Thursday, November 24, 2016

Gobble Gobble



For those here in the USA, its territories and dependencies, and especially the women and men serving in the Armed Forces,  Happy Thanksgiving! ( And YES do take advantage of that old mysterious Indult of PP Pius granting permission for meat on the Friday after Turkey Day! Y'all are already serving in a penitential situation so there is no need to split ass hairs over it.)



For the rest of you...


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

TIGHT ASS TUESDAY: Pope Promotes Mercy, Krazies Tighten Noose


Monday Pope Francis extended to all priests the faculty to absolve penitents from the sin of abortion as well as all censures and interdicts related to that act. Previously this was reserved to diocesan bishops.

Almost immediately upon its promulgation the Saint Tight-ass Brigade issued its clarifications. Why the concept of mercy needs to be clarified is beyond me.  Anyway.

It it a good thing.
The Pope wants priests to be able to make compassionate decisions and help people heal without involving canoeists and chancery flunkies.






Saturday, November 19, 2016

THE YEAR OF MERCY ENDETH

Seal the doors!
The Jubilee Year of Mercy has come to an end.


...and your little dog too my pretty!



Thursday, November 17, 2016

BOOTS IN THE PEWS: Amoris Laetitia in Action

I've long said that the best part of this blog is the readers. Some of the smartest and funniest posts are in the comments section.

The following comment is a great question and I'll toss it open to all the priests, deacons and pastoral ministers out there.

Father John, I was wondering if there has been any actual concrete benefits from Amoris Laetitia in your ministry. Have any remarried people approached you to receive the Sacraments? My concern is that this is basically an academic exercise that won't have an impact on the ground. Any stories proving or disproving this will be helpful.

Anyone with stories about this feel free to chime in as well.

Remember,  you can comment anonymously  here.


Let Father D's new Tat be a reminder that you're in a safe place here.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

I FEEL PRETTY: Summorum Pontificum Edition


Its use was suppressed for a reason.

Card. Castrillon arrived a bit ago.  I’m not sure why the choir sang Tota Pulchra Est.

Father D has it on good authority that was the antiphon that Kimbie Sample had requested for her entrance.





Meanwhile, over at the Congregation for Divine Worship, Pope Francis has been putting his stamp on the next S.P. Pilgrimage.