Category Archives: Ministry

One of Our Own

Iowa State graduate, former parishioner of ours, and soon-to-be-ordained priest of our archdiocese chants the Gospel at a Mass in a humble basilica by a small river in an ancient city. He begins about 24:50 in. The pastor emailed him … Continue reading

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The Best Pastoral Easter Liturgy (That Might Get People To Return Next Sunday)

After a three-hour Easter Vigil, and two stuffed Sunday morning Masses, I was thinking about the ideal Easter Sunday Mass. I’ll mention a few things we did or didn’t do and please feel free to chime in with your parish’s practice, … Continue reading

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Church Hospitality: A Two-Way Street?

Blogger Jerry Galipeau has been a man without a parish for some months. Two weeks ago, he wrote about his experience worshiping at different parishes in the Chicago area. And not being welcomed anywhere. Last week he wrote a bit … Continue reading

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Pope To Canon Lawyers: You Are Pastors

Pope Francis addressing the Roman Rota: You are essentially pastors. As you carry out your judicial work, do not forget that you are pastors. Behind every file, every position, every case, there are persons who wait for justice.

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A Little Confusing

dotCommonweal, linked the NYT feature on turmoil at Seattle’s Eastside Catholic. It’s like a chain of dominos: a married gay teacher, a chairman of the board, and this week, the president. The same president who supposedly offered divorce as a … Continue reading

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Fr Pavone Settles

After friction with a few bishops over the past several years, Fr Frank Pavone is back in good standing. David Gibson at RNS has a feature up today. Good for Fr Pavone. His situation strikes me as similar to John … Continue reading

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Cardinal Watch

Honduras’s octocardinal, Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga has been getting headlines for what I was reading as a “brotherly” pushback against CDF head and cardinal-to-be Gerhard Müller. I counted no less than nine headers at conservative outlet Pewsitter. John Allen picks up the original … Continue reading

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