The Mass & Holy Orders

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The Mass and the Once and For All Sacrifice of Christ by Marcellino D'Ambrosio

Understanding the Mass, Part I - Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio

Understanding the Mass, Part 2 - Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio

Understanding the Mass, Part 3 - Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio

Understanding the Mass, Part IV-Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio 

Understanding the Mass, Part V-Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio 

Pope John Paul II - Virginity or Celibacy for the Sake of the Kingdom

Redemptionis Sacramentum

ANALYSIS OF MOTU PROPRIO: SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM ("The World Over" Air Dates: 7/9/2007, 7/13/2007 & 9/14/2007)

CDW - Circular Letter Concerning Preparation and Celebration of Easter Feasts

On Priestly Ordinations and Pentecost

East-West Difference Over Priestly Celibacy

Letter for the Sanctification of the Clergy

Letter: World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests

Dossier on the Motu Proprio of Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI - Mass of Priestly Ordination: Pentecost Sunday, 15 May 2005


Bishop Gregory on the Challenges Facing U.S. Prelates

556 Reasons For Hope (CRISIS Magazine - e-Letter-September 10, 2004)


Father Edward McNamara - Redemptionis Sacramentum's Attempt to Clear the Air on Liturgy

Sacerdotalis Caelibatus


Cardinal Francis Arinze - Commentary on the Instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum

Biblical Origens of the Mass

Pope Paul VI - The Office of Bishop

Letter to Priests, 2004

Father Stuart Bate, O.M.I. - Personal Example of the Parish Priest Is What Attracts Vocations

Cardinal Meisner on Why Non-Catholics Cannot Receive Communion


Liturgical Abuses-Summarized from Redemptionis Sacramentum 

Pope Paul VI - Need for Worthy Expression in Chant and Sacred Music

Pope Paul VI - Need for Latin Remains Unchanged

Pope John Paul II - Centenary of the Motu Proprio Tra Le Sollecitudini

Cardinal Castrillón on What People Expect of Priests

Permanent Deacons Help Church Stay Close to the Faithful, Pope Says

John Paul II Hails "Inestimable Value" of Priestly Celibacy

Vicesimus Quintus Annus

Various - For the 40th Anniversary of Sacrosanctum Concilium


Mediator Dei

The Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Sacrament of the Eucharist: Basic Questions and Answers

Catholic Priesthood Through the Ages

ZENIT - Diocesan Priests Who Opt to Live in Fraternity



A Response to the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue Between the Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church Regarding the Munich Document: "The Mystery of the Church and of the Eucharist in the Light of the Mystery of the Holy Trinity

An Agreed Statement on the Holy Eucharist


Priestly Celibacy, a Supernatural Sign

Head of U.S. Episcopate Affirms Priestly Celibacy

Archbishop Dolan's Article in Wake of Priests' Letter

Bishop Gregory's Letter to Milwaukee Archbishop on Celibacy

In Letter, 600 Clergy Reaffirm Vow of Celibacy

Pope Paul VI - Devotion to Holy Eucharist Outside Mass

Sacram Liturgiam

Liturgiam Authenticam

Sacrum Diaconatus Ordinem

CDF - Concerning the Reception of Holy Communion by Divorced and Remarried Members of the Faithful

Ecclesia Dei

Ordinatio Sacerdotalis

CCE & CCL - Permanent Deacons

CCL - The Priest, Pastor and Leader of the Parish Community

How to Refute Arguments Against Priestly Celibacy

CDF - Declaration on the Admission of Women to the Ministerial Priesthood

ZENIT - Vatican II, 40 Years Later: Sacrosanctum Concilium



"Liturgy Commits Us to What Has Been Celebrated"

Dies Domini

'Changes in Mass for greater apostolate' (Paul VI audience)

Pope Paul VI - The Mass Is the Same

The History of Eucharistic Adoration

Eucharist Is "Center of the Life of the Church"

Archbishop Angelo Amato, S.D.B. - Commentary on the Instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum

Fr Urbano Navarrete, S.J. - Commentary on the Instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum

Declaration on First Confession and First Communion

Excommunication - Contempt for Eucharist

Extending the Practice of Communion Under Both Kinds

Solemnity of Corpus Christi - Homily of John Paul II

Former Lutheran Pastor Debunks Women's Ordination (Part 1)

Former Lutheran Pastor Defends All-Male Priesthood (Part 2)

"The Real Reason for the Vocation Crisis"

Think Twice Before Burning Your Censer Before the Lord

Three men ordained to the priesthood for the diocese ("The Florida Catholic", 5/27/2005)

On the Removal and Transfer of a Parish Priest

Nine ordained to the permanent diaconate ("The Florida Catholic", 6/24/2005)

Bishop Holley says goodbye ("The Florida Catholic", July 22, 2004)

Bishop Holley ordained in nation's capital ("The Florida Catholic", July 8, 2004)

Bishop Martin D. Holley's coat of arms and motto ("The Florida Catholic", July 8, 2004)

Bishop-designate Holley comes home ("The Florida Catholic", May 27, 2004)

Priestly Identity and the Danger of Democratism

Need for Ongoing Priestly Formation Underlined

Chicago Cardinal Reaffirms Longtime Vatican Teaching: No Homosexuals Allowed in Priesthood

Lack of Religious Practice Linked to Ignorance About Eucharist

Raising Up Priests for the New Millenium

The Disposition of Priests

Believe, Teach and Practice (Priests for Life Newsletter - May-June 2005)

Four Priests of the Word Interview with Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix, Arizona

Priestly Vocations in America: A Look At the Numbers

Homosexual men should not be accepted into seminaries, bishop says

Women's Ordination

Being true to the Holy Spirit

Pope approves barring gay seminarians (2005)

Interview with Bishop Michael A. Saltarelli, Diocese of Wilmington, Delaware (Part 1)

Interview with Bishop Michael A. Saltarelli, Diocese of Wilmington, Delaware (Part 2)

Priestly Celibacy and the Vocation to Love

Tridentine Mass "Not a Priority," Says Cardinal Arinze

Thin, Dark, Foreboding, and Happy...

Is A Total Ban on Homosexual Priests Workable?

Message of the Synod of Bishops on the Eucharist

On Priesthood and Those With Homosexual Tendencies

Father Harvey on Strengths of New Vatican Instruction

Christ, the Priest, and Death to Sin

The Problem of the Rigid Seminarian

Vatican Document on Homosexuality Creates Confusion

A U.S. National Campaign for Priestly Vocations

Toward a Holy Order

A Priesthood of Fathers

Why Not Married Priests? The Case for Clerical Celibacy

On Liturgical Norms for the Neocatechumenal Way

Homosexuality And The Seminaries: How To Read The New Vatican Instruction

How Long Should a Priest Remain In a Parish?

Leon Suprenant: Should women participate in the Holy Thursday footwashing rite?

Pope urges priests to prayer, not activism (2006)

History of Holy Week

Permanent deacons offer unique witness to laity, priests and bishops by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput (4/19/06)

Priesthood Isn't a Career, Says Pontiff

Father Nicholas Schumm ordained ("The Florida Catholic", 6/9/2006)

Welcoming a New Translation, This Time

The Gift: A Married Priest Looks at Celibacy

Father Cantalamessa on the Priesthood


Cardinal Hummes' Letter to Priests

Cardinal Hummes on Priestly Celibacy

"The Catholic Mass ... Revealed"

The Key to "Sacramentum Caritatis"

Aquinas and John Paul II on Sacrifice and Communion (Part 1)

Aquinas and John Paul II on the Eucharist (Part 2)

Bishop Alexander Sample talks about "Sacramentum Caritatis" (EWTN Live" Air Date: 4/11/2007)

Cardinal Francis Arinze - Latin and Vernacular: Language in the Roman Liturgy

Summorum Pontificum: What Will Its Impact Be?

The Ancient Tradition of Clerical Celibacy

Two Missals: One Beautiful Treasure of Love

Reorienting the Mass

A Two-Fold Use of the One Roman Rite