Daily Archives: 29 May 2017

A bishop says: “the actual pastoral action of Jesus Christ… does not first demand a change of life”

The National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) ballyhoos heterodoxy and immoral actions.
They have a story about a commencement address delivered by the Bishop of San Diego, Robert McElroy, to graduates at Jesuit-run Santa Clara University, a member of the Graduate Theological Union … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What if we are alive when Christ returns?

From a reader…

QUAERITUR:
Is it true that we will all die? If Jesus comes at this very moment many people will be alive. Do we die before going to hell or Heaven?
First, we don’t know exactly what is going to happen, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why do priests impose hands during ordinations?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I attended the sacerdotal ordination of 5 priests for my diocese last Saturday.
After the bishop imposed hands, other priests participating in the Mass also imposed hands on the candidates. Since priests lack the fullness of the priesthood, what … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Priests and Priesthood | Tagged , | 13 Comments

Sec. Mattis on what keeps him awake at night

SecDef Mattis (USMC-Ret) on what keeps him awake at night:

We need more of this attitude in Holy Church, especially from our officers, the clergy.

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‘Tis the season for ordinations

This is ordination season in many places.  I’ve been getting news about priestly ordinations and some of it is good. While my impression is that diocesan vocations are down in the last few years, some places there is growth.
In Wichita, … Continue reading

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The penny dropped for another musician

The penny dropped for another musician.
At increasingly useful Crisis today I read a piece by a musician about the state of church music today.  His summary: disaster resulted from the degradation of sacred worship in Latin.   Of course it did. … Continue reading

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Posted in Hard-Identity Catholicism, Latin, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, New Evangelization, The future and our choices | Tagged , , , | 37 Comments