutes after I finished … Read More

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PODCAzT 183: Bp. Schneider’s call for a Crusade of Eucharistic Reparation – ACTION ITEM!

Bp. Schneider has called for a Crusade of Eucharistic Reparation. He released a text on his site, Gloria Dei, about sins against the Blessed Sacrament, offences against our Lord in the Eucharist, and the need of such a coordinated campaign. … Read More

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