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- andia: Would you recommend one make an appointmen t if its been a Long time since one went to confession ? Say years or even decades? Or if one is unsure how anymore? [That could be a good idea. Of...
- JSzczuka: The thing that bothered me (most) about this article/au thor was the short paragraph neat the end of it that reads: “Jua n Carlos Cruz is gay, that’ ;s how God made him, and...
- jhayes: According to Crux, the comments were about certain, but not all persons with homosexual tendencies . The distinctio n is consistent with existing policy statements . ROME- According to...
- robtbrown: Antonin says, His mandate was to clean up the Curia, address financial issues, and enact certain ecclesiast ical reforms called for since VII (increase role of Bishop conference s,...
- Jack in NH: “Frankly, I think that the number of the saved is a good deal smaller than the number of the damned.” That’s why we have a ‘Highway to hell’, and only a ‘Stairway to Heaven’! ;-)
- Semper Gumby: Those Honus Wagner tobacco cards are rare, no wonder they had it in a separate case, and probably accessed by drawbridge over a crocodile- filled moat. VP: Thanks for that poem,...
- G1j: Our parish priest will not deny anyone communion either. He says he is not in a position to judge whether or not the individual is worthy of receiving. He says that is on the individual . What...
- Fr_Andrew: The terminolog y used by moral theologian s, I think helps. When we confess a sin and receive absolution for it then this sin is directly remitted. When we make our best effort to...
- VP: The Pope and those influencin g (or directing) him know that creating doubt over an issue is sufficient to upset existing order. Pastors everywhere will have to tread yet another critical line...
- mharden: Please be sure to always link the Second Edition of the Catechism (The Amazon link provided here seems to be the First or Second, depending on the publisher they ship from, see their...
- Ultrarunner: During a private audience the Pope asked leaders of the Lavender Mofia to use their discretion and deny enrollment to homosexual seminarian candidates . The trick at these meetings is...
- vetusta ecclesia: The German church and its fellow travellers are in de facto schism. Let’ s get it out in the open so that the orthodox Catholics can get on without worrying about these...
- David L Alexander: I was taught very early to end my confession thus: “For these and all the sins of my past life, I am truly sorry.R 21; I say this every single time. [past life… ;...
- Geoffrey: “Whi le we are obliged to confess all mortal sins in both kind (the sort of sin) and number (how many times or frequency) … 221; I have always wondered about this in those...
- Antonin: Grant And fast forward almost 50 years – you see no value in some of the liturgical changes? You don’ t think the OT, NT and gospel and related psalms is a good idea. [Wher...
- Antonin: The simplest answer is usually the correct one – no the Pope does not have a long range strategy – his thinking is loose and uneven and his comments impulsive – by...
- Antonin: The issue is not homosexual ity – the issue is Church leadership . There are always going to be instances of priests, bishops, etc acting waywardly – this has been the experi...
- aquinasadmirer: You are right that this is coming to a parish near you. I live in the archdioces e of Minneapoli s and St. Paul… ; A coworker, married to a Catholic, who is not Catholic, told...
- Semper Gumby: That’ ;s a motivating sermon, God bless Card. Sarah. Thanks NLM and Fr. Z.
- monstrance: Perhaps the Holy Father’s recent experience with the Chilean sex abuse scandal served as a bucket of cold water. The “Who am I to judge “ stance received a severe dose of reality.
- Cafea Fruor: I forget things all the time, and not from nerves. I just forget, even if I just prepared myself right before going in. The only solution I’ve found is to write everything down...
- Amerikaner: In practice the decisions are made by the Rectors 230; and pertinent info may not therefore be passed on to a bishop before ordination .
- Ave Maria: One time it is “Who am I to judge̶ 1; or recently “God made you gay” (paraphras e?) and there was the welcoming of a homosexual couple at the Vatican and also a...
- dbf223: Why is a Cardinal of the Church giving anyone investment advice? I know this is Honduras and not, say, Switzerlan d, but if you’ re the widow of a former high level government offic...
- millercr2: I travel 115K+ miles per year on United Airlines and while I don’ t record tail numbers, I was told by an industry insider to glance at the serial number that can be found inside...
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- ASK FATHER: When to make an appointment for confession
- ASK FATHER: Sorting out confusing, contradictory messages from priests
- Wherein Fr. Z assigns some worthwhile reading
- Met “Gay-la” and new movie. Coincidence? I think not.
- ASK FATHER: Forgetting sins during confession
- Day Of Prayer For The Church In China
- Pope Francis on homosexual seminarians: This bridge is closed!
- My View For Awhile: Urban Devastation Edition
- Does Pope Francis have a “long game” strategy?
- Interview about Honduran Card. Rodriguez Maradiaga
- Canadian Jesuit Archbp. Prendergast comments on crazy German bishops’ scheme
- Pope’s words about God making someone “gay”
- Some cool stuff, old and new, in Rome and Detroit
- @Card_R_Sarah terrific sermon for Pentecost and pilgrimage
- A Bishop calls on his brother Bishops to celebrate the Traditional Pontifical Mass, TLM
- “I originally sent you this story 8 years ago, for the brick by brick file…” UPDATE
- “Where there is no temple there shall be no homes.”
- Pastor Iuventus on the appalling Met “Gay-la”
- Chilling – probably correct – explanation of mass school shootings
- A Pentecost Monday lesson: “And Paul VI wept.”
- WDTPRS – Pentecost Sunday: that strong stable edge
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes
- BACK IN PRINT! The Heresy of Formlessness
- My View For Awhile: Creston Edition
- “I used to think hosts found on floors was Traditional Catholic hyperbole…”
- Monday after Pentecost: Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church – TEXTS
- Bp. Schneider’s terrific talk in Rome – ACTION ITEM!
- ASK FATHER: As a lay woman, should I have a “Mass kit” in my “Bug Out Bag”?
- @JamesMartinSJ can also amuse
- I have bad news and good news: Scouts and Troops
Let us pray…
Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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