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Tag Archives: sacrilege
UPDATE: A priest friend of mine in the Archdiocese just informed me that this sacrilegious farce was shut down. Thanks be to God. I’ll leave the post, however, as a record of their nuttiness and as a warning to other … Read More
Communion in the hand was bad enough. Priest tells people to hold hosts in their hands while he consecrates
If only priests were as hard working to develop reverence in their parishes as they are to facilitate communion-no-matter-what and for-anyone-at-all. There is a piece at LifeSite, in which I am heavily quoted, about a priest who came up with … Read More
One incident can’t tar a whole nation. However, the single incidents keep heaping up and up and up. The last in just how nuts Germany is. From LifeSite: German archdiocese celebrates Corpus Christi with photos of monstrance in profane places … Read More
As public Masses start up again, people are sending notes with indications from different dioceses about distribution of Holy Communion. Under the excuse of being “realistic” and so forth, chanceries are writing for their bishops – I prefer to believe … Read More
From a priest… QUAERITUR: I was at a church this week and this is the gluten-free stuff they’re passing out. Look at the ingredients. How can this be valid matter? Just so that you can see it more clearly. NO! … Read More
I now have quite a few emails in my box about the fashion “gala”… “gay-la”?… in NYC inspired by ecclesiastical dress of all kind, aided and abetted by “the Vatican”. It was a night that would have made any Jesuit … Read More
Who thinks this is a good idea? Trick question. It’s not a good idea. Behold, São Geraldo Magela parish in the Archdiocese of Sorocaba.
I’ve seen this from different sources, including lots of email. However Dcn. Greg Kandra has the most prominent post. An idiot deacon – listed among the Permanent Deacons of St. Rose of Lima Church in Eddystone in the Archdiocese of … Read More
ASK FATHER: Assistant priest wonders what to do if pastor won’t speak to adulterous couples who receive Communion.
From a priest… QUAERITUR: Here is a question which perhaps you could answer for those of us who are parochial vicars. What should we do if people regularly present themselves for communion who are married outside the Church? Ordinarily, we … Read More
From a reader… Last week I saw one of our parishioners take the host back to his pew. I mentioned this to the visiting priest after Mass and he said to talk directly to the person involved — but he’d left before … Read More
Tonight at St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff, minutes to the west of downtown Madison, we had a Solemn Mass for the Feast of the Assumption (the parish’s patronal feast), which I offered in reparation for sacrilege and blasphemy, especially that … Read More
On the Feast of the Assumption, there will be a Solemn Mass at 7 PM at St. Mary’s Church in Pine Bluff, just a few minutes to the west of Madison. This Mass, while not to fulfill the obligation (which was … Read More
Someone ought to have a few words with this … fellow. From a reader… I hope that this isn’t really a photo of Mass. Maybe it’s some, I dunno, bible church group doing their thing. But I fear that it … Read More
In a way what follows echoes the post about concerts in churches. HERE What is appropriate in a church and what is not? This remarkable bit of news is from Omaha.com: Kelly: With a pair of bolt cutters and sense … Read More
UPDATE 8 Dec 2015 GMT: I pulled up the live stream of the webcam over St. Peter’s Square. The facade of San Pietro… I am trying to imagine what St. Peter would think about this. Based on his anger toward … Read More
When anti-Catholic atrocities take place, Catholic bishops should act. I read in the Kansas City Star (a McClatchy paper), that some “Lutherans” are going to host a sacrilegious, fake catholic “ordination” of a woman by the usual wymyn suspects. HERE It … Read More
The other day some nitwits did something like a satanic “black mass” in city government facility of Oklahoma City. You know the controversy, so I won’t go over it here. I hope that the local Archbishop, Most Reverend Paul Coakley, … Read More
I find myself in complete agreement with Phyllis Zagano. [Those sounds you are hearing are jaws hitting desks, mugs of Mystic Monk coffee dropping to the floor with a crash and splash, astonished readers sliding off chairs in a swoon.] … Read More