Category Archives: Church News

Dress Code

From the Amazonia synod, the story has broken that B16-preferred cassocks are now optional, and that clerical synod attendees may dress in clerical suits. I was surprised at the attention on social media. On facebook, my comment was, “Can’t hardly … Continue reading

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Buffalo Upgrades To Visitation

When I was involved in church stuff in nearby Rochester, we didn’t hear much from the Diocese of Buffalo. Today I noticed an apostolic visitation is coming. With the allegations of covering up sex abuse and intimidation, a Vos Estis … Continue reading

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Pope Envy

I read Fr James Martin had a half-hour meeting with the world’s most famous Jesuit. Though I don’t want to go there, I can imagine the spinning in some Catholic circles. Why wasn’t time made available for the dubi-cardinals? Was … Continue reading

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More Seminary Problems?

Whispered here, a notice of a CARA study on seminarians, finding that three-fourths of them report little of no problems in seminary experience. But with half of seminary rectors and/or bishops declining to let their men respond to the survey, … Continue reading

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Prayer As Protest

I’ve never been completely at ease with the non-prayer element of praying. At military installations, abortion clinics, or such. Nor, really for certain causes, like the Fortnight For Freedom. I noticed Fr Anthony Ruff offers this coopting of Cardinal Burke’s … Continue reading

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Moral Heterodoxy

Buffalo looks on track to be the next Kansas City/St Joseph and Minneapolis-St Paul, having one or two bishops removed from office. The metropolitan bishop in New York seems to be engaged in an investigation. In addition, the auxiliary bishop … Continue reading

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Shift In Shepherds

The transition in my diocese appears to be complete today. Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Sartain, and our co-adjutor (he blogs here) has a full and permanent appointment. I noticed a contrast in two news releases from … Continue reading

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