Tag Archives: Archd. Philadelphia

Excellent Letter for Lent from Archbp. Chaput of @ArchPhilly – Fr. Z rants, gives 3 points of advice about sin.

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has issued a great letter on the threshold of Lent.
 
As I read it, the Archbishop’s reference to the history of the Church in German with the Nazi state and the 1933 , could be not … Continue reading

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Wherein Archbp. Chaput wins the pastoral Super Bowl in @ArchPhilly

Two items concerning Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles Chaput have come across my scree in the last few hours.
First, today I received PDF (PDFs are clunky) of a column that that Archbp. Chaput wrote for their archdiocesan newspaper. In this column, the … Continue reading

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Some good things are happening

I have had notes from reader about good things going on.
First, I call your attention to a good initiative in the Diocese of Burlington (Vermont).  A new group has been established called the St. Philip Neri Latin Mass Chaplaincy.   I … Continue reading

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Off the cuff Francis on the family

Francis in Philadelphia speaking off the cuff about the family with a more or less simultaneous translator.
Start at 1:58:29 to about 2:20:30

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Pope Francis tells NBC reporter he intends to visit Philadelphia

While the Holy Father’s possible visit to Philadelphia for a congress on the family has been hedged about with cautious language, today we have greater clarity about what Francis wants.  From NBC:
Pope Francis Tells NBC News He’ll Pay Philadelphia a … Continue reading

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No, this isn’t a war zone.

I saw a piece at the Daily Mail with beautifully horrible photos of wrecked and run-down church in Philadelphia.   HERE
Here is one of them.
No, this isn’t a war zone (technically, at least).

First, Our Lord promised that, in the end, … Continue reading

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Archd. Philadelphia : the spread of Flash “Mass Mobs” to help dying parishes

Remember the news about Mass Flash Mobs in Buffalo, NY?  HERE and HERE
In many cities there are beautiful but languishing parish churches.  Some people are stirring things up to help put them back on the map, inject some life into … Continue reading

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Promoter of women “deacons” can’t speak in Archdiocese of Philadelphia

NB: The Deacon in question posted a comment, below.  Be sure to check it out.
The Fishwrap is having a little nutty these days about the ordination of women.
First, there is an editorial openly declaring that women should be ordained as … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z rants

Our Lord promised us that Hell would not prevail against the Church.
He did not promise that Hell would not prevail in the USA, or in your town or parish.
Today we are seeing a shrinking of Holy Church in many places.  The … Continue reading

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You can’t “unring a bell”, but you can set the record straight about EVIL FALSE ACCUSATIONS!

From The Catholic League with my emphases.  Fellow Catholic bloggers might pick this up too.  False accusations are deeply evil and they ruin lives.

BIGOTRY EXPLAINS FALSE ACCUSATIONS
July 18, 2012
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows:
False accusations against priests are … Continue reading

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