Category Archives: Priests and Priesthood

ADVENTCAzT 2022: 07 – Saturday 1st Week Advent: Dissipated souls

Today, we hear about the Rorate Mass in honor of the Blessed Virgin on Saturday’s of Advent.  Card. Bacci talks about “dissipated souls”.  St. John Vianney prays for priests.  The Benedictines of Mary sing to Mary, Queen of Priests and … Read More

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ASK FATHER: How to deal with a priest who has a difficult personality?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Dear Father Z, I have a question about how to deal with a priest who has a difficult personality. He can be very rough and impolite in his language, even during Mass. He is known for … Read More

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ASK FATHER: What is a reasonable donation to a priest for a request to say a Mass?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: What is a reasonable ordinary donation to a priest in connection with a request to say a mass. Or a reasonable range? I understand that it is not strictly necessary to send a certain amount, and … 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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With so much that is British in the news right now, I have in mind my dearly missed priest friends in England. VIDEO suggestion.

With so much that is British in the news right now, I have in mind my dearly missed priest friends in England. I haven’t been able to visit them for a long time. That being the case, here is a … Read More

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St. Raymond Nonnatus: A Patron Saint of Canceled Priests

An additional note about St. Raymond Nonnatus.  I mentioned his feast in the Rome Shot post today. And today we have the amazing St. Raymond Nonnatus (yes, from Latin non natus). St. Raymond became Master General of the Mercedarians who labored to raise … Read More

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FATHERS! “The first few hours after an accusation is made are absolutely critical.”

UPDATE: 27 Aug 2022 12:14: From my friend… GOOD GRIEF! Your readers really responded – as in, immediately! The book is now SOLD OUT, thanks to you. So I’m busy boxing up more copies to send to the Amazon warehouses. … Read More

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The persecution of Tradition, Priests and the affliction of Moral Injury

A year ago, I posted about the psychological abuse of priests and the resulting moral injury.  This topic returned to the fore as I read a recent story about a priest who was forced out of his position because he … Read More

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19 August – St. John Eudes: “Bad priests are a sign of God’s anger”

Today is the Feast of St. John Eudes, a great saint of the 17th c.  A great missionary. He was a promoter of devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and spiritual writer. Canonized in 1920’s, he has a gigantic … Read More

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In your goodness, pray for falsely accused priests and canceled priests

The way priests have been treated in the last years… However, it’s not all, or rather, only bad news. I saw a glimmer at MediaReport. Another Wave of Falsely Accused Priests Returned to Ministry As we have written many times, … Read More

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WDTPRS: Mass Prayers “Pro seipso sacerdote – For the priest himself” (1962MR)

This time of year many new priests are being ordained and, consequently, many priests observe their own anniversaries. In the traditional, Vetus Ordo of the Roman Rite a priest can add orations for himself, Pro seipso sacerdote, on the anniversary … Read More

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One bishop, two dioceses.

At Catholic Culture Phil Lawler has views about the recent appointment of one bishop to oversee two distinct dioceses. Yesterday’s news included the curious report that in two different cases—one in Ireland, one in Wales—Pope Francis had appointed one bishop to … Read More

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STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Audio from Fr. Z

Here also are my audio projects of the Way of the Cross. On 1st Fridays, do please pray the Act of Reparation. What we need right now is PRAYER, especially now. And remember to GO TO CONFESSION! For priests, especially, try The Way Of … Read More

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A few thoughts about today’s Vetus Ordo reading from Daniel and priestly identity

This is Thursday in Passion Week. Today in the Gospel a penitent woman washes Christ feet with her tears. One week from today is Holy Thursday when Christ washed the feet of his Apostles. The first reading today is from … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Validity of absolution of accomplices in sexual sins and the censures – revisited in light of Amoris laetitia fn. 351

Today I had a somewhat protracted session of texting concerning censures for certain sins against the 6th Commandment of the Decalogue. For example, what happens to a priest who in the context of the Sacrament of Penance (and by extension … Read More

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But remember… the problem is the Traditional Latin Mass!

But remember… the problem is the Traditional Latin Mass! If only we could shut it down, the seminaries would fill up again. Right? The average age of a priest in the United States is 67. The large ordination classes of … Read More

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ACTION ITEM & BOOK NOTICE: A “how to” manual of ceremonies for the PRE-1955 TRIDUUM and PENTECOST! Wherein Fr. Z rants on the times we are in, books you should buy, and why you should buy them.

I have an action item for you.  Below, I am pushing a couple of books, one old and one new.  Here on my treasure chest, this blog, I am channeling my inner Matthew 13:52. But first, a rant from your … Read More

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Vetus Ordo – Viganò – VIDEO

At Rumble – HERE – there is a longish and passionate video from 2 Jan ’22 in English with transcript by Archbp Carlo Maria Viganò, once Nuncio in these USA, then targeted for cancelation by the powers-that-be for knowing too … Read More

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25 December 2020: Fr. Reginald Foster, OCD – R.I.P. – 1st Anniversary of death

In your kindness please pray for the repose of the soul of a priest friend who died one year ago, today, Christmas Day. Fr. Reginald Foster, OCD, was a famous Latinist. He was a complicated guy and not always easily … Read More

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