Liturgy & Priesthood

Bishop Zurek Clarifies Fr. Pavone’s Suspension; Ed Peters’ Comments

September 30, 2011

Bishop Zurek’s letter dated September 30, 2011. Ed Peters Comments HERE. This has certainly become a tense and contentious issue. I suggest everyone move slow and allow the bishop to do what he does — and allow Fr. Pavone to quietly pray and wait without anyone stirring up the soup and pressing for action or […]

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Why the Upcoming Changes to the Mass?

September 10, 2011

As most people know, some of the wording will be altered at English speaking Masses starting Advent 2011 – this year! Why are these changes taking place? Jimmy Akin gives a good explanation on this short YouTube video below. You may also want to visit his website at www.MassRevision.com for lots of additional resources and […]

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Do We Really Have a Pope? Some Say “NO”

June 15, 2011

There are several groups of schismatic Catholics who are called Sedvacanist. The word means “empty chair.” They think they are more Catholic than the Pope. They claim that Vatican II was illegitimate, there is no pope in Peter’s Chair and the new Mass is invalid. Such nonsense needs to be refuted since too many fall […]

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Detroit Archbishop Warns against Dissidents’ Group

June 7, 2011

Archbishop Vigneron has warned the faithful in Detroit (and others also) against attending the liturgy that will accompany the American Catholic Council June 11-12. They are a amalgamated group of malcontents, heretics, dissenters, feminists and hippie-left-overs from the 60’s and 70’s. They want to re-create the Church in their distorted image. For more info read […]

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Why Be A Priest? Vocation Stories & Answers

June 3, 2011

Check out a great new video on the priesthood at: http://whynotpriest.org/index.php?cod_lang=2. There are other inspiring videos at the site www.WhyNotPriest.org! It shows some great vocation stories and testimonies. Hopefully it is helpful for anyone asking themselves the same questions. I like the way it demonstrates the universality of the Catholic Church, from every language, culture, […]

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Day Five 5, Part 1: Forum & Colosseum

May 2, 2011

Part 1: Ancient Rome: Coliseum and Roman Forum Part II: Eucharistic Miracle at Orvieto

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Renegade Priest Suspended

May 1, 2011

Fr. Phleger Finally Suspended

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Attempted Deaconate Ordination by a Woman

April 9, 2011

Ed Peters, Canon Lawyer and Friend, writes: By seeking diaconal orders, did Norma Jean Coon commit “heresy”? The Norma Jean Coon case, which began so terribly and ended so beautifully, continues to occasion discussion. One line of thought has lately caught my eye: in light of Canons 750-751 and ap. lit. Ordinatio sacerdotalis (1994), Coon’s […]

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New Book on the Revisions to the Mass

April 5, 2011

Jimmy Akin is locked away and hard at work getting his next book ready for the revisions in the Mass. Would you like to contribute to Catholic Answers to assist in this timely project? If so, click here and see what you can do.

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Woman who Repents of Pseudo-ordination

March 17, 2011

From Canon Lawyer and Friend Ed Peters: A blog post about the National Catholic Reporter story on Norma Jean Coon, the woman who recently repented of her pseudo-ordination. Discussion of her excommunication, reconciliation, and the National Catholic Reporter story. I read with bemusement the National Catholic Reporter story on the recent reconciliation of Norma Jean […]

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“Call No Man Your Father” – (link fixed)

January 27, 2011

Why do Catholics call their priest “Father” when Jesus said, “Call no man your father.” If you haven’t heard this question yet, some day you certainly will. We must understand what Jesus was saying and why he was saying it in order to understand his words. I was asked this question again and here is […]

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Steve on the Priesthood

December 28, 2010

Vocation Boom Radio interviewed me twice about the priesthood. Below are the audio links to listen if you wish. In both audio clips (1 hour each) Steve begins at 40 minutes into the broadcast. You can slide the locator bar to wherever you want it to begin playing. 1) Steve talks about his wife Janet […]

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Chinese Episcopal Ordination Valid?

November 26, 2010

My friend and Canon Lawyer Ed Peters writes: “Was the Chinese episcopal ordination valid? I almost blogged about the Chinese episcopal ordination ceremony last Saturday, but held off for lack of concrete facts and because of the eruption of another story the same day. But a line in the HSPO press release today suggests that […]

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Priestesses? Why Only Boys Can be Daddies!

November 21, 2010

This is an excellent audio talk by Peter Kreeft on why the Catholic Church has a male-only priesthood. Why Only Boys Can Be Daddies It was only a month ago we were in Israel and a group of Anglican priests and priestesses stayed in the same hotel. Some of the men wore pinkish-purple shirts with […]

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Ed Peters on Women Priests

October 11, 2010

My friend and Canon Lawyer Ed Peters writes: Care to see just how many errors one AFP article on “women priests” can contain? Check it out my Dissection of Baloney Journalism, here: http://canonlawblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/dissection-of-baloney-journalism.html. It’s got me seeing red!

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Bishop Refuses Eucharist to Gay Activists

October 9, 2010

Support Archbishop John Nienstedt who is now under attack for doing the right thing. Just a few days ago, homosexual activists wearing rainbow sashes and buttons attempted to receive Holy Communion from him during Mass. The activists even bragged: “We were making a statement during the Eucharist.” His Excellency stood firm, blessed them, but charitably […]

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