Tuesday, August 25, 2015

On women playing the role of lector

Women's likes to read
I kind of stood back for awhile on this issue because it seemed so obvious to me - the solution that is - that I figured someone would state the obvious.

Its not about whether having women fill the lector role at Mass is wrong (that seems plain). Nor is it about laymen in general.

Simply put, there is no reason why the priest cannot read all the propers and lectionary during mass.  It is not that hard to do so.  It is not necessary to clericalize laymen, but rather to teach them the dignity that their state affords them.

Stop the abuse of "active participation".


Friday, August 14, 2015

Fr. Hollowell:"Mass Needs to Be Just What I Want"

 "My Faith isn't shaken by crappy Church architecture 
My Faith isn't shaken by music at Mass that is off key and strained 
My Faith isn't shaken by bored servers dressed in ratty garb 
My Faith isn't shaken by there not being a communion rail 
My Faith isn't shaken by priests celebrating Mass facing the people 
My Faith isn't shaken by Mass trending towards a cult of personality around the celebrant 
My Faith isn't shaken by 48 people distributing Holy Communion at every Mass 


The Church's requirements for the Mass aren't based on what will or will not affect MY PERSONAL Faith 

The Church has set up the Mass in a certain way so as to help strengthen the Faith of people who visit and DON'T know what we believe when they walk in. 

St John Vianney, Blessed Mother Teresa, St. Francis and countless others preached and lived RADICAL POVERTY but also wrote extensively and also actually built beautiful Churches, secured beautiful vestments, etc."

Read the rest of his post HERE (BTW, can someone inform Deacon Kandra and the Patheos folks that female lectors are not necessary... is it really that hard for the priest to read all three letters?)

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Will you process with us to Honor Our Lady? (St. Stan's 8/15)

Have you ever been in a Marian procession before?

On Saturday, August 15th, St.Stanislaus will be offering all those of Good Will the opportunity to Honor and give witness to Our Lady on the feast day of her Assumption.

Holy Mass starts at 9am and the procession will follow.

If you are able to take pictures of the event it would be greatly appreciated.  Please forward them to St. Stan's email or to my email account


See you there!

Will you process with us to honor Our Lady?Following the 9am Mass on August 15th, we will be processing around the...
Posted by St. Stanislaus Catholic Church (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Chris Farley's friend Matt Foley finally breaks his silence

Pre-ordained Matt Foley with Chris Farley for a Rugby Photo
“After the funeral, Farley's mother asked Foley not to give any interviews. The media was hungry for details of Farley's life and death from anyone close to the comedian in his last days. He obliged.
Last year, though, Foley got a call from Mrs. Farley, who asked him to participate in the "I Am Chris Farley" documentary. He agreed and sat for a two-hour interview talking about his friend and reminiscing about old times.
Like when Farley had just moved into a new apartment in New York and asked his ordained friend to come bless it.
Foley was walking around the apartment sprinkling holy water when he turned around and saw Farley following him, his hands folded like an altar server, quietly reciting the Hail Mary and Our Father prayers to himself.
"He was completely serious, but it cracked me up because it was just the two of us there and he looked so funny with his hands folded," Foley remembered. ‘But he was dead serious, and there was a tenderness in his face. It was a beautiful thing.’”

Read the whole article HERE