Do these images offend you…

drinking from chalices

... "In Fells Point, Maryland, there is the Ale Mary's Bar. The light-hearted fun includes, holy water font snack bowls, a monstrance on the bar, and a 'Chalice Club' (yes, members can drink beer from chalices.)"When I first saw this post by Fr. Richtsteig, I thought it probably not the best idea to use sacramentals in such an ordinary way. I followed his links to these two sources, but they both fail to capture the true level of in which these sacred objects are being profaned.I guess … [Read more...]

Father Marcel Guarnizo personal accounting of the events…

I support our priests

... You may recall the news regarding the lesbian Buddhist "catholic" activist who used her mother's funeral to promote her agenda and was subsequently denied communion at that funeral. Surprisingly, or not, the local archdiocese and Fr. Marcel's bishop took Ms. Johnson's side in the whole orchestrated event.The faithful were cautioned not to make any assumptions about the bishop and diocese involved without knowing Fr. Marcel's side of the story. Well, we don't have to wonder anymore. … [Read more...]

The Eucharist is the Body of Christ…

... The Eucharist is the Body of Christ. It is the Body of Christ. The Body of Christ. Christ transubstantiated. Jesus Christ Himself. Jesus. Even if you don't fully understand the concept it doesn't make it any less so. Either you believe it or you don't.Now if you are Catholic chances are high you believe it. Well, you are supposed to believe it at least. Knowing and believing what you do about the Eucharist it follows reason that you would want to 1) protect Him from being profaned, and … [Read more...]

priest fired over improv prayers…

... this story reminds me of a local parish I visited once where the priest changed the Agnus Dei to something like, "Protector of the Earth, you take away our carbon footprint" and some other such nonsense."In a rare letter of explanation about an internal personnel dispute, Bishop Edward Braxton of Belleville, Ill., publicly responded to the firing of the Rev. William Rowe, who has been pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Carmel, Ill., for 18 years.Braxton said in the Feb. 14 l … [Read more...]

let it never be said that I joined the Catholic Church for Her followers…

she is really a bitch who writes self congratulatory litanies of appeasing rubbish

... There isn't a day that doesn't go by where I am not absolutely grateful for my Catholic faith. I love being a Catholic, yet there are days when being a Catholic is an extreme exercise in patience. Especially when dealing with other Catholics. We are a contentious lot.I believe with all my heart the tenets of the Catholic Church and faithfully practice them to the best of my ability - my flawed human ability. If I falter the sacrament of reconciliation is sought. I am not a perfect … [Read more...]

it’s got a funky beat and the kids can dance to it…

Fr. Z rants. … [Read more...]

not all religions are created equal, sometimes I am right, and I like kittens more than being ecumenical…

i can haz catholicism

... I always have the most frustrating conversations about religion with my close friend, who shall forever be referred to here as The Non-Catholic. The Non-Catholic & I have tried without success to date on several occasions. In every possible way we are compatible except for matters of faith and religion. It is for that reason we remain such close friends, and nothing more. Sometimes love can not conquer all, which is why when asked I do not recommend people start romantic relationships with … [Read more...]

RealCatholicTV.com not authorized to use “Catholic” …

voris

... From the Archdiocese of Detroit,"The Church encourages the Christian faithful to promote or sustain a variety of apostolic undertakings but, nevertheless, prohibits any such undertaking from claiming the name Catholic without the consent of the competent ecclesiastical authority (see canon 216 of the 1983 Code of Canon Law). For some time, the Archdiocese of Detroit has been in communication with Mr. Michael Voris and his media partner at Real Catholic TV regarding their prominent use … [Read more...]

theological justifications for austere churches…

jubileeint2

... I'm truly blessed to be a member of a wonderful parish. I enjoy inviting friends and family members, Catholic and not, to church with me. Their reaction is always the same, "What a beautiful church!".Last night I was discussing with my step-mom, who's Greek Orthodox, the terrible state of my Abuelita's parish in Virginia. They've removed the kneelers and the only thing decorating the walls is a single felt banner with the name of the parish glue-gunned on with felt lettering. I guess … [Read more...]


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