Thursday, February 15, 2007
And another low profile, hide in the broom cupboard Diocesan press officer.
"The communications office for the Boston Archdiocese did not return calls from the Townsman seeking comment."
This Father Faber, founder of the London Oratory would not have been within a thousand miles of Vienna's Cathedral when that Father Faber was administering blessings to homosexual couples.
"The spokesman for the archdiocese, Joseph Zwilling, did not return calls about the guards and the arrests last night."
Mr Zwilling never, ever returns calls. As Hoover is the brand name for hoovers, Zwilling means non-responsive press spokesman (hiding under desk while Catholics are arrested).
Why do Dioceses throughout the Catholic world target the most glorious Churches of their inheritance?
Scroll down to St Mary of the Angels and "pastoral" "reorganisation".
As I asked last year when interviewed on Flemish TV, "What will happen to Flanders, if she is no longer Catholic?".
The Heart of the Priest is the Heart of Christ.
An account of an ecumenical carnival evening in Mainz, under the episcopal jurisdiction of Cardinal Lehmann, the original Carnival Cardinal. The fish rots from the head as they teach you at management school.
Meanwhile in another parish, Catholic men pretend to be nuns for carnival. Mocking themselves and more importantly the high vocation and sacrifice of religious women.
Traditionally on Shrove Tuesday, Masses were said in reparation for the sins committed during carnival. In the modern Church, the sins have well and truely entered the Church and been accepted. There has never been more reason to pray on Shrove Tuesday.
Cathcon brings you the full text of a Carnival Mass. Sadly, its in German, but for starters
In the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
The God of Joy be with you!
Humour is, when one nevertheles laughs!
The Penitential Act is a piece of doggerel verse about dreams and clowns.
Heaven is confused with the Land of Smiles. ("land of smiles' refers to the Chinese trait of smiling, whatever happens in life.")
The sermon is replaced by a play including as charectors, Inge Always Cheerful, Mr Happy and a Dr Painless.
The Kiss of Peace - we give one another our most beautiful smile.
The joke about the elephant and the mouse prefaces the Final Blessing.