Category Archives: Mail from priests

STATEMENT from priests of the Cathedral of San Francisco about “FS” and “blessings”

This is worth notice.  Priests of the Cathedral in San Francisco have issued their own statement about FS… Conscience First (English and Spanish)  

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Fr. McTeigue responds to the response about the “Eucharistic Revival” without sufficient emphasis also on the Sacrament of Penance

A couple weeks ago, I brought to your attention a 4 November piece at Catholic World Report by Fr. Robert McTeigue, SJ, which commented on the “Eucharistic Revival” which is underway under the impulse of the bench of bishops.   Fr. … Read More

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Full marks plus an extra kudo to Jesuit Fr. Robert McTeigue, SJ. for his comments on “Eucharistic Revival”

I give full marks plus an extra kudo to Jesuit Fr. Robert McTeigue, SJ. His article at Catholic World Report is OUTSTANDING. How many times have I here urged GO TO CONFESSION! Have I not again and and begged priests … Read More

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Prayer request for an amazing priest blogger

I warmly ask the readership to pray for Fr. John Hunwicke of the superb blog Fr Hunwicke’s Mutual Enrichment. I’ve been told that he is ailing and it might not be trivial. Fr Hunwicke’s Mutual Enrichment is an obligatory daily … Read More

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Now THAT’S what I call “concelebration”!

Amazing. Photos of the ordination of 842 priests at the XXX International Eucharistic Congress in Barcelona at the Olympic stadium in Montjuich on May 31, 1952. 21 altars were erected on which 21 bishops celebrated Holy Mass simultaneously. Each bishop … Read More

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ASK FATHER: What if an aardvark runs by and the priest goofs up the LATIN while baptizing?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’m going to entirely recast this question in my own words because I need to address the answer to priests, rather than to the laymen who sent the original query. It seems that a priest recently … Read More

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“The clerics’ starting gun … Itinerarium Clericorum” read in Latin, an mp3 audio file available for priests.

I just concluded a driving road trip that chalked up over 3400 miles.  There were a few perilous moments and one or two that were, frankly, frightening.  One involved a human who shouldn’t be allowed to drive and the other … Read More

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Any readers from Kotor in Montenegro? – UPDATED

Are there any readers here from the Diocese of Kotor in Montenegro (Dioecesis Catharensis) or from the nearby area of Croatia? Why? I’m looking for a priest.  When the recent Grand Chess Tour started in Zagreb, there was a simul … Read More

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Check this blog post by a priest friend. Women clergy? The real point.

I alert the readership to a blog post by a priest friend and commentator here, Fr. Martin Fox.  You want to check into this. I am mindful of a story I read at the National Catholic Register about how in … Read More

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QUESTION FOR PRIESTS: Are you going to the St. Paul Center July conference?

Fathers, are any of you going to the St. Paul Center’s July conference for priests in West Virginia? I’m working out transportation, whether to fly, drive and see things and people along the way, etc. Drop me a line?  If … Read More

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Mail From A Priest: “I have finally begun offering the Traditional Latin Mass”

Why I do what I do. From a priest: Dear Father, I wanted to drop a note of gratitude. I have been following your blog for over a decade now and, after 2 and a half years of ordination, I … Read More

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Mail from Priests: A guy who had to go to a Novus Ordo Mass today because of bad weather.

In a text message: A priest friend sent this.  At least he was my friend before I listened to what he sent.  I may never talk to him again because I can’t un-hear it. What was that recording?  Put down … Read More

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Embarrassing attempt at bullying in Atlanta

A note to the priests and people of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, where someone in the chancery is trying to bully you into submission. Someone whom I gather is the “priest secretary” to the Archbishop of Atlanta, and who is … Read More

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Fr. John Hollowell’s brain tumor was miraculously healed at Lourdes.

Let’s be clear about something.  If we do not ask for miracles, it is unlikely that they will be granted. Fr. John Hollowell has a brief video to explain that his brain tumor, which had returned, was miraculously healed through … Read More

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ROME – 19 January 2023: Pontifical Requiem for Card. Pell (TLM)

I am told that the celebrant will be Card. Burke.

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ASK FATHER: Can we pray to the Poor Souls in Purgatory to intercede for us?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: On a recent podcast a priest said that asking a specific person in Purgatory to pray for you/us is necromancy. Thoughts? My first reaction is that Father seems not to understand the difference between conjuring spirits … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Should priests wear the biretta when preaching? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a priestly reader… QUAERITUR: I cannot find when to use the Biretta at the Homily, should it be worn, if so, then does one wear at for the Epistle & Gospel readings in the vernacular/English? Thank you for your … Read More

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WSJ: Justice Delayed for Father MacRae of beyondthesestonewalls.com

From the WSJ: Justice Delayed for Father MacRae A list of officers with credibility issues calls his 1994 conviction into question. Father Gordon MacRae has been in prison since 1994, when a New Hampshire jury convicted him of sexual assault … Read More

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The effect of lay participation on the souls of priests

I was requested by a reader to repost something I wrote back in the relatively happier times of 2017. Upon re-reading it, I think it stands still, adjustments having been made for the cruelty of Traditionis custodes. Published on: Jun 4, … Read More

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A canceled priest speaks. ACTION ITEM!

The ramifications for a priest of being canceled are manifold.  Depending on their past (whether they are late vocations and have a pension) or their families (perhaps well-to-do), life can be really complicated. “Canceled” usually means not just emotional turmoil … Read More

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