Practical, demonstrated knowledge informs our clerical vocational training program. The sole aim is to enable trainees to administer the sacraments with competent ease. There's no false pretense that we're producing anything like pre-Vatican II priests. We know it can't be done, at least not in American sede circles. (If you want first-rate performance, go to an FSSP or SSPX chapel.)
The facts are simple: there's no professionally trained cadre of instructors to make it happen in Sedelandia USA. We've seen that the self-taught, embarrassingly unprofessional "professoriate" has too many yawning gaps in its little learning to manage an authentic program of priestly formation. (Not knowing the difference between a noun and an adjective is just the tip of the iceberg of ignorance: the Blunderer's Work of Human Hands shows how deep it goes.) Let's face it: the faithful really don't need classically formed priests during the crisis anyway. What they do need for their salvation is clergy more competent than the malformed Pesthouse completers and their poseur "instructors." (They also don't need grasping servants of Mammon, either.)
That will be a nice change of pace, don't you think?
Conferral of the Subdiaconate
How to Organize and Manage a Successful Catechism Program (1 hr./wk.) Guidance on selecting materials, monitoring instruction, and assessing performance.
Conferral of the Diaconate
Conferral of the Presbyterate
Analysis and Critique of Mass Daily (7 hrs./wk) The new priest will celebrate Low Mass each day under the supervision and guidance of a veteran priest and/or knowledgeable layman, who will provide feedback.
How to Conduct Holy Week in Small Churches (3 hrs./wk.) The priest will practice how to carry out the ceremonies of Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday.
How to Hear Confessions (2 hr./wk.) A veteran priest will coach and prepare the new priest to hear confessions and administer the sacrament of penance.
Memory Lab (1 hr./wk.) Memorizing the memoriter scienda, the prayers and formulae a priest needs to have learned by heart for the competent administration of the sacraments.
Daily Recitation of the Divine Office (In English)
Analysis and Critique of Mass Daily (7 hrs./wk.) The priest will say Low Mass each day under the supervision of a veteran priest or a knowledgeable layman, who will provide feedback.
How to Hear Confessions (2 hrs./wk.) A veteran priest will coach and prepare the priest to administer the sacrament of penance. Toward the end of the quarter, the priest will hear confessions.
Mariology (2 hrs./wk.) The science of the person and role of the BVM in her relationship with the Incarnation and Redemption. The priest will especially learn why the manipulative sentimentalism of one infamous Traddie bishop is an impiety.
You may have noticed the omission of two subjects: canon law and homiletics.