Saturday, July 12, 2014


Our friends over at The New Liturgical Bowel Movement missed a few photos from the recent Colloquium in Indy.

We're happy to share them here, and we think we've found just the crozier to match Archbishop Alexander KING Sample's mile-high mitre!
People often ask me, "Father, Father, what are you reading?"  As you all know Father reads at least  sixteen books at one time.  Most recently Father has decided to read about something which he has never experienced.  Not as captivating as Ritual Notes, but informative.

"The other [form of spiritual worldliness] is the self-absorbed promethean neo-pelagianism of those who ultimately trust only in their own powers and feel superior to others because they observe certain rules or remain intransigently faithful to a particular Catholic style from the past. A supposed soundness of doctrine or discipline leads instead to a narcissistic and authoritarian elitism, whereby, instead of evangelizing, one analyzes and classifies others, and instead of opening the door to grace, one exhausts his or her energies in inspecting and verifying." 
Evangelii Gaudium

I am sure that most of you have long ago digested the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelli Gaudium. Though I read the document when it initially was issued, I am a bit behind in studying and analyzing it. An exciting Friday evening at the rectory you might say.  I stumbled upon this commentary  by Father Dwight Longnecker. I've been rather critical of Father Longnecker in the past, perhaps wrongly so.  I've recently come to think of the good Father as an excellent example of the type of priest the Church is blessed to have converting from Anglicanism, as opposed to those more recent examples who have boarded the Barque of Peter only to look for holes and loose boards and dare pass it off as enrichment.


  1. The Indy thing doesn't count as a REAL Mass. It was not ad orientem. Z told me so over his third French Manhattan.

  2. While Father Longenecker isn't at the level of bitterness as Mother Mary and RetRorate, he still does enjoy condescendingly scolding Pope Francis and his "communication style." Longenecker thinks Francis should just "shut up."

  3. Dwight would do himself, his wife, the Church and the whole galaxy a huge favor if he just zipped up below and above the trouser belt.

  4. if one checks out rorate, he is having infallible issues lately. its only a matter of time he joins either the sedes's or maybe williamson's "resistance" (if he not there already)

    1. I think you're correct, O 7: 58 pm One. Kudos, Father, Father, your Reverence.
      Retro and his Germanic poncy partner, the Eponymous Flower, is/are long ago drew the line at Pius XII.
      The Brick-with-Eyes is there too only he won't officially declare it. He is and remains a Crypto.

      Besides, there are still plenty of lunatics among his camp followers who are Faithful to the Pope and Magisterium types to jeopardize a good business caper.

      Only when The Remnant takes him on as editor in chief will he 'come out' officially with the very attractive hat, gloves and handbag he's had in the closet all these years.