Errant: An erroneous conception of sacramental ordination, postulating worship ministers of either sex to perform even shamanic rituals:
Answer: “The will of the Church finds its ultimate motivation in the link between
celibacy and sacred ordinatio ...
Last week’s Padre’s Corner began a discussion of
certain truths of the Catholic Faith that are confused and even contradicted in
the ‘working document’ of the Amazon Synod of Bishops that will occur in Rome
next month. Again, neither a wor ...
There has been much discussion on the upcoming ‘Amazon Synod’. A Synod is when a group of bishops gather to discuss certain doctrinal/moral issues. They then give the Pope a summary of their discussions – perhaps, even advice. The Amazon Syn ...
speak of 'sagging faith', however. That is quite another matter. In the last
resort faith is an act of will, inspired by love. Our love may be chilled and
our will eroded by the spectacle of the shortcomings, folly, and even sins of
the Church an ...
September 14th is the
feast of the Triumph of the Cross. St.
Helena, the mother of Constantine, the first Christian Roman Emperor, had a
love for the Cross of Jesus. In the
early 320s Helena
traveled to the Holy Land to find the True
Thank you to everyone who attended and helped with the Funeral Mass for Fr. Tewes that was held here on Tuesday, August 27th. In particular, thank you to all of our bakers who provided cookies for the Vigil reception as well as Funeral Mass recept ...
Recent days mark the anniversaries of the deaths of two very
different public women. August 31, 1997 Princess
Diana of England
was killed in a car crash. If you
remember, the news media gave her death and funeral unparalleled coverage; a
again to our many volunteers who helped with the parish picnic this past
weekend! Whether with prep, set-up,
organizing games, serving/cooking food and clean-up, Thank You! Though the day was very warm, it was good to
see a few hun ...
As I write
this column on the Memorial of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits,
perhaps it would be well to consider a tremendous Jesuit missionary in the
United States. His name was Fr.
Pierre-Jean De Smet, S.J. A Belgian by
Virgin Mary has many solemnities, feasts and memorials throughout the Church
year. Do you know the only other woman
in the Church calendar who has a feast day in her honor? We might guess one of the women mentioned in