Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Pope speaks about Music at the Mass

The Pope releases a letter on the Liturgy, touching on suitable music :

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Feminist Whining 101

Those who agitate for women's ordination will never give up. Even if the Church came out with a statement that couldn't in ANY way be argued against, even down to the teeniest, tiniest detail, the Church-haters would still flop around screaming like flounders on a hot dock in June.

Get a load of the whine over at NCR ( and no, they don't have any cheese to go with that whine, unless you count their opinions ):

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Another one bites the (gay) dust

Presbyterian Church USA will now accept openly gay & lesbian clergy. They join the Episcopals in their run off the spiritual cliff.

Maybe this is how the Reformation will be reversed - eventually all of the Protestant sects out there "liberalize" themselves to the point that the only thing left for true followers of Christ to do is to join the Catholic Church.

I don't see the Evangelicals or the Southern Baptists caving in to the Modern Tidalwave anytime soon, though. They're hanging tough.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Catholic Eye Candy

Here's the rear altar at Immaculate Conception - Mount Saint Mary's University in Emmitsburg, MD.

The Sunday evening masses here employ a guitar - and after attending these numerous times, I can alter my opinion of the use of guitars at mass. Now, there's a big difference between employing a guitar at mass and a "guitar mass". There's also a small choir that joins in, along with a violin and a piano. I think only the most ardent Traditionalist would object to what they hear.

Considering that the University mass is predominately college kids, with a few of us old farts thrown in to mix things up, the reverence they show is quite impressive. Before I went, I was thinking "This is going to be some sort of hootenanny".

It's a testament to the University and to the parents of these kids.

The ol' CCB can be tough on modern life, but I'll give credit where it's due. I'll miss this place over the summer, that's for sure.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Birds of a Feather Fry Together

I wonder how big the welcoming committee is Down Below?