Michael Mazza and Men of Melchizedek Organization
On August 19th at St. Charles Micheal Mazza, a Milwaukee native and civil attorney presently studying canon law in Italy, gave a livestreamed presentation about "It Is Time To Stand And Fight - Canon Law In A Time Of Spiritual And Cultural Warfare". The talk focused on the situation in which we find ourselves (both culturally and spiritually), what the "law" really means and how it has been lived out in the history of the Church, and finally what Vatican II teaches us about lay participation in the Church and how the current Code of Canon Law envisions such participation. He also touched on how he plans to help priests who need canonical and civil legal representation.
In addition to many years of work in the Church as a teacher and catechist, Michael has over 20 years of experience practicing civil law in the US. He has one year remaining at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome for a license in canon law.
If you would like to support Michael, you may do so through our e-giving on our website or drop off a check in the parish office.
Men of Melchizedek
Also it is a good time to learn more about the Men of Melchizedek. The Men of Melchizedek was formed in response to Catholic priests, bishops and Vatican officials who request assistance in finding solutions to the proper care and treatment of clergy. The purpose of MOM is to facilitate help for priests who are experiencing difficulties in their personal life and priestly ministry.
We accomplish our mission through our network of experts in Canon law, criminal/civil law, mental health, finance and spirituality. Men of Melchizedek offers non-judgmental support and life-time accompaniment for our priest-clients who are so very much in need. We turn no priest away. Visit https://menofmelchizedek.org/ to learn more about this organization.
Men of Melchizedek Prayer For Priests
O Holy Mary, Mother of Priests, who with your beloved spouse Saint Joseph, during your sojourn here below, did nurture, protect and provide for the Most Sacred Divine Infant, Jesus Christ the High Priest. In rememberance of the joys, the sorrows, the sacrifices and the sufferings you endured as the Holy Family, we beg you now for your Heavenly maternal care for our beloved priests, your priest-sons O Merciful Mother, both living and deceased. With great confidence we beseech you to assist especially those priests who are the most troubled, tempted, discouraged and suffering. Intercede, too, for us, O Holy Mother, that we should not forget how our father Abraham reverenced Melchizedek, king of Salem and priest of God Most-High, even giving to him a tenth of all he had. With Abraham as our example, let us give constant thanks to God for all the good he has done for us through the hands of our dear priests, and let us never grow weary of giving assistance to all priests in their time of need. For as is sung in the Psalms, "God has sworn and He shall not repent, you are a priest forever in the line of Melchizedek!"