Category Archives: Priests and Priesthood

They just need to keep doing what they’re doing!

Someone once said something along the lines of, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” The Bitter Pill (aka The Tablet aka RU-486) has a story that 130 year old Wonersh Seminary in … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest says, “May Almighty God bless US” instead of “YOU”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Due to a new pastor at our parish, I’ve been hearing all sorts of novel things as Mass, and was particularly struck by the use of “May Almighty God bless US” instead of “YOU” at the … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Seven Sisters Apostolate – Fr. Z’s group

Do you know about the Seven Sisters Apostolate? I’ve written about them several times.   HERE In a nutshell, 7 women and perhaps a couple alternates, commit for 1 year to 1 hour of prayer for 1 priest each week.   Hence, … 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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19 August – LIVE VIDEO Traditional Latin Mass – 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5): St. Jean Eudes

Daily, I live-stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: St. Jean Eudes Prayers Added: For the gift of tears After Mass: Prayer in time of pandemic Will you please tell … Continue reading

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A priest makes changes: Ritus Covidensis!

What are some of the consequences of COVID-1984? I really enjoyed this email. During lockdown,our pastor permitted 5 participants daily (he probably enjoyed the days when too many showed up). He offered the TLM exclusively. He refers to the “new … Continue reading

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First Blessings by new priests. Indulgenced? NO! Interesting Latin texts. And Fr. Z rants.

There have been quite a few ordinations in the last month or so.  I am always glad to see the pictures or good video.  However, year in and year out, I note with a measure of concern among the newly … Continue reading

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Identity Crisis of Catholic Priests. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

At Crisis, there is a piece about the crisis in the Catholic priesthood. No, this was not penned by a bishop.  Nor by a priest.  Nor even by a seminarian.  Constance T. Hull wrote it, wife, mother, homeschooler who has … Continue reading

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Fr. Jonathan Robinson, CO – R.I.P.

I received word today that Fr. Jonathan Robinson of the Toronto Oratory passed away this morning.  It seems that he had a fall on St. Philip’s Day (26 May) and had been in the hospital. Would you in your kindness … 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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The priest’s traditional Vesting Prayers – Wherein Fr. Z rants

A while ago I ranted about wanting the “salt” back in the Holy Water. Of course I bless Holy Water every Sunday, and I use exorcised and blessed salt.  What I mean by “salt” in this context, are the other … Continue reading

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26 May 1991: Ordination

When this date rolls around, I usually say to myself: “Well… I made it this far.” Many priests observe the anniversary of their ordination at this time of year. It is a common time for ordinations, probably because Ember Days … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Mass at a side altar during Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament? And a short rant.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: It is permissible for to have Public Mass at a side altar during Adoration.? And does it matter that the side altar is in the sanctuary, which is quite small? It just seems odd to me … Continue reading

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CELEBRATE! 26th Anniversary of “Ordinatio sacerdotalis”!

I have a wonderful bottle of cava in the fridge.   Today, being a Vigil, is not usually a celebratory day for me, but I can’t help but let out a little whoop of joy. The lesbian writer, who was so … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Supper For The Promotion of Clericalism™ – Beef!

Last night I hosted another Supper For The Promotion of Clericalism™.  There were six of us, all told. The menu was inspired by some good chats I’ve had recently with His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Tim Finigan, a fine priest in England.  … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z rants and points a finger

In another post, I commented on some good points made by Joseph Shaw in a piece at HPR. I want to return to Shaw’s piece for some final points.  Picking up toward the end… […] It certainly would not have … 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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20 April – REQUIEM MASS “Pro defunctis sacerdotibus” – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5) – With prayer “in time of pandemic”

Will you please subscribe to my channel? HERE I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). The Mass formulary: REQUIEM “Pro defunctis sacerdotibus” After, I will recite a prayer … Continue reading

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Your Holy Thursday Sermon Notes 2020

I am sure that many of you watched a live stream of a Holy Thursday Mass. Was there a good point made in the sermon? Let us know what it was! Let’s build each other up and feed each other … Continue reading

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ITALY: At least 60 Italian priests have died after contracting coronavirus.

From CNA: At least 60 Italian priests have died after contracting coronavirus Rome, Italy, Mar 23, 2020 / 10:07 am (CNA).- In the past week alone, more than 3,000 people have died in Italy after contracting the coronavirus. Among the dead … Continue reading

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