“If you want to see, you have to look twice.”
The life and papacy of Saint John Paul II have had an immense impact on the Church after the Second Vatican Council and beyond. One only has to look at his contributions and personal witness […]
(The great convergence, probably behind those clouds. (December 22, 2020))
I could have put either of these two photos in an earlier post.
But I didn’t. So here they are now….
Bridgeport, Conn., Jan 2, 2021 / 04:35 pm (CNA).- The Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport has announced that Bishop Frank Caggiano is in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19 last Wednesday.
Bishop Caggiano has been systematically testing for COVID… […]
Daily, I live-stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Standard Time (= UTC -5 and ROME 1800h). (Check out LatinMass.live) Today I am at St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff, WI for 0730 Mass. Today: Holy Name of Jesus Prayers … Continue reading →
….and it is worth pondering Benedict XVI on the subject: read here
Published in today’s National PostRe: Houses of worship have a role to play in fighting COVID, Jamil Jivani, Dec. 22
Jamil Jivani says “If governments want to better engage front-line workers and families, they ought to partner with churches to help with communications and messaging concerning the pandemic, as well as the planning and execution of a vaccination strategy.”
I can’t imagine anything worse than my church becoming a mouthpiece for government policy on anything, and especially not on COVID. I can just imagine the government trying to convince our pastors to convince parishioners that they really do need to close the churches (wink wink). Last time our churches obediently acquiesced to the government and closed down. Now for the second time (in Ottawa) where COVID numbers are very low, we are shut down again. And just like before, we can still bump into people at Walmart and Costco, [and have an abortion — notice that this clause was omitted from the NP publication of my letter] but not go to church. Safety protocols in churches are far more stringent than these stores. So why can’t we go to Mass?