Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Has Immaculate Heart of Mary sold?

In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations. -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

When you sell the House of God for filthy lucre, you rip the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.

Do not forget St. Patrick's, the proceeds of which are being drained from parish coffers as we speak, to the tune of about $100,000. (It is nearly the end of 2012 and no financials for 2011 yet so it could be much more than that.) The sacrifice of IHM is rumored to pay for the take down of the Brennan Center--making room for a parking lot--and a new boiler for St. Mary's.

If you look at the listing it claims IHM is vacant (click on the picture and it will enlarge). Really? I guess two priests don't live there, and I guess the youth group doesn't have a Mass there regularly. And I suppose that the family who contributed thousands of dollars to fix up Rogers Hall for the youth group doesn't mind that it is being sold, either.

All Saints...all one. That is the meme.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Ag Criost an Siol

May God's blessing be upon the Diocese of Rochester and all who reside therein.

In case you don't know Gaelic:

With Christ of the Seed, with Christ of the Harvest
In the granary of God, may we be taken
With Christ of the Sea, with Christ of the fishes
In the lines of God may we be entwined
From growth to age, and from age to death
Your two hands O Christ hither draw us.
From death to the end, not the end, but all eternity
In paradise of the blessed may we reside

Bishop's resignation accepted--updates ongoing

Rome has accepted Bishop Clark's resignation. An Apostolic administrator, Bishop Cunningham from Syracuse, has been named. See here. More here and here.

UPDATE 1: More info here.

UPDATE 2: Catholic Courier

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children. “ -- President George W. Bush

Photos of Ground Zero about 10 days afterward, still smoking.

My Memories Of 9/11, And The End Of Freedom by Rev. Robert Sirico

(H/t to the Treehouse and treepers)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

A glowing tribute

Deacon Ray Defendorf has written a glowing tribute to the retiring Bishop Clark. Read it here.

From the article:
"Under Bishops Sheen and Hogan, the Diocese of Rochester had firmly embraced Vatican II. As members of the first class of permanent deacons slated to be ordained two years later, our excitement was slightly tinged with apprehension. At your first meeting with deacon candidates and spouses, someone asked, "Bishop Clark, will you be a bishop of The Church or of The People of God?" The room grew silent as all looked to see how red your face would become. But, instead of anger, your expression was instead one of bafflement. "I don’t really understand the question," I recall you saying. "The Church IS the People of God."