Jesus Washed the Apostles Male Feet

I’d be interested from those who read this blog how many parishes out there actually follow the rules put in place by Catholic Church. The following can be found on the USCCB’s website. My parish openly breaks this rule unfortunately. Although I hope to be surprised this coming Thursday evening. I’ve sent a letter

Deep End of the Theological Pool

I am not a member of the SSPX but I do have a brother who is.  We have gone round and round on issues concerning the Catholic church and ultimately I don’t think either one of us has budge much from our initial positions.  I think we have both left things up to prayer

Protests at Mass

Get ready folks this is a scene that I think will be coming to the US very soon if it hasn’t already.

……Protesters, led by town council member Dick Boonman and Gay Krant editor Henk Krol, distributed pink triangles with the word “Homo,” to be worn on the chest at Mass. The protest was

Showing Up For The Dirt

You know what’s amazing about Ash Wednesday?  Even though it’s not a holy day of obligation Ash Wednesday Masses always seems to be packed.  I went at 6:30am Mass and the church was 70% full and the Masses after that were jam packed.  This doesn’t seem to be the case for other weekday

Cancelling Christmas

I’ve been traveling and relaxing and watching the snow fall and build up, and up, and up. I traveled home to Nebraska for the Christmas holiday leaving a day early to avoid blizzarding weather. We stopped in Nebraska City for lunch at Runza one of my all time favorite foods. A Runza is a

Web 2.0 or Mass 2.0

I’ve always loved this post at CMR

http://www.creativeminorityreport.com/2008/07/marketing-new-new-mass.html#papaben

Sunday Obligation

Catechism 2181 states, “The Sunday Eucharist is the foundation and confirmation of all Christian practice. For this reason the faithful are obliged to participate in the Eucharist on days of obligation, unless excused for a serious reason (for example, illness, the care of infants) or dispensed by their own pastor. Those who deliberately fail

Back to the Future

Well today this Novus Ordo Catholic who was born in 1973 went “Back to the Future” sacramentally. I did this by going to my first Extraordinary Mass said by a priest who is in union with a bishop who is in union with the Pope. Yes I had previously gone to a TLM twice

Mass Intentions & Purgatory

When you have a Mass said for the intention of a deceased loved one you are indirectly confirming your belief in Purgatory. If your loved one is in Heaven, they doesn’t need a Mass said for them. If they are in Hell, all the Masses in the world won’t do them any good. So