Category Archives: Cancelled Priests

FATHERS! Enlightening article at CWR – Civil Suits by Catholic Priests: A Status Report by Michael Mazza

Reverend and Dear Fathers… Here is a link to an article that was just released late yesterday on the website of The Catholic World Report. Civil Suits by Catholic Priests: A Status Report by Michael Mazza HERE Michael Mazza is … Read More

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VIDEO INTERVIEW with a Canon Lawyer specialized in penal law who defends priests

This is a valuable, highly instructive interview with Dr. Michael Mazza, a civil lawyer and canon lawyer who defends priests in canonical processes. His workload?  “Swamped.” Consider the implications of that. Some of the things he deals with. Above all: … Read More

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Another prayer for priests

Do you consciously pray for priests? For those local priests whom you know and those far away? For those whom you love? For those who are annoying or obviously in grave spiritual danger? On the sidebar I have an image … Read More

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VIDEO: Dr. Janet Smith at the Coalition For Canceled Priests conference

I debated within myself attending this conference held near Chicago by the Coalition For Canceled Priests.  This talk makes me wish that I had. NB: Coalition FOR Canceled Priests not Coalition OF Canceled Priests. That means YOU.

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QUESTION FOR PRIESTS: Are you going to the St. Paul Center July conference?

Fathers, are any of you going to the St. Paul Center’s July conference for priests in West Virginia? I’m working out transportation, whether to fly, drive and see things and people along the way, etc. Drop me a line?  If … 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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FATHERS! Called into the chancery? Possible trouble? The first 24 HOURS are critically important. Be CAREFUL. TAKE ADVICE.

One of the advantages to being in Rome is that I can catch up with friends and acquaintances who come for pleasure or for work. What work? Sometimes journalistic. Often canonical. There are canon lawyers who come to Rome for … Read More

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ROME 23/04 – Day 18: Viewed from afar

The sun rose at 0624 and set at 1956. The Ave Maria is at 2015. Weather in Rome has been… unpleasant.  Very cool, breezy and off and on rainy.  So, you can’t plan easily. Tomorrow should be nicer.  I hope … 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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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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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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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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ACTION ITEM! Raise money for a cancelled priest’s portable altar – UPDATED

UPDATE: We made our goal! Thank you to everyone who contributed. If you continue to donate to the TMSM, we will put the funds to good use! ___ Oringinally Published on: Nov 24, 2021 I have a plea to make … Read More

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Clear words from a good priest about the cruel ‘Traditionis custodes’ and worst case scenarios

Quite a few of you have written to me about something that my good friend Fr. James Jackson, FSSP (recently moved from Colorado to Rhode Island) published in his parish’s bulletin.   I received two such emails this afternoon.  Father is … Read More

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31 August – The Church Triumphant and a Patron Saint for “Cancelled” Priests

Unless you are either a true student of a) history, b) hagiography, or c) liturgy, you might have no idea what the phrase “Church Triumphant” means. Of course that phrase ultimately has an eschatological meaning, but for us in the … Read More

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Priest suspended, sent for psychological treatment for celebrating the Novus Ordo in Latin

Today I posted elsewhere something I wrote about before: Moral Injury. I originally wrote about Moral Injury because I had also, previously, written about how bishops use “psychological evaluation” – the Psych Strike Gambit – against priests to remove them … Read More

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D. Richmond: Another cancelled priest

The internecine war on priests continues. Fr. Mark White has been in the news before. He is a priest of the Diocese of Richmond. He wrote on his blog about the sex abuse crisis until the Bishop of Richmond told … Read More

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