Tag Archives : sex abuse

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 Atheist Inquisition


By Tribunal del Santo Oficio de la Inquisición (Enciclopedia Española) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons   So Happy 4th of July!  Before I even left for 6:30a.m. Mass yesterday, I saw the ad headline in the Los Angeles Times:   “Quit The Catholic Church”. I was miffed, but it had to wait until after Mass.  In fact, I made it…

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St. Katherine Marie Drexel, American Saint


And now for some GOOD NEWS…what is better than an inspiring American Roman Catholic from currently tormented Philadelphia?  And a modern saint to boot? source – freebase March 3rd gives us the feast of St. Katherine Drexel. It couldn’t be more timely this year. With the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in an uproar over more old clergy sex abuse cases…

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Oh the Drama!


Maybe it’s the so-called “alignment of the planets”, as some say, or maybe it’s just me, but there seems to have been a whole lot of drama going on lately.  Families have their own inherent drama, of course.  Someone’s hurting, “well-meaning” others come in and stir things up and suddenly everything’s out of hand. In our church communities things get…

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