Category Archives: My View

Signatures of Saints

I am in Chicago… well… north of Chicago.
Yesterday, I visited for the first time the campus of Mundelein Seminary, the University of St. Mary of (by?) the Lake. As part of the visit I was able to see some of … Continue reading

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Bp. Paprocki’s Pastoral Letter: Ars celebrandi et adorandi

His Excellency Most Rev. Thomas Paprocki of Springfield in Illinois, who is not afraid to use exorcisms, has issued a pastoral letter called Ars celebrandi et adorandi… The art of celebrating and worshiping.  He has taken his title, surely, from … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile

Home again, home again… is how the rhyme goes, I believe.
Last night Acton U closed up. Over 1000 people came from over 60 countries. I am always amazed by the diversity of the participants. The other days I was reading … Continue reading

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Acton U 2014: Day 3

A bit of a round up from last night.  We had as our evening speaker, after supper, Andy Crouch.  Afterward, a little pack went for adult beverages and discussion of the burning topics of the day.
This morning it was a … Continue reading

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Acton U 2014: Day 2

We are in the second full day of Acton U.  Yesterday was tiring, but great.
This morning we had Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form for the Feast of Corpus Christi.   We considered for a moment having a short Eucharistic … Continue reading

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Acton U 2014: Day 1

The day began for some of us with Holy Mass in the older, traditional Roman Rite.
Breakfast is being consumed.

Interesting line up today including talks on social justice, freedom of conscience, biblical theology of law.
UPDATE:
Getting Social Justice Right with Ryan Anderson.

I … Continue reading

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Acton U 2014: Opening Night

I am in Grand Rapids, MI for the annual gathering of Acton University, several days of lectures and presentations on many topics. People of various faiths come from all over the world for this. When I picked up my registration … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile

Off I go for another adventure.

I awoke to the sounds of thunder and a civil defense siren last night. I see that there was a tornado somewhere. I have yet to learn the details.
I am aware that a town in … Continue reading

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Reverend Fathers: It’s someone else, until it’s you. Wherein Fr. Z implores.

Reverend gentlemen, the murder of one priest and the assault on another in Phoenix compels me to remind you to…
GO TO CONFESSION.
Our schedules are busy.  Sometimes we have to drive even farther than lay people.  But go to confession.  Take … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Are Extraordinary Ministers of Communion against the law?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
The Congregation for the Clergy’s 1997 “ON CERTAIN QUESTIONS REGARDING THE COLLABORATION OF THE NON-ORDAINED FAITHFUL IN THE SACRED MINISTRY OF PRIEST” [HERE] says that “the habitual use of extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion at Mass thus arbitrarily … Continue reading

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