Catholic priest brings sacraments to sick during COVID-19, coronavirus

Originally posted on Blithe Spirit:
He’s Fr. Mike Lewis, of El Paso, who did graduate work at Mundelein Seminary,  explaining beautifully the role of the priest and meaning of sacraments of the sick and dying. Met him last fall at one of the vicariate’s novena of services about abuse. He did the service at a…

US cardinal dismisses prayer power during pandemic: We can’t just pray and think things will change

Originally posted on Blithe Spirit:
We have to wonder why he beats this drum in this way at this time. It’s a harsh way to put down foolishness. Does he know of Catholics who dismiss self-help and ignore danger for the sake of magical prayer? Is this how he sees the day’s challenges? It’s as…

The Last Mass of Paul VI: An Autumn Night’s Dream

The Last Mass of Paul VI: An Autumn Night’s Dream By Tito Casini, severe critic of post-Vatican 2 changes. Dom Alcuin Reid: In 1967, [Casini’s] “provocative tract” La tunica stracciata (“The Torn Tunic”), with a preface by a curial cardinal, virulently took to task the cardinal charged with implementing the reform, Giacomo Lercaro, for ‘a … Continue reading The Last Mass of Paul VI: An Autumn Night’s Dream

Fr. Rutler’s parish in Manhattan

What’s going on, special attn. to final sentence: HOLY WEEK Due to the current pandemic, the Archdiocese has directed that there be no public Liturgies. The Masses of Holy Week will be offered in abbreviated form by Father Rutler. On Palm Sunday, April 5, there will be no distribution of palms, but they will be … Continue reading Fr. Rutler’s parish in Manhattan

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