Tag Archives: Priesthood

Birettas

The subject of that odd square hat that goes on round heads has come up in the blog of my dear brother in the priesthood, Fr Jonathan Munn in Get a hat, get a head! I still have the birettas … Continue reading

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Rigid Priests

There is a flip side of the article to which I linked yesterday. I have to admit that I hadn’t yet read the link Fr Blake’s gave to Pope Francis’ “remarks recently about priests of whom he is afraid“. I … Continue reading

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Nihil operi Dei praeponatur

Nothing is to be preferred to the Work of God. These are words of wisdom from the holy Rule of St Benedict. The Work of God, the Opus Dei, is not a Roman Catholic order of dour-faced priests but the … Continue reading

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Long haired priests

I hesitated writing about this, as it concerns something so trifling as not to merit much attention. Some people do ask the question, as attested by my stats page – Are priests allowed to have long hair? I suppose I … Continue reading

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Why be a priest?

E-mails have been sent around with a link to Was Philip North right? – five years on. The person running the Ordinariate Expats blog simply asks for opinions. In the exchange of e-mails, it is all taken as an affront to … Continue reading

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Clericalism

This subject has come up in a couple of blogs. John Beeler writes this: Clericalism. I knew some of this. Even in the Middle Ages and the Counter-Reformation, “secular” (diocesan) priests’ lives weren’t quite like the 1800s Catholic model we … Continue reading

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Fr Hunwicke and Orders

Clarification: In writing this article, I wish to make it clear that I assume readers to have consulted the following articles by Fr Hunwicke and read them fully. Reordination: (1) Reordination (2) Reordination (3): Consummatio Reordination (4); Consummatio; Anglicans I … Continue reading

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