Category Archives: Mail from priests

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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! A priest’s request for prayers – IMPORTANT UPDATE!

UPDATE 31 July 2020: GREAT news.   I have in the past written about the Seven Sisters Apostolate.  This is one of the best initiatives I know.  I am grateful to them. I was contacted by some women who want to … Continue reading

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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST FOR A DYING PRIEST: Fr. Charles Briggs

My good friend Fr. Tim Finigan has, at his excellent blog The Hermeneutic of Continuity, a sad piece of news about a mutual friend, and a fine priest, Fr. Charles Briggs, P.P. of Chistlehurst.  Fr. Briggs is the last days of … Continue reading

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GUEST POST from a priest: “The Holy See has become a dumpster fire, and the boldness of the Gospel is wanting.”

GUEST POST: From a priest reader of this blog… I am grateful that your ministry serves as a voice for many faithful and Traditional Catholics. I have come a long way from hostility to the usus antiquor to being convinced … Continue reading

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A man you readers helped has been ordained to the priesthood!

Here’s something to make your day a little brighter. Do you long term readers remember helping an American seminarian, then deacon, for the Institute of Christ the King raise money to pay for his seminary formation?  (Yes, most of the … Continue reading

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PRIESTS: Are you available to take a “Gregorian Mass” intention? UPDATE

UPDATE 17 July: LISTEN UP, lay folk!  If you are not really serious about having a Gregorian set of Masses said, then DON’T waste my time and the time of priests I’m in contact with.  I post this invitation.  People … Continue reading

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Another vain attempt to impose Novus Ordo lockstep unity on the faithful: Archdiocese of Seattle

It is at least ill-advised to attempt the same thing again and again and again with unvarying poor results, and yet keep on the poorly chosen course. Yet another discouraging example of episcopal over-reach, in the interest in trying to … Continue reading

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Your Good News

If there were a time for some good news for the readership, this is it. Do you have some good news to share? Here is some great news. Last Saturday three new priests were ordained for the Archdiocese for the … Continue reading

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A priest learns the Traditional Latin Mass during COVID-1984

In contrast to the pure stupid coming up in COVID-1984 time, there are bright spots. I was directed to a blog post by a priest, Fr. Joseph Faulkner of St. Wenceslaus in (I love this name) Wahoo, Nebraska.  I have … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Fr. Finigan on the English Martyrs!

My good friend, His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Tim Finigan, has posted a wonderful short video talk about the English Martyrs, whose Feast was celebrated yesterday in England. You won’t be disappointed!

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ASK FATHER: Words of comfort for those whose bishop demand Communion only on the hand?

From a priest… QUAERITUR: I am a parish priest in a Midwestern diocese. Our bishop is allowing us to celebrate the Mass publicly again soon. One of the stipulations is that communion can only be given in the hand. Do … Continue reading

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From a priest – In Coronavirus time “conservative priests have become more liberal and liberals more conservative”

From a priest… A brother priest, in a recent conversation, made an interesting comment about our diocese. For context, he is one who offers both the Novus and Vetus Ordo forms of the Holy Mass in his parish. To paraphrase … Continue reading

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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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