Bishop Paprocki Issues Pastoral Letter, Calls for All Tabernacles To Be Centered and Prominently Displayed

Chalice and paten

Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield in Illinois, issued a pastoral letter on June 22 on liturgy and adoration. Titled "Ars celebrandi et adorandi", the letter addresses the art of celebrating the liturgy properly and adoring the Lord in the Eucharist devoutly. In the letter, Bishop Paprocki cites Fr. Robert Barron, who often speaks about the role of beauty in attracting people to the Church.  He uses Father Barron's analogy from baseball to make his point. He notes that you will n … [Read more...]

Westboro Baptist Turns Out–To Picket Fr. Kenneth Walker’s Funeral

Funeral for Fr Kenneth Walker

The hate group we love to hate, the Westboro Baptist Church, turned out June 20 to picket the funeral of Father Kenneth Walker FSSP, the priest who was slain in an attempted robbery in Phoenix.Catholic News Agency has the story: Faithful who attended the funeral for Father Kenneth Walker were dismayed at the presence of picketers from the Westboro Baptist Church on June 20 near Paxico, Kansas.As mourners filed into Sacred Heart Catholic Church, members of the hate group stood nearby … [Read more...]

Mitch Albom Asks: “When Did Fathers Become Expendable?”


You know Mitch Albom.  You probably read his best selling Tuesdays with Morrie or The First Phone Call from Heaven.  According to his official bio, Albom is " internationally renowned and best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster and musician. His books have collectively sold more than 35 million copies worldwide; have been published in forty-nine territories and in forty-five languages around the world; and have been made into Emmy Aw … [Read more...]