Category Archives: Brick by Brick

For the New Evangelization: New Altar Rails!

I have written of Fr. Richard Heilman and the adjustments he is making to the sacred liturgical worship in his parish of St. Mary in Pine Bluff.
Remember how he hauled the table altar out of church and switched entirely to … Continue reading

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“Whoa!” Brick by brick in the Diocese of Madison.

Here is a success story.
In the little town of Fennimore, WI, Fr. Miguel Galvez of the Society of Jesus the Priest, implemented a restoration of the St. Mary Church.
Before:

After:

There is an article about this church and the consecration of the altar in … Continue reading

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A Pontifical Mass at the Throne

At the Brigittine Priory of Our Lady of Consolation in Amity, Oregon, His Excellency Most Reverend Alexander Sample, Archbishop of Portland, celebrated Holy Mass in the older, traditional form of the Roman Rite, a Pontifical Mass at the Throne.

It will not … Continue reading

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The demise of a Brutalist church

I read at California Catholic Daily, that a church (non-Catholic) built in the Brutalist style is being torn down.  There is even a photo.

This gives hope to us all.  Brutalist and church should never be in the same brain, much … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: The fruits of ‘ad orientem’ worship in a parish.

My friend Fr. Richard Heilman, who seems to have mastered perpetual motion, has a great letter to a priest posted at his place.
You will recall that I posted photos of Fr. H dragging the table altar out of church and … Continue reading

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Archbp. Predergast restricts eulogies at funerals.

Do you remember that a couple years about Bp. Robert C. Morlino banned eulogies in the Diocese of Madison?  HERE Some people nearly lost their minds.  Morlino was only being a “good son of the Church”, as Pope Francis describes … Continue reading

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Wyoming and 18 states defend 2nd Amendment against New Jersey, federal courts

From FNC:
19 states join legal fight against New Jersey’s concealed weapons law
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming is leading a coalition of 19 states asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let them submit a brief supporting a New Jersey man’s challenge to … Continue reading

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Bp. Hubbard (D. Albany) steps aside after 38.66 years

I have been up to my ears with a couple projects and so yesterday I wasn’t able to post anything regarding the changing of the guard in the Diocese of Albany.
After 36.88 years (not that anyone is counting precisely), Albany … Continue reading

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Bp. DiMarzio: Obama proposes what is “shameful and criminal in the eyes of Almighty God”

Fr. Z kudos to Brooklyn’s bishop Most Rev. Nicholas DiMarzio.  It is dated, but it is good, and still relevant.
With a biretta tip Pewsitter and to Veneremur Cernui I saw this at CNSNews:
Catholic Bishop: Obama Is ‘Proponent’ of What is … Continue reading

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Rome intervenes to keep open church slated for closing

When parish churches have to be closed, heartbreak ensures.
But do churches have to be closed?
I have seen some instances where viable places were shut down, with the concomitant hurt and anger, for no very good reason that I could discern.
Furthermore, … Continue reading

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