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- Sam Rocha
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"A cross between Kung Fu Panda and Wolverine."
Fr. Z is officially a hybrid of Gandalf and Obi-Wan XD
Rev. John Zuhlsdorf, a scrappy blogger popular with the Catholic right.
- America Magazine
RC integralist who prays like an evangelical fundamentalist.
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[T]he even more mainline Catholic Fr. Z. blog.
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- Paul in comment at 1 Peter 5
"I am a Roman Catholic, in no small part, because of your blog.
I am a TLM-going Catholic, in no small part, because of your blog.
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We attended a diocesan TLM but not at our usual parish. Father spoke about the Dobbs decision and how it does not mean that our work is over. Quite the contrary here in New York. The Mass was the External Solemnity of the Sacred Heart. Attendance was up because a bunch of us from a weekend wedding party went there together before dispersing to the four winds. There were nine of us including the wedding couple and four of the groomsmen. We are blessed to still have these Masses for now, although our current bishop has proposed limiting them to two Sundays a month. Nothing is decided yet. Pray for Buffalo!
since the abomination of desolation (a/k/a “pride” parade) was going past the Cathedral this morning, i attended elsewhere. a reasonably nearby parish was having a virtual Lourdes pilgrimage (btw the virtual pilgrimage has a plenary indulgence attached and is criss-crossing these US of A). First-class relics of St. Bernadette were present in a resplendent reliquary and venerated before and after Mass.
Homily was solid, if a bit disjointed. First portion focused on “no one who sets his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom”. Second part was a brief catechesis on relics. Third part addressed the Dobbs decision – this is just the beginning. Now that the legal authority to address this crime returns to the states, it is necessary to engage state officials – a particularly daunting task in this state. Father mentioned that he had not yet completed reading the decision, but everything he had read from Justice Alito was inspiring. He mentioned that the relics were supposed to arrive at 7pm yesterday, but ended up not arriving until 1am. Mass – packed to the gills with most attendees being under 40 – was celebrated ad orientem. also included an asperges with Lourdes water.
the virtual pilgrimage after Mass was quite worthwhile – a bit more than two hours long including stunning testimonies of Lourdes miracles, a Eucharistic procession, and benediction. highly recommended.
Pastor talked about the Supreme Court ruling on abortion. Read through St. Mother Teresa’s amicus brief to the supreme court’s 1994 case.
A powerful document from her which all should read.
Told a personal story: his mother had an abortion at 16, then at 19 unwed became pregnant again and thought of having another abortion. The guilt, pain and sorrow from the first move her to not have one and instead have the baby. As you can surmise, the baby became a priest.
We celebrated the External Solemnity of the Sacred Heart. Canon’s sermon was on the importance of the virtue of humility. Great way to close out the month of June!
Fr, how about a point the priest thought was good (but I not so much)? [These posts really do look for GOOD points. Thus the emphasis.]
At an SSPX Mass the priest pointed out that the overturning of Roe occurred just after the Pope consecrated Russia. “See? It worked” he said.
I gave him my best unsubtle head shake to indicate that I wasn’t buying what he was selling on that point.
Cornelius: I get the idea that a post hoc ergo propter hoc argument isn’t very strong. It is also possible that that was an attempt at humor, poorly executed.
On the other hand, look at it this way. People, generally ignorant, accuse SSPX priests of a) not wanting to obey Popes or b) ignoring Popes completely or c) being against everything Popes do.
This particular comment from this SSPX doesn’t necessarily contradict those assumptions about all SSPX priests, but it does suggest that perhaps the relationship of SSPX priests with the Pope is more complicated than they might have assumed.
The highlight of the sermon was the explanation of the meanings with the Dominus Vobiscum and how each one is a blessing of a gift of the Holy Spirit.
On another note, our TLM men have been keeping security for some time and it is beefed up now. Some even spent the night over the weekend.
My homily was all about the Dobbs decision on Friday. I really can’t imagine giving a homily in the U.S., at least, without touching on it.
It wasn’t hard to make connections, since the first reading and Gospel were all about being called, and not turning back; the Gospel, in particular, showed Jesus rebuking James and John for the wrong approach to answering Jesus’ call; and the second reading talked about God’s gift of freedom, and what that is, and is not.
I talked about true freedom as God intends, in contrast to other notions of freedom, in particular, the so-called “freedom” to take a human life, the loss of which has ignited rage nationwide. I explained some of the issues involved in the Dobbs decision — what it did and did not do, notably, it does not outlaw abortion, but it makes possible 100% protection for the unborn, which now we as citizens MUST seek and insist upon, particularly from those politicians who said, all these years, they supported that, if only the court got out of the way.
I highlighted local ways to help women and families in difficult situations, including Project Rachel for those who need reconciliation and forgiveness.
I closed with famous words from Lincoln’s second inaugural address, regarding “malice toward none…charity toward all…binding up the nation’s wounds” and so forth.