Category Archives: Mail from priests

ASK FATHER: A priest wants to be able to celebrate Easter in the Extraordinary Form

From a priest… QUAERUNTUR: I am the parish priest at ___.   I’m going to use the suspension of public masses to work on my Latin. [Oorah!] Thank you for encouraging and providing resources for this. Could you please send me … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM – In this time of mostly private Masses, priests should use the Traditional Latin Mass, the Extraordinary Form!

From a priest … QUAERITUR: All priests in many countries are now just doing private masses. How about saying them in ef? Thats my plan. [kudos!] Same time every day in the parish church. Can’t get more obviously private than … Continue reading

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In time of Coronovirus a priest foolishly suggests confession by phone. FAIL!

UPDATE 28 March 2020: The CDW instructed the USCCB that mobile phones should not be used to amplify vocal exchanges between confessor and penitent, when the penitent is at least a little distant from, but still with, the priest.  CNA … Continue reading

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MAIL FROM A PRIEST: “We have more time to do PRIESTLY things!” ACTION ITEM!

I want to pass along to my brother priests and bishops this great email.  Dear readers, would you consider printing it out and giving it to your local priests or sending them an email with a link to this post? … Continue reading

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12-14 June 2020, Guadalajara, Summorum Pontificum, liturgy conference with Card. Burke

In Guadalajara, Mexico, there will be a conference about Sacred Liturgy, called Summorum Pontificum.  11-14 June.  It will be held by the FSSP in Mexico.  Card. Burke will be there.   This will be their third annual conference. There will also be … Continue reading

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A priest is diagnosed with a brain tumor. See how he reacted.

Fr John Hollowell has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Here is his response to the news. Fr. Z super kudos to Fr. Hollowell.

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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST for a young priest diagnosed with ALS – #padresfight

I have sad news. Fr.  Dana Christensen, a priest of the Diocese of Sioux Falls, who comments here frequently, has been diagnosed to be in the initial stages of  amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ALS, or “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”.   There is no … Continue reading

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To save the world, we have to save the liturgy. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

My mantra in these electronic pages for years was and is and will be “Save The Liturgy, Save The World“. Sounds odd at first? Consider that of all the relationships we have, that which we have with God is and … Continue reading

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“With all the priests, we pray: Save us, Lord, we perish!” A snippet from the new Benedict/Sarah book

A snip of the co-authored introduction from the new book, by Sarah and Benedict.   The book is offered “en hommage” to all the priests of the world. We thought in particular of priests. Our priestly heart wanted to comfort them, … Continue reading

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FIRST REMARKS about the new book by Card. Sarah and Benedict XVI

Robert Card. Sarah and Pope Benedict XVI have collaborated on a new book. They respond to certain aspects of The Present Crisis.™ From the Depths of our Hearts The dedication of the book says it all. En hommage aux prêtres … Continue reading

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Support for Fr. Joseph Illo. Fr. Z rants about denial of Communion

I want to offer my public support for Fr. Joseph Illo in San Francisco at Star of the Sea (beautiful title).  He wrote about a tough call he had to make as pastor.  HERE The basics: A women took her … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM: Rapid response to help a priest

Dear readers, without going into details, I suggest a rapid response of charity for a priest whom I believe to have been falsely accused of something and poorly treated thereafter… for a long time in a kind of hellish diocesan … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Are vestments made of materials other than silk tolerated for Mass in the Extraordinary Form?

From a priest… QUAERITUR: My sincere thanks and respects for your good work you do with your “blogapostolate”. Your words have helped my keep my head and remain in my foxhole fighting on while trusting Our Lord. My question: Are … Continue reading

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@FatherTF good explanation of “Perfect Contrition”

Sometimes we Catholics use technical terms which, over time, have become a little confusing.  For example, recently I wrote a clarification about what praying for the “Pope’s intentions” really means. My good friend Fr. Tim Finigan, His Hermeneuticalness, has a good post … Continue reading

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A ‘Humanae vitae’ moment for this pontificate? It’s time to pray for a miracle.

I have in the past written, when writing about miracles, that it we don’t pray for miracles, we won’t receive them. Praying does not compel God to grant them, but praying prepares us to accept all that God grants and … Continue reading

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