Tag Archives: Detroit

Detroit’s crafty new tax on churches

From the Detroit News: A balanced budget in Detroit might be something only prayed for, but few could imagine Motor City managers raiding church offering plates for revenue. Yet new drainage fees from the city’s Water and Sewerage Department may … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile Again

Farewell Detroit. Having given talks at the DIA for Call To Holiness, and having raised up the Sacrifice in a Missa Cantata for Septuagesima, this is my view for now after yet another flight delay on this multicity trip I … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Motor City Edition

I am in Detroit! I just finished giving talks on sacred art at the Detroit Institute of Arts, a great museum. Now that I can visit a gallery, I noticed a splendid Christological Goldfinch! Here is a painting by Benozzo … Continue reading

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My view for awhile

Back on the road after the great Legatus meeting and a few short days with my mother. Now I am heading North, but not immediately to the Steam Pipe Trunk Distribution Venue. No . I get to go to Detroit! … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Of Storks and Self-absorbed Promethean Neopelagians

Do you remember the fable by Aesop about the Fox and the Stork?  Sometimes it is the Fox and the Crane. The fox invited the stork to supper.  Fox serves a bowl of soup. Fox can lap from the bowl, … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Christological Goldfinch Sighting!

I am at the Detroit Institute of Art for the day. After the court decision, some of the art here will surely be sold off. Ah the fruit of the decades long efforts of liberal democrats! In any event… This … Continue reading

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DETROIT: “If I had a city….”

Detroit has joined the ranks of the bankrupt. When I have been driven around in Detroit I had a sense, in some neighborhoods, of what the Russians did to Berlin: looked like a war zone. What caused the phenomenon “Detroit”, … Continue reading

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Call To Holiness Conference is underway

The 14th Call To Holiness conference has begun in Detroit. Originally this conference was convoked as a remedy, response, corrective to the pernicious and dissenting Call To Action thingy. The conference is being held at a large Byzantine Catholic parish, … Continue reading

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DETROIT 13 October: Call To Holiness Conference

Those of you anywhere near Detroit will be glad to know that the 14th Call To Holiness Conference will be held on Saturday, 13 October.  Lot’s of information about the conference HERE. Today is the last day (until midnight EST) … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Scruffy and Christological Goldfinch Edition

I haven’t posted much about the birds at the feeder.  This, and a recent trip to the Detroit Institute of Art, gives me a chance to use a feature the blog’s software offers and which I have never used. Here … Continue reading

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Sr. Fiedler’s summation of the American Catholic Council. Fr. Z agrees.

Fishwrap has a wrap-up, in their own paper, if you get my drift, of the American catholic “Council” held in Detroit over the weekend. The Fishwrap wrap-up is by nun-other than Sr. Maureen Fiedler.  We seen her insights here and … Continue reading

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Pentecost Sermon, reposted.

As some people are telling me, apparently that second audio file I posted, along with some excerpts of the Pentecost Mass at Assumption Grotto in Detroit, didn’t show up on the iTunes feed. I repost it here.  Sorry about that. … Continue reading

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Life imitates art! The American Catholic Council’s “Litany of Lament”

From the American Catholic Council’s program.  On the opening day they had a moving and meaningful paraliturgy which included the Litany of Lament. Here it is from their program. I add some comments: (When the female lector reads, FROM THE … Continue reading

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On Saturday, 11 June the annual Call To Holiness conference will he held in Livonia, MI near Detroit. Speakers include: Jeff Cavins Fr. Clement Machado, SOLT Paul Rondeau Raymond de Souza Johnnette Benkovic Fr. Edmund McCaffrey, OblSD Al Kresta Archbp. … Continue reading

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Archbp. Vigneron warns about dissenters ball in Detroit

It is hard to know just how much effect this will have, but the Archbishop of Detroit had no choice but to issue a public statement about an upcoming conference of dissent to held in the Archdiocese entrusted to his … Continue reading

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