Liturgy & Priesthood

Mass with the Local Christians in Jerusalem

January 26, 2014

Wonder what it is like to join the local Christians for Sunday morning Mass in the Holy Land? Well, now you will know. As is our pleasurable habit, Janet and I arrive a little ahead of our pilgrimage group to make sure everything is set and ready for their arrival.  Today we joined the local […]

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Humbling Message for Me from a New Priest

September 20, 2013

Dear Steve, Just a note to thank you for your apostolate and message boards. I first saw you at the very first Fullness of Truth Conference in Houston Texas, with Alex Jones, Scott Hahn, Tim Staples, ect. This conference was the crossroads where I had to face the Truth that Holy Mother Church was who, […]

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Mysterious Priest Performs Miracle at Site of Mercedes Crash

August 8, 2013

by Rajah Maples, Posted: 08.06.2013 at 11:15 PM, Updated: 08.07.2013 at 4:30 PM CENTER, MO. — Rescue workers want to thank a higher power for coming to the rescue early Sunday morning. Emergency crews spent an hour and a half trying to extricate a 19-year-old Quincy woman trapped in her in crushed car on Missouri […]

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Why Can’t Catholics Celebrate Mass where the First Mass was Celebrated – in the Upper Room?

July 18, 2013

Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin dismisses reports that Israel is planning to hand over control of the Tomb of King David to the Vatican. By Shimon Cohen, First Publish: 7/18/2013, 5:15 AM  See Steve Ray’s comments at the end of the article Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin (Likud) on Wednesday dismissed recent reports that Israel is planning […]

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Canon Lawyer Ed Peters Comments on Vatican Press Offices Unfortunate Comments about Disregard for Liturgical Law with Foot-washing

April 1, 2013

UPDATE 4/6/13 Ed Peters Responds to a critic Ed Peters Discusses Disregard for Liturgical Law in Washing Women’s Feet and Unhelpful Response from the Vatican Press Office. http://wp.me/p25nov-AP The background to this controversy is the antinomianism that prevails today. The Church is passing through a period in which the relationship between ecclesiastical law and the […]

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Annual Lenten Foot-fight: Women’s Feet Washed on Holy Thursday

March 26, 2013

The Annual Lenten Foot-fight by Dr. Edward Peters “The annual Lenten foot-fight is almost upon us. Again. “May I suggest that discussion of this matter begin with what canon and liturgical law actually say (and don’t say) about the Mandatum rite, and that serious attention be given, if not this year then next, to eliminating […]

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Primer on the Mass

March 25, 2013

A while ago I sat with a Protestant friend who came to Mass with me. To help him understand what was going on I wrote this short Primer on the Mass for him in advance. The Mass can be very confusing, even intimidating I wanted to make sure he understood how the Mass was tied […]

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Sign in a Mumbai Sacristy

November 16, 2012

Maybe this applies to those attending mass too, you think?

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Always Nice to Hear the Story of a Priest – This Friend of Mine Makes us all Proud of the Priesthood

September 7, 2012

Here is a friend of mine and a wonderful priest. I think you will enjoy this short video – his vocation story.  

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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

Zenit.org 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 (Zenit.org).- 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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