Priestly Vocations

Over at Fr. Z’s blog, What does the Prayer Really Say?, someone commented that the permanent diaconate should be gotten rid of, at least partially because it has caused or contributed to a decline in the number of priestly vocations. Well, I obviously couldn’t let that pass, now could I? …

Galarraga was Screwed

Armando Galarraga of the Detroit Tigers took a PERFECT GAME into the 9th inning of tonight’s game against the Indians. Got the first out on a spectactular catch by CF Austin Jackson. Second out was routine. 26 up and 26 down. No hits, no walks. 27th batter hits what appears …

In defense of his own theology | Philadelphia Inquirer | 07/05/2009

Was browsing Google News and found this little tidbit. Apparently Archbishop Weakland, formerly of Milwaukee, has written a memoir defending his ministry work which was focused on the democratization of the Church. So telling is this quote from the article… Weakland’s affinity for monasticism’s collaborative style, which resisted autocratic rule, …

Angelus A Reminder of Mary’s “Yes”

Via ZENIT – Angelus Seen as Reminder of Mary’s “Yes”. Pope Benedict XVI … noted that today’s Gospel is Luke’s account of the Annunciation, “the mystery to which we return every day in reciting the Angelus.” “This prayer allows us to relive the decisive moment when God knocked at Mary’s …

Diaconate Journey

I’m actually a couple of weeks behind on this one. We’ve started formation for the Dicaonate finally. Started on July 19th with orientation. Our class has 18 men and 17 wives, and there doesn’t seem to be a person there we didn’t like. Pretty interesting mix of people, plus a lot …

Accepted!

It is now O-F-F-I-C-I-A-L. We are accepted into the Deacon Aspirancy Class of 2012. We met with Archbishop Kurtz yesterday afternoon for a little less than 45 minutes total. He is an extremely gracious and engaging man. We truly enjoyed our talk with him. For some reason he didn’t have …

Meeting with the Archbishop on Friday

Finally another Diaconate update. We had the psych test done way back in February. Mrs. Fric finished it in 3 hours. Took me another hour on top of that. Some of it was really odd. Some of it was relatively obvious. Weird parts were the questions like “Would you like to …