Category Archives: Year of Priests

Benedict XVI on Year of Faith: “a pilgrimage in the deserts of today’s world, taking with us only what is necessary”

“Reference to the documents saves us from extremes of anachronistic nostalgia and running too far ahead, and allows what is new to be welcomed in a context of continuity.” Thus, Benedict XVI during his homily for the Opening of the Year … Continue reading

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Card. Meisner: converted priests, not ecclesial engineers

This from CNA is a few days old, but it deserves some attention: World needs converted priests, not ecclesial engineers, Cardinal Meisner states Vatican City, Jun 10, 2010 / 07:35 pm (CNA).- The Archbishop of Cologne, Cardinal Joaquim Meisner, addressed … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s sermon for Sacred Heart and close of Year for Priests

Here is the Holy Father’s sermon for the Feast of the Sacred Heart, marking the closing of the Year for Priests. I divided the paragraphs a bit more than the release did to make it easier to follow and added … Continue reading

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PLENARY INDULGENCE for Closing Day of Year for Priests

I would like to remind all lay people that it is possible to obtain, on the closing day for the Year for Priests, 19 June, a plenary indulgence.  The decree of the Penitenzieria Apostolica says: During the Year for Priests … Continue reading

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REMEMBER! 1st Thursday PLENARY INDULGENCE

Remember!  The final 1st Thursday in Year for Priests. In this year dedicated to priests and prayer for priests, Holy Church has provided lay people with a special plenary indulgence on first Thursdays of each month. For the faithful, a … Continue reading

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REMEMBER! 1st Thursday PLENARY INDULGENCE

Remember!  1st Thursday is TODAY… make a plan. In this year dedicated to priests and prayer for priests, Holy Church has provided lay people with a special plenary indulgence on first Thursdays of each month. For the faithful, a plenary … Continue reading

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The Perfect Priest

The entry here reminded me of an old chestnut about a chain letter: The Perfect Priest The results of a computerized survey indicate the perfect priest preaches exactly fifteen minutes. He condemns sins but never upsets anyone. He works from … Continue reading

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A new, excellent video DVD on the priesthood

Together with the Vatican Congregation for Clergy, a group in Spain called Home of the Mother (something to do with the EUK Mamie Foundation) has put out a 30 minute video DVD on the vocation to the priesthood. The DVD … Continue reading

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Guest rant about priests and then Fr. Z rants about priests

Our friend at Recovering Dissident Catholic, "Cathy of Alexandria" has a particularly good rant, which I feature here (with edits) as a "guest rant".  My emphases and comments. A good priest is hard to find. Heck, a PRIEST can be … Continue reading

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A cautionary tale about why we must NEVER stop praying for priests

I read the news that former priest and liberal critic of the Catholic Church James Kavanaugh died at the age of 81.  The story is on mlive.com. One of my spies told me something that the obituary does not mention: … Continue reading

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Card. Hummes: Without prayer, priests die of starvation.

From CNA: Cardinal Hummes calls priests to strengthen ministry through prayer Vatican City, Dec 16, 2009 / 06:57 pm (CNA).- The prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, Cardinal Claudio Hummes, encouraged priests this week not to neglect prayer because … Continue reading

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Series of columns on ZENIT: The Priest in the Eucharistic Celebration

From ZENIT with my emphases and comments: The Priesthood and the Mass Theologian Notes the Priest’s Privileged Role By Father Mauro Gagliardi VATICAN CITY, NOV. 20, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI proclaimed, as everyone knows, the Year for Priests (June 2009-June … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Prayer Crusade for Priests (Angelus Press)

I received from Angelus Press a small book I want to bring to your attention. This little book contains prayers in support of priests.  A very good thing to have during this Year for Priests. Inside you kind prayers and … Continue reading

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KC Bp. Finn – Priesthood Sunday in the Year For Priests

A reader alerted me to this from the upcoming edition of The Catholic Key: October 25: Priesthood Sunday in the Year For PriestsBy Most Rev. Robert W. FinnBishop of Kansas City – St. Joseph We have in our Diocese of … Continue reading

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Excellent conference for priests in Rome 4-8 January

There will be a very good conference in Rome for priests … for priests… just after the 1st of the year. It is pretty good timing, since that is often when priests take a little time off after the Christmas … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 92: Gregory the Great to bishops on preaching the hard stuff; Harvest Moon

In this audio project, St. Gregory the Great (+604) tells priests about the need to preach also the hard stuff. Bishops especially must not be afraid to preach the truth, or worry about human respect.  They have a duty to … Continue reading

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First THURSDAY of the month – plenary indulgence offered

Remember! In this year dedicated to priests and prayer for priests, Holy Church has provided lay people with a special plenary indulgence on first Thursdays of each month. For the faithful, a plenary indulgence can be obtained on the opening … Continue reading

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National Catholic Register thanks priests

On the very day the Year for Priests began, I was happily able to post about a nice thing that happened to me on an airplane. This now comes from the editors of the National Catholic Register with my emphases … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Closing of Year for Priests, June 11 or June 19?

From a priest reader: I’d like to point out a discrepancy, with the hopes that your wide outreach might bring about a clarification. The discrepancy concerns the closing date for the “Year for Priests”.  The Holy Father says [LINK] that … Continue reading

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Annus Sacerdotalis: a website

A website for the Year for Priests: Annus Sacerdotalis. This site is from the Holy See’s Congregation for Clergy.

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