What’s more valuable? A Mass or a McDonald Meal

A few days ago I went to my old parish St. Anthony of Padua in Fitchburg for morning mass rather than my current parish. As I was looking at the parish bulletin I was shocked to see the weekday masses all empty in terms of intentions. It is a simple fact of life, or death, … Continue reading What’s more valuable? A Mass or a McDonald Meal

Under the Fedora Latin and English, Biden & History, NYT vs Alex Stephens, LGBTQ vs Legal Documents, Dick’s Vs Guns

My post on Canon Turner's 1st Mass got a lot of attention considering it wasn't instalanched and I wanted to make a point that might have been unclear.  I have been to the Latin mass before just not a high mass of the type that was on display.  Personally I think it would be healthy … Continue reading Under the Fedora Latin and English, Biden & History, NYT vs Alex Stephens, LGBTQ vs Legal Documents, Dick’s Vs Guns

Report from Louisiana: Fete Dieu du Teche

By: Pat Austin ARNAUDVILLE, LA – I’m not Catholic by faith, but this is the coolest thing I’ve seen lately. Just beautiful. Each year on August 15, Acadians participate in Fete-Dieu du Teche, which is “a 38-mile, all-day boat procession down the Bayou Teche that celebrates the arrival of the Acadians more than 250 years … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Fete Dieu du Teche

The Site is back up again or Always listen to your Guardian Angel

Ok we're back up (obviously) and I have a short story to tell you that you can take any way you wish. I get out of work at midnight. When I got home from work I went to bed thinking to my self: "I need to go to confession" I woke up early enough to … Continue reading The Site is back up again or Always listen to your Guardian Angel

How Dare God leave us when we asked him to

Today is the feast of the Transfiguration http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15019a.htm and as such it is an excellent time to answer a question I've been hearing concerning the Dayton and El Paso shootings, particularly from the non-religious: "Were was God when this was going on?" The short answer is: " Where you expect him to be?" For nearly … Continue reading How Dare God leave us when we asked him to

Reminder Taking Prayer Intentions for this Week’s Your Prayer Intentions Show

Simply leave your prayer request in comments. If you want to avoid details just leave a common saying "private" I'll be recording the show tomorrow or Wednesday morning for WQPH 89.3 FM shirley Fitchburg. The show is broadcast Saturday at noon EST

Some of My Best Friends Are Catholic

by baldilocks Many of my Facebook friends – most of whom are conservatives -- are arguing about controversies of recent vintage and of this particular day: whether or not to continue watching the NFL, whether Christians should allow their children to take part in Halloween festivities or participate in those festivities themselves. I find it … Continue reading Some of My Best Friends Are Catholic

Oh you mean THAT honor killing of my daughter

Remember five years ago when Pam Geller talked about the murder of Jessica Mokdad and her mother backed by the MSM insisted her daughter's murder was not an honor killing and we saw posts like this from the righteous left: The Jessica Mokdad Story: Family of Deceased Girl Doesn’t Want Pamela Geller Pimpin’ Their Daughter’s … Continue reading Oh you mean THAT honor killing of my daughter

Weinstein/Murphy Forgiving the Sin & Enforcing the Rules aren’t mutually Exclusive

That’s what we all do when we sin in any way. We go to confession with a firm purpose of amendment and start over with God’s help. Fr. Z An important point to make concerning Weinstein / Murphy et/al Harvey Weinstein and his enablers who knew what was going on have at the very least … Continue reading Weinstein/Murphy Forgiving the Sin & Enforcing the Rules aren’t mutually Exclusive

My advice as the Vatican Channels Sir Humphrey Appleby et/all

Let your 'Yes' mean 'Yes,' and your 'No' mean 'No.' Anything more is from the evil one. Matthew 5:37 James Hacker: Will you answer a direct question? Sir Humphrey Appleby: I strongly advise you not to ask a direct question. James Hacker: Why? Sir Humphrey Appleby: It might provoke a direct answer. James Hacker: Never … Continue reading My advice as the Vatican Channels Sir Humphrey Appleby et/all

This Sure Looks Like a Miracle to Me

That is a picture of a Rose Petal that was taken by my son's Iphone last night at a prayer service in Medford. Said Petal and one other were pressed against his chest by Brother Carmelo a mystic from the Philippians who is in Massachusetts who flew in tuesday and flies out tomorrow. Here are … Continue reading This Sure Looks Like a Miracle to Me

Interviews from the EWTN Family Celebration in Worcester Williams, Warsaw, Grodi, Conroy, Radlicz and Pacwa

I told my story of the 2nd day of the EWTN family celebration in this post on Stacy McCain in Massachusetts. Because of the Buffet Books and Blather event I was not able to attend Saturday but Sunday was a grand time with Sunday Mass celebrated by Bishop McManus, Confessions throughout the day an area … Continue reading Interviews from the EWTN Family Celebration in Worcester Williams, Warsaw, Grodi, Conroy, Radlicz and Pacwa

Robert Stacy McCain In Massachusetts Day 5: EWTN & Many Colleges

It was back in Chicago that I found out that the EWTN Family Celebration in Worcester was going to take place at the very same time as our Stacy McCain event. This was an event I would have to cover but I perceived it would be a good event for Stacy to cover as well … Continue reading Robert Stacy McCain In Massachusetts Day 5: EWTN & Many Colleges

Fr Frank Pavone of Priests for Life at the 2017 Catholic Marketing Network

I speak to Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life at the Catholic Marketing Network His latest book is here Priest's for life web site is here. The Rest of my Catholic Marketing Network posts are here.

Religion: Alive and Well in Asia

During my recent trips in Asia, I was struck by how many Catholic churches and seminaries existed in places like Yangon, Myanmar, and Da Nang, Vietnam. In Hong Kong, I happened upon a standing-room-only church service, and in Guangzhou, China, the Sacred Heart Cathedral has become a tourist stop for many Chinese. After the 1949 … Continue reading Religion: Alive and Well in Asia