Day: August 21, 2018


Fr James Martin Looking Confused (Pic Credit: Fr Dwight Longenecker)

Celibacy? Gay? Fr. James Martin? Whazzat?

. . .just what exactly does this “good celibate gay priest” look like?  Undoubtedly there are a good number of Catholic priests who experience same-sex attraction.  I believe many of them are holy, hard-working well-adjusted men.  Their sexuality has been accepted & integrated & by God’s grace they have mastered their lusts & sublimated their sexuality into their priestly vocation.  However, they do not describe themselves as “gay”. . .

by Father Dwight Longenecker

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Unwelcome Memories of Cardinal Mahoney – California Catholic Daily
Africa’s Priests are ‘Disappearing’ into Europe – Jonathan Luxmoore, Catholic Herald
Urgent: Hideous Symbol on Pastel Vestments for World Meeting of Families – Fr. Z’s Blog
Where is the St. Pope Pius X of Today? – Fr. John A. Perricone, Crisis Magazine
No “Proportionate Reasons” Justify Voting for Any Democrat – Guy McClung Ph.D. J.D.
Mass “Facing the People” as Counter-Catechesis & Irreligion – Pt. Kwasniewski Ph.D., NLM
The Forgotten Purpose of the Eucharist – Fr. Nnamdi Moneme O.M.V., Catholic Exchange
Robert Hugh Benson’s Stories Illuminate the Nature of Prayer – K. Franklin PhD, The CWR
Does The Catholic Church Have Too Many Rules? – uCatholic
The Joyful Service for Identical Twin Dominicans – Mark Zimmerman, CNS via Crux
My Takeaway From London Fashion – Meghan Ashley Styling (Catholic)
Florida Schools Now Display the State Motto ‘In God We Trust’ – Nancy Flory, The Stream
Secular Protests of the Papal Visit to Ireland – John P. McCarthy, Crisis Magazine
Finding a True Vocation: What I Want To Be When I Grow Up – D. Cerdeira, Those C. Men
Ignatius Press at 40 Years: An Interview with Fr. Joseph Fessio – J. McClain, NC Register
Pope Francis Sends a Video Message to Ireland Ahead of His Visit – Vatican News
How to Fundraise in the Face of a Church Scandal – Brice Sokolowski
7 Steps for Making a Holy Hour Holy – Birgit Jones, Catholic Stand
Note: A new post is published daily at 12:01 am U.S. Central Time

McCarrick Watch: Tvesday Late Edition

Sean Cardinal O’Malley (Pic Credit: Daniel Ibanez of Catholic News Agency via the National Catholic Register)

Seán Cardinal O’Malley Takes Personal Responsibility for Failure

. . .the Cardinal’s apology emerges as the McCarrick cover-up scandal & the Pennsylvania grand jury report places bishops & chanceries under the spotlight. . .

by Peter Jesserer Smith,

of the National Catholic Register

Who Knew About “Uncle Ted”? –
Bishop Robert McElroy Issues a Statement on the Death of Richard Sipe – Calif. C. Daily
Card. Jos. Tobin Tells Priests Not to Speak to Press after Gay Sub-Culture Claims – C Hrld
Why Men Like Me Should Not be Priests – Daniel Mattson, First Things
The Text of Letter Sent to Card. O’Malley Warning about McCarrick – The Boston Pilot
Homosexual Predators, Not Pedophile Priests, are Church’s Cancer – Fr. Gomes B.D. PhD
Pro-Homosexual Card. Joseph Tobin Proclaims Ignorance of ‘Gay Subculture’ – NC Rgstr
Active Homosexuality in the Priesthood Helped Cause This Crisis – Msgr. C. Pope, NCRgstr
There’s No Hell Like a Priest’s Hell, So Pray for Guilty Prelates – John Clark, NC Register
The Roots of Abuse – Mark Lambert, De Omnibus Dubitandum Est.
Safeguarding Commission Member: Bishops’ Role in Crisis Must be Acknowledged – NCRg
Note: A new post is published daily at 12:01 am U.S. Central Time

Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report: Tvesday Late Edition

Bill Donohue, President of the Catholic League (Pic Credit: Irish Central)

Bill Donohue: “Grand Jury Report Debunked“

. . .“Unlike most commentators & reporters, I have read most of the Pennsylvania grand jury report.  The purpose of this statement is to debunk many of the myths, & indeed lies, that mar the report. . .
by Steve Ray,
of Defenders of the Catholic Faith

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