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Tag Archives: Confraternity of Catholic Clergy
Fathers. Have you heard if there is much going on with the various national iterations of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy? I’ve look around on their websites, but I don’t see all that much posted. Inquiring minds what to know. The … Read More
This comes by way of intermediaries of the best sort. First, my friend Fr. Tim Finigan, His Hermeneuticalness, tweeted. He tweeted about a meeting of the wonderful Confraternity of Catholic Clergy in the UK, which had a meeting. That Confraternity had a … Read More
The US version of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy will be holding its meeting 12-15 July in Philadelphia, PA. Click on over there and have a look. The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy is an association of 600 Roman Catholic Priests … Read More
Now that the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation (P-SAE) Amoris Laetitia is settling in, I have few more observations. First, “left” and “right” have reacted predictably. We are challenged by the P-SAE in different ways. The P-SAE doesn’t change Catholic doctrine, though some … Read More
Do you remember that a large number of priests in the UK signed a letter asking the members of the Synod to affirm Catholic doctrine? That sounds so strange to me as I read back in the head what I … Read More
The conference I attended in Rome, held by the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy, has concluded. The CCC groups represented were from Australia, Ireland, the UK, and USA. The CCC issued a joint statement, HERE, which follows (my emphases): Statement in … Read More
I had a lot to do in Rome today, many errands. I won’t bore you with them. Most of you want to know what I ate, anyway. I made breakfast in my own place: eggs over easy with prosciutto in … Read More
The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy conferences continueth. Today we have as our speaker His Excellency Most Reverend Augustine DiNoia, OP. He is speaking on … wait for it… priesthood. He is a gifted teacher. UPDATE The talk about priesthood we … Read More
Here is something for all my priestly friends in the UK. I received this from a clerical friend, whom I hope to see during September: The British Confraternity of Catholic Clergy will hold their second annual colloquium at the Oratory … Read More
I received a note from my friend Fr. Trigilio about the upcoming annual meeting of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy: WHEN: JULY 31 – AUGUST 3 WHERE: Cardinal Stritch Retreat House in Mundelein, IL WHO: All Catholic priests, deacons and … Read More
Some time ago I mentioned in these electronic pages that in England some good, loyal, faithful, holy priests were forming a Confraternity of Catholic Clergy. Here is an update received from one of their organizers. British Confraternity of Priests Meets … Read More
A while back I told you that in England some priests have started a new Confraternity of Catholic Clergy. They want a Confraternity which is faithful to Catholic doctrine and their identity as Catholic priests. I know quite a few … Read More
This is something for all priests, especially in the USA. Lay people should also take note of this. Confraternity of Catholic Clergy 2011 Convocation – JULY 26 – 29 Adoremus in Aeternam CARDINAL STRITCH RETREAT HOUSE 1300 Stritch Drive Mundelein, … Read More