Category Archives: Priests and Priesthood

Some stuff from my mail

These came to my mail. A little levity in a serious matter. And, in language the left can understand… Twitter provides more grist. This from Beans.. How much damage the use of “ontological” has done to recent Church teaching on … Continue reading

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More about #BOOKGATE and a Litany Against Modernists

More on BOOKGATE below. But first, I thought some of you would enjoy this new litany (for private use) in Italian. LITANIE ANTIMODERNISTE O glorioso S.Ignazio   fa finire questo strazio S. Giovanna d’Arco   al modernista chiudi il varco … Continue reading

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UPDATE – HILARITY ENSUES- Lib reactions to the new book from Card. Sarah and Benedict XVI

UPDATE 15 Jan 2020: Antonio Socci (not a fan of Francis) says in Facebook (I’m not a fan of Facebook) that Francis summoned Archbp. Gänswein, read him a riot act, and demanded that Benedict’s name be removed from the book. … Continue reading

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Summary of FACTS about the controversial new book by BOTH Card. Sarah and Benedict XVI

Edward Pentin has posted at the National Catholic Register a summary of the FACTS surrounding the controversial new book from Card. Sarah and Pope Benedict XVI. HERE As you know, as soon as the book was announced the attacks began … Continue reading

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“With all the priests, we pray: Save us, Lord, we perish!” A snippet from the new Benedict/Sarah book

A snip of the co-authored introduction from the new book, by Sarah and Benedict.   The book is offered “en hommage” to all the priests of the world. We thought in particular of priests. Our priestly heart wanted to comfort them, … Continue reading

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FIRST REMARKS about the new book by Card. Sarah and Benedict XVI

Robert Card. Sarah and Pope Benedict XVI have collaborated on a new book. They respond to certain aspects of The Present Crisis.™ From the Depths of our Hearts The dedication of the book says it all. En hommage aux prêtres … Continue reading

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From the Seven Sisters Apostolate about distraction during prayer

I have written about the Seven Sisters Apostolate on other occasions.   It is a great pleasure to know that there is a group organized for my poor person.   As a matter of fact, lately I have wondered on a few … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 2019 32: The first shedding of His Blood

Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 32, The Octave of Christmas, the 8th day after Christmas, Feast of the Circumcision, Feast of Mary the Mother of God. This is the final podcast. Slightly longer today.  Dom Prosper Guéranger sets the scene for this … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Are “Novus Ordo” ordinations truly valid?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, I’ve done some reading on whether Novus Order orders are truly valid or not and am confused. Would love to get your learned comments on the matter. Thanks for your work. You ask if ordinations … Continue reading

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Support for Fr. Joseph Illo. Fr. Z rants about denial of Communion

I want to offer my public support for Fr. Joseph Illo in San Francisco at Star of the Sea (beautiful title).  He wrote about a tough call he had to make as pastor.  HERE The basics: A women took her … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 2019 05: Angelic suggestions or our own thoughts?

Here is ADVENTCAzT 05, for Thursday in the 1st Week of Advent. Today Abbot Anscar Vonier in The Human Soul [US HERE – UK HERE] talks about how angels prompt us. Since it is Thursday, we pray for priests. We … Continue reading

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New gear from Rome: Vimpae and BUCKLES!

New gear came from Rome, today. I had a pair of vimpae made with Bp. Hying’s coat-of-arms. These are used during Masses with bishops by the ministers who hold the miter and the crosier. Also, there are silver shoe buckles. … Continue reading

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PRIEST HUNT: Europe – Mozarabic Rite

I was contacted in regard to finding a priest in Europe who can travel and who can celebrated the Mozarabic Rite. Yes, you read that correctly. Drop me a line.  HERE  

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ACTION ITEM! Seminarians are waiting for BIRETTAS! Priests are waiting for SATURNOS!

I had a note from John in Church Goods at Leaflet Missal in St. Paul.  John is at the action center of the Birettas for Seminarians Project and the Saturnos for Priests Project. John reports: Update: Priests waiting for Saturnos – … Continue reading

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When life gives you lemons, you can help seminarians

Did you know that in the Roman Rite we use liturgical lemons? Whenever the celebrant has to clean something off his hands, such as chrism or ash, he uses pieces of bread and slices of lemons.  Water isn’t enough cut … Continue reading

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