In this PODCAzT we hear the the second, shorter, of two parts of an interview I did with Fr. Richard Heilman, pastor of St. Mary’s Church in Pine Bluff, WI a few minutes to the west of Madison. I’ve written about Fr. Heilman may times. I help out at that parish on weekends. I’ve seen some great things going on there. It occurred to me that what Fr. Heilman is doing there could provide some encouragement, especially in the wake of Card. Sarah’s appeal to priests to start saying Mass ad orientem.
In the first part, Father spoke about an unusual situation he faced at the beginning of his pastorate, about moving his parish to ad orientem worship for all Masses and the influence learning the Traditional Latin Mass has had on him. He also talks about working with groups of men.
In this part Father talks about confessions and confessionals (face to face or behind the screen), his Combat Rosaries and the Swiss Guard (I wrote on that HERE), and about his Scapular Crucifix.
Fr. Heilman’s blog is HERE.
In this PODCAzT we switch musical gears. You might hear along the way something in honor of Pope Francis, whose favorite music is tango.
148 16-07-09 Interview with Fr. Richard Heilman – Part 1