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Priesthood

House Passes Bill to Prevent Arrest of Military Priests for Saying Mass

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In the political battle over the government shutdown, Catholic Vote reports that priests who serve as military chaplains face arrest for saying Mass, for baptizing people, for witnessing weddings or for performing any other ministry. It appears that this is one of the things the Obama Administration is doing to ensure there is maximum pain […]

Dear Everybody: Trenton And Newark are Different Dioceses

Archbishop John Myers of Newark

There is a public smearing of Archbishop John J. Myers of Newark that is now ongoing because of something that occurred in the Diocese of Trenton without the approval of either Archbishop Myers or Bishop David O’Connell of Trenton. People engaged in this campaign against Archbishop Myers would do well to understand the jurisdiction of […]

The Very Nuanced Father Z

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It appears that Father Z is getting criticism on a level that merits a blog post, so I thought I should write a note of support for him, not because he helped raise $2300 to fix our heat when it went out recently, but because he deserves to be respected in all that he is […]

What is Kevin McKenna Talking About?

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I’m going to have to ask Bruvver who this Kevin McKenna person is who writes for the Guardian, and what on earth he’s talking about here. I’m confused. McKenna thinks that the Church should be okay with “gay marriage” because if we let “gays” marry, then they won’t become priests… Even if you tell your […]

Cardinal Napier Mistreated in BBC Interview

Cardinal Napier, Catholic Archbishop of Durban, South Africa

Cardinal Napier, Archbishop of Durban, South Africa, has issued a statement rightly defending the Church and himself in the aftermath of a BBC interview wherein he was misunderstood, mischaracterized and otherwise mistreated, and where afterward his comments were further mischaracterized in some media reports. He was invited to be interviewed on the BBC’s Stephen Nolan […]

What Are ‘Deep-Seated Homosexual Tendencies’ As An Impediment to Priesthood?

In my previous post, I said that Catholic seminaries should not be accepting men with same-sex attraction. The Vatican has spoken on this topic specifically in the Instruction Concerning the Criteria for the Discernment of Vocations with regard to Persons with Homosexual Tendencies in view of their Admission to the Seminary and to Holy Orders. […]