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Stripping a City of Its Churches: The Greater Act of Iconoclasm That Is "Making All Things New" RORATE CÆLI - August 1, 2015 ... Catholic belief and practice in what was one of the great powerhouses of the Church universal: the Archdiocese itself reportedly claims that only 12% of its flock regularly attends Sunday Mass. No doubt a disproportionate number of Mass attendees are elderly. If Fr. Rutler is correct the Mass attendance c. 1965 in New York stood at more than 60%. The parish closures are not just about money and church attendance, but also about vocations and priest numbers. Catholic Hierarchy notes that the ...http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2015/08/stripping-city-of-its-churches-greater.html
Father Richard Heilman Co-Opts the Benedict Option EST QUOD EST - July 16, 2015 ... Medals. These are the ones who frequent Confession, understanding that a collection of small sins leaves them prone to commit the bigger ones. These are the ones who dedicate their lives and the lives of their family to the mission(s) of their parish. These are the ones who truly live "God fearing" lives, as every decision they make is weighed against whether it is pleasing to God, as they fear ever disappointing God, who they love so much! Once we restore the home and parishes as powerhouses ...http://contrapauli.blogspot.com/2015/07/father-richard-heilman-co-opts-benedict.html
Priests: Souls Are Crying Out for Your Help RORATE CÆLI - May 6, 2015 ... formerly ICEL) saying Mass for the Souls enrolled in the Society. You can find Fr. Sweet at his "Twitter parish" by following @bradbradsweet . Fr. Sweet's portable altar hand-made by @RickMurphey Priests: The Souls still need more of you saying Mass for them! They are crying out for your help. Please email me to offer your services. There's nothing special involved -- all you need to do is offer a weekly or monthly TLM with the intention: "For the Souls enrolled in the Rorate Caeli Purgatorial ...http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2015/05/priests-souls-are-crying-out-for-your.html
The Medium Is the Message and Both Are Rod Dreher EST QUOD EST - April 26, 2015 ... Not tonight; I wanted to drive in silence, and to pray, and to think. I recollected all the good times I've had these past 10 days, visiting old friends and making new ones, talking about a book that God used to rescue me, and that I am certain can rescue others who open themselves to it. I thought about all the good meals I'd had, including three Boston dinners in a row featuring raw oysters, and a lunch too, not to mention the delicious Sichuan banquet in Houston. If Dante can't save you, ...http://contrapauli.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-medium-is-message-and-both-are-rod.html
Faulty Anti-Catholic List ST. WALBURGA'S BLOG - April 12, 2015 ... Church has always preached one and the same Gospel for the last two millenia. Belonging to Christ's Church is extremely important. We are after all the Body of Christ. It is the belief of several Church theologians and reiterated by the Vatican II Council that Protestants do peripherally belong to the same church. Prophetic Basis for the Claims of Jesus as Son of God # Professes itself as Christian; Jesus as God, Savior, Lord and Son of God; Jesus' atoning death and resurrection. To this ...http://stwalburgas.blogspot.com/2015/04/faulty-anti-catholic-list.html