Wednesday, March 26, 2014

EDUCATING THE MASSES: TAKING ACTION TOWARD ACCOUNTABILITY

 
Chancery Offices of the Diocese of Madison Wisconsin
at the Bishop O'Connor Pastoral Center

One of the most commonly asked questions I am asked about blogging priests is, "Father D, doesn't anyone hold these guys accountable?"

The answer is YES and NO.  While there is no one particularly assigned to oversee the blogs of priests (and deacons) when the occasion warrants, the said cleric's Ordinary can step in. (The Ordinary is the bishop or religious superior to whom the cleric owes obedience.)  Usually, the bishop will designate (deputize) a priest to act on his behalf, called a Vicar General.

Monsignor J Bartylla, Vicar General of the Diocese of Madison

One thing I have learned in my many years of maneuvering around the chancery, is that they (Bishops and Vicars General) do not like to receive phone calls, emails, letters or post cards about troublesome priests (or deacons) liberal or conservative, ordinary or extraordinary, Latin or Eastern.  

What do we do with this information?  Tune in later.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

PUBLIC CRITICISM OF THE POPE BY THOSE WHO SEEK TO PROFIT FROM IT

I never thought I would type these words, but I pretty much agree with Michael Voris on this. Even the occasional reader will know I am not even close to being a fan of Voris and his usual triumphal approach to evangelization. This is a point to ponder for the Zuhlsdorf's of the blogosphere.



 
Long live Pope Francis!  The Pope of Christian Unity!
God bless Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI!  Grant him health & long life!

Genuine Lenten Traditions


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Blessed Lent! See you all after Easter!

When it comes right down to it, Zuhlsdorf and his ilk are just not worth the effort year round. They don't get it.  If left to their own devices, they never will.  PRAY FOR THEM!  FAST FOR THEM!  GIVE ALMS IN THEIR NAMES!

Pray. 

Fast.
Give to the poor of your time, talents and treasure.
Let God work miracles in your life.

I'm not giving up, just tending to that which is most important.  I pray that all our readers, regular and occasional will do the same.

Most of all, please pray for me, a sinner.
 
Fr D