Liturgy & Priesthood

Controversy Over Neumayr’s Article on Eucharist, Pelosi and Cardinal Wuerl

March 20, 2012

Update Below from Ed Peters. Neumayr’s Article begins: Cardinal Wuerl’s Dereliction of Duty, by George Neumayr on 3.19.12 @ 6:09AM “Since he won’t control the sacraments, the Church’s enemies will. “The road to hell is paved with the skulls of bad bishops. That’s a slight paraphrase of a line from St. John Chrysostom. “The saints […]

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Number of Priests in the World Increase & other statistics

March 14, 2012 Report: Number of Priests in the World Continues to Increase and a lot of other world-wide statistics on the Catholic Church. EWTN Report

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Gestures and Postures of the Congregation at Mass: What To Do At Each Stage of the Mass

February 9, 2012

Good article in Adoremus written by the the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. Responses to Questions on Kneeling for Communion, reception in the hand or on the tongue, etc.

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The New Missal – if Frustrated, to Whom Should Your Frustration be Directed?

November 29, 2011

We went to 7 AM Mass on Sunday – not to our usual parish. I could see that some liked the Missal changes and some did not. I sure did, the priest did not. He expected us to follow the new words but he didn’t — he improvised his wording. I know because I followed […]

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Reverant, Enthusiastic Mass in Rome

November 6, 2011

Today is Sunday so we went to one of the 800+ churches in Rome. it was the Gregorio VII Catholic Church. It was full at 11:30 AM but there were five other Masses today. Imagine that there are an similar number of Masses at the other churches. That is 800 churches x 6 Masses = […]

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Most Priests are Happy and Appreciate Celibacy

October 6, 2011

Study Shows: Most Priests Are Happy, Appreciate Celibacy; An Interview With Monsignor Stephen Rossetti, By Genevieve Pollock WASHINGTON, D.C., OCT. 5, 2011 ( Priests in general are among the happiest members of society, says Monsignor Stephen Rossetti, and contrary to secular opinion, most embrace celibacy as a positive aspect of their vocation. These were some […]

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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 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: There are other inspiring videos at the site! 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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