Category Archives: Mail from priests

Fr. Angel Sotelo – RIP

Dear readers…. A friend of many years, and a long-time participant here, Fr. Angel Sotelo died yesterday. He suffered with cancer and recently had serious surgery.  He didn’t make it past cancer… … but I am confident that he made … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Do priests who celebrate only in the vernacular really know what they are saying?

From a reader…. QUAERITUR: I recently discovered the SCDF declaration Instauratio liturgica (Jan. 25, 1974), which says that the meaning of a translated sacramental formula is that of the original Latin, understood according to the mind of the Church. Especially … Read More

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BOOK: The Trouble with Magic: Our Failed Search for More and Christ’s fulfillment of our Desires

A priest friend of mine has published an interesting book about magic, witchcraft. The Trouble with Magic: Our Failed Search for More and Christ’s fulfillment of our Desires by Fr. Cliff Ermatinger US HERE – UK HERE (newly added) I haven’t read … Read More

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News From The Chaplain: “Bomb go boom”

You long-time readers will remember my good friend Fr. Charles Johnson, presently chaplain on USS Ford, which is undergoing various tests and trails as they shake her down.   We had travel vestments made for Father, when his airplane went into … Read More

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A CANCELLED PRIEST SPEAKS: #00

Today I saw a video posted by Church Militant of a panel discussion with 9 priests who have been “cancelled”.    Some of it was pretty rough… at least for me to watch. One of the things that I heard … Read More

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NOTA BENE: canceledpriests.org

Today I received a note about a priest who was, in effect, cancelled. Having been cleared of wrongdoing after a false accusation of molestation of a minor, after being cleared also by Rome, his bishop will not give him an … Read More

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The list is growing.

The list is growing… of persecuted priests. I understand that there is a fund to help Fr. Parker. HERE

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Abortion, Communion and Biden, et al.

At The Catholic Thing my good friend Fr. Murray has an exemplary piece about the FACT of public scandal created by Joe Biden and the FACT that the bishops of these USA haven’t given him the pastoral care that their … Read More

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12-15 July 2021: “LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS” Conference for Priests

For the last couple of years I have attended great summer conference for priests held in West Virginia, at a beautiful location. The conference is sponsored by the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. I’ve been much enriched by what … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Can priests refuse to hear confessions face to face?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: A bishop made a comment about saying that a priest doesn’t have the power to deny a penitent face to face confession. In other words, a bishop basically said “ a priest can’t override a penitent … Read More

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“The constant negativity directed to us priests by…” Wherein Fr. Z relates, reacts, reflects and rants.

At Catholic World Report, Fr. Peter Stravinskas offers a reflection on the way Francis seems constantly to denigrate and insult priests affects both morale and vocations. His observations coincide with my own.  One of things he said struck a strong … Read More

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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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