Tag - priesthood

Fulton Sheen On The Laity… But What Can The Laity DO To “See That Priests Act Like Priests”?

On a previous thread, Marinaio concludes a comment as follows:  Yesterday’s Gospel warned us of what we are seeing: the hierarchy — the pope and the vast majority of bishops — are ravening wolves in sheep’s clothing. Let us stand together and defend the flock against those rapacious predators. Laura replies... Your last paragraph made me think....

Lacegate: Why Does Pope Francis Hate Tradition?

From the Catholic Herald: Granny’s lace – why is Pope Francis so unsupportive of ordinary clergy? If faith, as the nuns said, was the substance of things hoped for, then lace was the outline—the suggestion—of things not seen. —Iris Anthony, The Ruins of Lace (2012) A priest writes... From time to time it seems as though Pope Francis can’t resist the urge...

Catholic Actors Must NOT Engage in Scripts/Scenes Offensive to God: A Real Turn-Off

Editor  writes... I agree 99% with the "Catholic Wife", although I would make no exceptions; even if we think something may not affect us, the Devil knows better.  We are all subject to our fallen human nature, and so I'd be exhorting us all to steer well clear of films like "Fr Stu" - about...

Happy Feast of St John Ogilvie, Scots Martyr – But Do Scots Priests Believe In Sin These Days?

From Fr John A. Hardon SJ (RIP) Archives... John Ogilvie SJ was born in Scotland of the nobility in 1589 and by that time Scotland had pretty well been lost to the Catholic Church so his up-bringing was Presbyterian. His father, to give him a better education than he could get in Scotland, sent him...

Feast of Saint Robert Southwell, English Martyr

From the Catholic Education Resource Center... ... I don't think there's a single saint who fits nicely in any box the world would like to fashion.  But St. Robert Southwell, a poet, a priest, and a martyr, defies expectations on every front. Robert Southwell was born in 1561 in Protestant England.  Though his family was Catholic, their...

Never-Ending Liturgical Abuse – It’s Impossible to Respect the New Mass… Like, REALLY Impossible

That's how the New Mass concludes  - if the priest so chooses ... Can you imagine the above happening at the Traditional Mass?  https://youtu.be/pvY_GG8P9GU

8/12: Feast of Our Lady’s Immaculate Conception – Pray Very Specially For Priests Today – Thank You!

Ave Maria, Gratia plena Hail Mary, Full of Grace Dominus tecum The Lord is with thee Benedicta tu  Blessed art thou in mulieribus among women Et benedictus fructus ventris tuae, Jesus And blessed is the fruit of thy womb - Jesus Sancta Maria Holy Mary Mater Dei Mother of God, Ora pro nobis, peccatoribus Pray for us, sinners, Nunc et in hora mortis now and at the hour of our death Amen. Comment:  Firstly,...

29/9: Feast of St Michael Archangel – Defender of the Church & the Faithful…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olXmxXQyaGQ Comment:  The crisis in the Church and the world is deepening. Thus, we find ourselves living in a Communist type dictatorship where our political masters rule by decree. We are kept nervously awaiting the latest change of restrictions on our freedom, so it might be worthwhile adding the powerful St Michael prayer to our daily...

Priest: Celtic V Rangers V Mass. Oops!

Pseudonymous Father Justin Thyme, a Glasgow priest, responsible for two parishes in Glasgow,  found himself in a bit of a bind when he realised that the kick-off for the Celtic Vs Rangers game on 31 March, 2019 was at 12 noon. Mass in one of his parishes is at 9 a.m. on Sundays,...

A Tale of Two Priests & Two Masses

From America Magazine... An ordinary Sunday morning. No parish assignment, no preaching. So I decide to go to a church that celebrates the Latin Mass every Sunday at 11 AM. I knew it would be in Latin, but I wasn’t sure if it would be the old Tridentine or new post-Vatican II Latin Mass. Clearly...