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Priest Removed for Traditional Mass


This turned up on my news feed this week The US bishops are confused. One has had a priest removed for traditional Mass. That is to say, Bishop Walter Hurley of the Archdiocese of Saginaw, Michigan, removed Fr. Edwin Dwyer from Our Lady of Peace Parish. For trying to incorporate more traditional elements into the liturgy. Elements approved by Vatican…

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The Church of Itinerant Musicians


My home church has been welcoming itinerant musicians for as long as I can remember. St. Anne’s is a small mission church, 50 miles from everywhere in Northern Arizona. When I arrived here, there was a choir and an organist. Within a few years, that entire group had moved on and I became the organist and choir director. I was…

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Carrick Ministries – Catechetical Artistry


  In the few years since I last reviewed Carrick Ministries, their focus has broadened and evolved so much that I thought it was worth another mention.  Julie is still singing, writing songs, touring, and doing parish missions. Carrick Ministries has also teamed up with a number of other artists, such as Leighton Drake, another fantastic artist/minister I reviewed previously.…

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First Stop – Ice Cubes


Our personal ice rink and ski trails We finally made it to our first stop on the road. We have been celebrating the holidays with the grandparents in Colorado. There have been challenges with the RV plumbing and heating since the man of the place arrived here over 2 months ago. The plumbing is now repaired and hooked up to…

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Oops! God, Have Mercy, I Goofed Again


  Sunday’s gospel (Luke 18:9-14) was all about humility. The pharisee proudly reminds God how well he has kept His commandments. The tax collector, in shame, hides in a corner and begs God’s mercy. Fr. K’s homily began with a reminder that once we think we have humility, we’ve lost it. His hint couldn’t have come at a better time. More…

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