Thursday, June 19, 2014

Loose Lips in the Loggia (Corpus Christi Edition)

The big story in the world of Catholic new media this past week (if only off the beaten path) is the threat to close and sell off Manhattan's Holy Innocents Church, where parishioners spent a gazillion dollars to restore its interior and lavish painted mural ceiling, merging it with the "inclusive" (depending on your point of view) Saint Francis of Assisi parish, while also keeping open another nearby "inclusive" parish, Saint Francis Xavier. To the casual observer, a sin that cries to vengeance is a heresy that Cardinal Dolan can live with, but not the Traditional Mass.

Michael Voris his featured here once again taking twice as long as necessary with his own report on the subject. Of course, as is usually the case, there is another side to this story, which is featured below, but this writer cannot help but wonder whether a certain high churchman in Gotham isn't having yet another "Oops-I-Did-It-Again" moment.

Meanwhile, here's what's bouncing around the bandwidth of believers lately:

Pope Francis said that Christians do not exist outside the Catholic Church. Really, he said that, and was rather unambiguous about it. For once. [Now The End Begins]

… which begs the question, are we living in the end times? The short answer is, yes, for nearly two thousand years. Father Dwight Longnecker provides a longer one. [Standing On My Head]

There is often either a right way or a wrong way to go about things. With respect to the controversy highlighted above, what follows is the view from a certain Catholic in Brooklyn, with a few key points of reasoning mysteriously overlooked. Can you find them? [Catholic in Brooklyn]

More on the madness in Manhattan, this time from a traditionalist Anglican source. [Virtue Online]

In yet another instance of foot-in-mouth disease, former Speaker of the House and "ardent Catholic" Nancy Pelosi, having demonstrated in the past not knowing Augustine from a hole in the ground, has ordered the Archbishop of San Francisco not to participate in a pro-marriage rally. His Excellency begs to differ. [CatholicVote]

Finally, we simply cannot help ourselves whenever there appears any report of a kerfuffle involving the Archbishop of New York, His Immenseness Timothy Cardinal Dolan, and so we bring you, once again, our usual tribute for such occasions. [man with black hat]

Well, that's our story and we're stickin' to it. Remember to attend Holy Mass this Sunday, and stick around to march in the Corpus Christi procession, especially if it's in a town where they stop traffic for it. Until the next weekly chattel of church chat, stay tuned, and stay in touch.

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