Photographer Priest Captures the Dignity of the Poor on Camera

Fr Bob McCabe - Detroit Free Press

The Detroit Free Press has a great story today that I'd like you to see:  It's a video interview with Fr. Bob McCabe, a local pastor who photographs those in the margins of society.Father Bob is pastor of St. Pius X parish in the downriver Detroit suburb of Southgate.  He's been a familiar face around the Archdiocese of Detroit for years, known for his photographic skill and for his pastoral work.  This interview brings front-page attention to an important work of the Church:  helping the und … [Read more...]

CALL NO MAN FATHER: At Facebook, Priests – NO; Cross-Dressers – YES.

Father on Facebook 1

Last month, the social media giant Facebook cracked down on Catholic clergy, aggressively implementing its longstanding policy which forbids the use of titles or honorifics, forcing priests to remove the title "Father" before their user profile names.The policy is not new; The "Identity and Privacy" policy on Facebook's webpage explains: On Facebook people connect using their real names and identities. In the Help Center, there's a longer explanation of that policy (emphasis … [Read more...]

CORRECTION re. Basilian Father Timothy Scott

Mea culpa.  A few days ago, I reported that Father Timothy Scott had been removed from his position as spokesperson for the Basilian Fathers, after an offensive tweet against Cardinal Raymond Burke.  I had taken that information from several blogs and articles which were circulating on the Internet, showing the tweet and demanding that Father Scott be removed from his post. Yesterday I learned that the story was not completely factual.  The "guts" of the story--that Father Scott tw … [Read more...]