Monday, July 26, 2010

Thank the Lord for Air Conditioning!

With all of this heat, I'm sure thankful that we've got air conditioning in my parish!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Senator Byrd's in Heaven?

According to Bishop Michael Bransfield of Wheeling-Charleston, that's exactly where the late Senator Robert Byrd is already. Safe in heaven. Nope, no need for prayers here, people, he's already there. Wow.

Is this how low we've come? That even a Catholic bishop declares a non-Catholic to be in heaven? It would appear that "social promotion", that great equalizer of the publik skools, has now worked it's way into the hierarchy of the American Church.

Puts a new, modern twist on "Whatsoever you bind on earth, is bound in Heaven", because if an authority in the Church says you've made it, then I guess they're duty bound upstairs to let you in, right? Right?

Read about it here:

Here's a nice piece on purgatory over at Bedlam or Parnassus:

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Raid in Belgium

Belgium was (is) one of the leading "lights" in the Dissenting Catholic movement, beginning in the 1960's (and probably with roots that go farther back). Belgium also is the place where the authorities raided the palace of the archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels for information related to sex abuse and cover-ups.


Check out the Real Catholic TV's spot on the Dissenting Chickens coming home to roost: