Category Archives: Picture Me In My Grief

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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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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Unitatis redintegratio applied: Episcopal “Bishop” not seated for installation of Archbp. Cordileone

Rex novus in Aegypto.
The other day Archbishop Cordileone was “installed” (a fitting word given the shape of the Cathedral in San Francisco).  You may recall that just days before the installation the Episcopalian (Episcopal) “Bishop” of California, Marc Andrus, wrote … Continue reading

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The Pope, The Pill, and the Renewed Babylonian Captivity of the Church

Robert Mickens has shared the angst of his publication The Tablet (aka The Bitter Pill) about a piece of clothing.  Not just any clothing, papal clothing.
Pope Benedict, Yes, Benedict XVI wore over his choir dress a stole decorated with the … Continue reading

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Australia: Auxiliary bishop writes to Pope, considers resignation, Church too narrow

The Canberra Times has this
Hard times: troubled bishop writes to Pope
BY GRAHAM DOWNIE, RELIGION REPORTER
08 Mar, 2011 08:12 AM
The parlous [“parlous”?  This is somewhat obsolete version of “perilous”.] state of the Catholic Church in Australia led Auxiliary [!] Bishop of … Continue reading

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Ireland: obsessing over the wrong problem

The Church in Ireland is in trouble!   Disaster looms!   The meteor is coming straight at them!
The NEW TRANSLATION of the Missal must be STOPPED!
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are at the top of the cliff.  Sundance is afraid … Continue reading

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I weep.

Over at The Crescat I read an interesting and consoling entry.

a tribute medley…
… dedicated to those who have a special place in their hearts for the Gather Hymnal.
You see…
“With the new Mass translations coming out this year, the “Gather” … Continue reading

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OH THE HUMANITY!

From CMR comes this serious and disconcerting story.  Me emphases and comments:
First it was contraception, then abortion. Now the Pope wants to ban something else…Vuvuzelas. [Picture me in my grief.] News reports indicate that Pope Benedict XVI, a former … Continue reading

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America Magazine: Pastor Apologizes for Vatican’s “Insensitive” Words

From America Magazine with my emphases and comments:
Pastor Apologizes for Vatican’s "Insensitive" WordsAugust 18, 2010James Martin, S.J.
A pastor in Oak Park, Ill., has apologized to the women and women religious of his parish for the Vatican’s "insensitive and harsh … Continue reading

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