Monday, December 31, 2018

Mr Mister - Kyrie Eleison



Have a Happy New Year!  Let each of us continue to strive for holiness.  And pray for a renewal of God's Holy Church.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Fake Catholic priest exposed in Spain after 18 years - Daily News


18 years?  Ordain him!  Or someone will for their faith community.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The U.S. Catholic Bishops "Don't Wanna Go to Rehab." | The Stream

The U.S. Catholic Bishops "Don't Wanna Go to Rehab." | The Stream: Imagine if in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sex abuse scandal, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) had met. But it didn’t rebuke Weinstein. Or establish firm policies to keep such men from preying on actresses....

Should a Teen Suicide's Funeral Look Like a Canonization Ritual?

Should a Teen Suicide's Funeral Look Like a Canonization Ritual?: A tragedy's unfolding. A teen boy killed himself. His pastor mentioned that suicide is sinful at his funeral. Now the parents want the priest removed.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Pope celebrates his birthday with party for sick children

Pope celebrates his birthday with party for sick children: Pope Francis celebrated his 82nd birthday by hosting a party for sick children from the Santa Marta Paediatric Dispensary.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018

The Witness of Holy Senior Priests

The Witness of Holy Senior Priests: Among the heroes in the Church today are holy senior priests who have persevered in their vocation for many years and continue to serve God and others with great love. After retiring from administrative duties, most priests continue to celebrate Mass, hear confessions, visit the sick, and go to help wherever they are needed. It …

Monday, December 3, 2018

Pope Benedict XVI Predictions for the Future of the Church

From Professor Ratzinger

“From today’s crisis will emerge a church that has lost a great deal. It will no longer have use of the structures it built in its years of prosperity. The reduction in the number of faithful will lead to it losing an important part of its social privileges. It will become small and will have to start pretty much over again. It will be a more spiritual church and will not claim a political mandate flirting with the Right one minute and the Left the next. It will be poor and will become the Church of the destitute.”

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Be vigilant!

Gospel Lk 21:25-28, 34-36


Jesus said to his disciples:
“There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars,
and on earth nations will be in dismay,
perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves.
People will die of fright
in anticipation of what is coming upon the world,
for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
And then they will see the Son of Man
coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
But when these signs begin to happen,
stand erect and raise your heads
because your redemption is at hand.

“Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy
from carousing and drunkenness
and the anxieties of daily life,
and that day catch you by surprise like a trap.
For that day will assault everyone
who lives on the face of the earth.
Be vigilant at all times
and pray that you have the strength
to escape the tribulations that are imminent
and to stand before the Son of Man.”

Saturday, December 1, 2018

The Abuse Response from Dioceses That’s Pissing Men Off the Most

The Abuse Response from Dioceses That’s Pissing Men Off the Most: They are not safer because my friend’s grandma is sitting in for me to fulfill safe environment training.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Church For Sale (Polish National Catholic Church)


St. Casimir P.N.C.C.
500 Simpson Road Irondequoit, NY
Congregation has a long history.
Started on Ernst St. in Rochester, NY (off of Hudson Ave).

Sunday, November 18, 2018

The Gospel reading this time of year always makes me think of this song

Our Lady of Fatima, Fulton Sheen,

Our Lady of Fatima, Fulton Sheen,: What Our Lady spoke of to the three little children of Fatima was a message that emphasizes that heaven is real. It also makes it clear that our supreme responsibility is to live in such a way that we may be found worthy to enter the kingdom of heaven. — Fr. Andrew Apostoli, Soul Magazine, …

How Contrary Orientations Signify Contradictory Theologies

How Contrary Orientations Signify Contradictory Theologies: Catholics who delve into serious discussions of liturgy, wishing perhaps to know what all the fuss is about, quickly discover that one of...

St. Malachy may be right

If a papal election had to be held today, would anyone be elected?
(Please note that Francis turns 82 in December.)
With all the division? I'm just sayin...

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The America Needs Fatima Blog: The Church still lives on

The America Needs Fatima Blog: The Church still lives on:  All past persecutors of the Church are now no more, but the Church still lives on . The same fate awaits modern persecutors; they, too, ...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018

Wake Up, O Sleeper, Rise From the Dead | The Stream

Wake Up, O Sleeper, Rise From the Dead | The Stream: Sexual immorality and impurity run wild in the Church today. And many shepherds do little to call people to holiness, or equip the Church to minister.

Episcopal Church Confronts Past Role in Sexual Exploitation | The Stream

Episcopal Church Confronts Past Role in Sexual Exploitation | The Stream: With striking candor, the Episcopal Church is acknowledging the potency of the #MeToo movement by officially lamenting its past role in sexual exploitation.

Prayers at the Foot of the Altar

Friday, September 28, 2018

Angels

Angels: The Michaelmas is the centuries-old Latin Mass celebrated in honor of the Archangel Michael on September 29th. Devotion to St. Michael the Archangel existed in the Old Testament (Daniel 10:13, 10:21,

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Friday, September 7, 2018

Speaking of not protecting children.

255


innocent & helpless children are killed by abortion every day in


New York


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

What the Priest Scandal Is – and Is Not – About - Crisis Magazine

What the Priest Scandal Is – and Is Not – About - Crisis Magazine: I have not written about the recent barrage of accusations regarding the scandal of Catholic priests who could not keep their hands and other things to themselves, and the prelates who did the same, encouraged them, or shuffled them here and there to hide them. I am not a private investigator or a lawyer, so …

Monday, September 3, 2018

How The Pederasty Cover-Up Makes Civil War Within The Catholic Church

How The Pederasty Cover-Up Makes Civil War Within The Catholic Church: Since his election, Pope Francis has done everything within his power to soften and subvert the church’s teaching concerning human sexuality.

Five Reasons Why the Church Needs Deacons Right Now

Five Reasons Why the Church Needs Deacons Right Now: Many people don’t know exactly what deacons are or how they fit into the Church. This article provides five reasons why we need permanent deacons in the Church right now, but before we do that let’s look at the differences between transitional and permanent deacons and the three degrees of the Sacrament of Holy Orders. Transitional …

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Losing My Religion: A Faithful, Lay Response To “Uncle Ted”

Losing My Religion: A Faithful, Lay Response To “Uncle Ted”: It’s hard to know what’s worse.  The recent revelations about Cardinal Theodore “Uncle Ted” McCarrick’s decades-long career as a homosexual predator or the scores of priests, bishops, and fellow cardinals who knew about his behavior but did nothing about it. Of course, none of this is helped by the sense that this is just the …

Some topics can't wait till September.

The McCarrick Mess | Word on Fire

The McCarrick Mess | Word on Fire

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The America Needs Fatima Blog: St. Ithamar of Rochester

The America Needs Fatima Blog: St. Ithamar of Rochester: We know very little about St. Ithamar, but we do know that he was consecrated to the see of Rochester after the death of St. Paulinius....

Here in the DoR, maybe we can name the next corporate parish merger after St. Ithamar.

Friday, June 8, 2018

The Deacon who should be a Married Priest

Deacon Dean Condon has been a pastoral administrator in the Diocese of Rochester for about 23 years, serving the Rochester faithful.  For the past twelve years he has been pastoral administrator of All Saints parish in Corning NY.

I have never met Deacon Condon or his wife or his seven children.  I have watched him on the TV mass a few times.  He'd make a great married priest.

Deacon Condon concludes his term as pastoral administrator of All Saints Parish in Corning on June 26th.


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Ten Tools to Build a Robust Prayer Life

Ten Tools to Build a Robust Prayer Life: In this short essay we will offer 10 basic tools that we can use to construct a solid and robust spiritual edifice that will lift us up to heaven.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

At 91 years old, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI calls us all to contemplative prayer  - CNA Columns: Deacon Keith Fournier

At 91 years old, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI calls us all to contemplative prayer  - CNA Columns: Deacon Keith Fournier: A book from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI entitled “Teaching and Learning the Love of God: Being a Priest Today” was released on June 29, 2016. It is a collection of homilies (sermons), focused on those called to priesthood. However, it reaches to all who are in holy orders, Bishops, priests and deacons, calling for a deep reflection on the essential role of prayer in ordained ministry. 

Pope Francis wrote a preface for the compilation. He explained why Benedict is such an extraordinary...

The 11 Holy Names for the Mass Every Catholic Needs to Know | ChurchPOP

The 11 Holy Names for the Mass Every Catholic Needs to Know | ChurchPOP: It's the most important practice of our faith!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Rest in Peace Edward Kowalski 4-12-18

Ed was a priest in the Rochester Diocese of Rochester for 11 years (1958-1969).



Sunday, April 8, 2018

Asking Siri a question


IC:  Siri, who was elected Pope in 1958?
Siri:  Me.                                                          

Cardinal Giuseppe Siri
Conspiracy theorists love him.
 They claim he was elected pope (Pope Gregory XVII).
Then it was taken away from him.


                                                               

Interesting quote

“The Church will be eclipsed.  At first, we will not know which is the true pope.  Then secondly, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will cease to be offered in churches and houses; it will be such that, for a time, there will not be public services any more.  But I see that the Holy Sacrifice has not really ceased: it will be offered in barns, in alcoves, in caves, and underground.” (Abbot Paul Combe: The Secret of Melanie and the Actual Crisis, 1906, Rome, p.137.)

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Trooper-Raise a Little Hell (With Lyrics)



Raise a Little Annihilation just doesn't sound right.

Annihilation is often mentioned in the Old Testament.

Hell is often mentioned in the gospels.

Annihilation vs hell is nothing new.  The debate has been going on for centuries.

Life without God should be your greatest fear.






Friday, April 6, 2018

The original Image of Divine Mercy: It's not where you might think

The original Image of Divine Mercy: It's not where you might think: Among Catholic devotions, the Divine Mercy message is well-known: the iconic image of Christ, with rays of red and white pouring from his heart; St. Faustina, called the “Apostle of Divine Mercy;” and the Basilica of Divine Mercy in Krakow, Poland.

The America Needs Fatima Blog: Three Rosary Stories

The America Needs Fatima Blog: Three Rosary Stories:   Story I A survivor’s gripping account gives a convincing testimony of the power of the Rosary. A 25 year-old female student who lost...

Thursday, April 5, 2018

“as the churches come down all around me”

“as the churches come down all around me”

Angels

Angels: For 40 days we have watched Jesus prepare for His final battle on Calvary. All His life He has trained for this day. He was born for this! And so are we. The life of a Christian is a constant battle. Against ourselves, the world, and the powers of darkness. As Gaudium et Spes states,... [Read More]

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Cardinal Dolan says Democrats have abandoned Catholics

Cardinal Dolan says Democrats have abandoned Catholics: In an op-ed published Friday in the Wall Street Journal, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York lamented that the Democratic Party’s shifting principles have effectively shut out and alienated orthodox Catholics.

Sooner or later the truth comes out.

Paul, Apostle of Christ: Official Trailer

The Stories of Our Lady of Czestochowa

The Stories of Our Lady of Czestochowa: Czestochowa is in Poland, and Mary’s had a home there since the icon, also known as the Black Madonna of Czestochowa, arrived in the monastery of Jasna Gora at least 600 years ago.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Have Sodom and Gomorrah been found?

Have Sodom and Gomorrah been found?

The original cities not the modern ones.

Why am I thinking of the Oscars?

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

La neve imbianca il Vaticano 2018-02-26



It snowed.  At the Vatican.  Rare occurrence.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Benedict XVI’s Final Pilgrimage Home - Crisis Magazine

Benedict XVI’s Final Pilgrimage Home - Crisis Magazine: Every so often we’re witness to a splurge of commentary about Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, as if the general populace is suddenly reminded that the man who resigned the Chair of Peter is in fact still alive. Most recently, reactions to a letter he sent to Massimo Franco of Corriere della Serra, in which the …

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

In rare letter, Benedict XVI says he's 'on pilgrimage home'

In rare letter, Benedict XVI says he's 'on pilgrimage home': In a rare new letter penned by Benedict XVI, the retired pontiff said he is in the last phase of his life, and while his physical strength might be waning, he is surrounded by a “love and goodness” that he never imagined.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

No Precious Blood and No Sign of Peace

It's flu season.

Kudos to Bishop Malone of Buffalo, NY for suspending these practices and thinking of the people of his diocese.