In The Burden: A Warning of Things to Come, a wonderful volume of poetic prophesies written by Paul Thigpen and inspired by Divine Scripture, you will find a poem titled, “The Shepherds.” In this tremendous work, Dr. Thigpen issues a very harsh reminder to the faithful that some who pose as Shepherds, are in reality…… Continue reading Wolves in Shepherd’s Clothing
Silence in the Church No chatter among the pews God is present here Images of saints Remind all to keep the Faith No banners of felt Genuflecting knees Paying homage due to God Holy Mass begins Solemn chants intoned Music from another world Lifting souls to God Father faces East Incense rises to the Throne…… Continue reading Catholic Haiku: The Traditional Mass
Balloon masses. Clown masses. Hootenanny/Rock Band/Jazz Band masses. Liturgical dancing. Not exactly the same image as the description of King David dancing before the Ark of the Covenant, is it? And, unfortunately, guess who was presiding at the Mass? Hey! Liturgical “Innovators!” Know what might be fun? How ’bout doing a Mass where it is…… Continue reading Liturgical Gimmickry
Regardless on which side of the Amoris Laetitia debate you find yourself, it’s undeniable that the promulgation of this document has produced considerable churn (understatement). Earlier blogs on this site have decried the way in which AL, by its ambiguity, produced such a wildly-varying degree of interpretations. Some bishops say nothing has changed; others see the…… Continue reading Amoris Laetitia: Winners & Losers?
During the recent spate of dangerously high winds and unpredictable wild fires that threatened southern California, I wanted to stick close to home in case things got dicey. So instead of going to my regular Latin Mass parish (which is about an hour’s drive from my rural home), I attended some masses at Catholic Church…… Continue reading Yeah, but still…
The Roman Catholic Church has a deficit of cardinals who openly embrace the Magisterium. We need more men like Cardinal Sarah. Instead we have guys like this. In a recent talk at the Catholic Theological Union when praising the concept of “thinking out of the box,” he went just a little too far. According to…… Continue reading See…This is the problem.
Is it wrong to mention the arch-villain from the Superman comics and the founder of Protestantism in the same breath? Hardly. Both are scoundrels. While we’re at it, we might as well throw in Henry VIII, probably the only serial killer to start his own religion. While our separated brethren prepare to celebrate the 500th…… Continue reading Lex Luthor and Martin Luther