Category Archives: Mail from priests

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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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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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