Saturday, March 11, 2006

Confitemini Domino, quoniam bonus: quoniam in saeculum misericordia ejus.

My fiance and I will be attending the traditional latin Mass this Sunday. It will be a High Mass and her first experience with the Missal of 1962.

UPDATE: 3/13/06, in response to comments:

My fiance liked the Mass, which was at St. Pius X chapel in Uniondale, it is the so called "indult" Mass. The Mass is always at 11 AM and alternates between High and Low, with refreshments served after low Masses. The Mass was only allowed once a month there under Bishop McGann. But Bishop Murphy allowed the Mass to become weekly. Hopefully, the Mass will eventually be moved to a parish, so Ecclesia Dei can be fully implemented. There should be a parish here on Long Island modeled after St. Agnes in Manhattan or St. John Cantius in Chicago, one that has reverent Masses using both the traditional and normative missals (not to mention Baptisms, weddings, funerals, etc.. ). This would help Catholics rediscover their heritage and foster vocations. Many Catholics here on Long Island end up going to independent and "unapproved" Masses because of what they experience in parishes. The Diocese needs to do more to keep traditionalists at home here. This somewhat out of date listing of traditional Masses on Long Island shows there are several traditionalist groups here on Long Island, but only 1 Diocese-approved Mass. (The list is out of date because both Msgr. Soave and Fr. DePauw are deceased).

Some Long Island traditional Catholic facts:

Fr. DePauw is considered the first Catholic priest to have established an independent chapel for the traditional Mass- 1968!! Mel Gibson once attended Mass there.

"Bishop Clarence Kelly" is one of the priests who broke from the SSPX.

The SSPX has a chapel in Farmingville.

Two well known "traditionalist" Catholics from Long Island are Dr. Thomas Drolesky and Dr. Thomas Woods Jr.

It was a traditional Catholic Long Islander, Vincent Cioci, who helped to expose the corruption of the Society of St. John in Shohola, PA.

Friday, March 10, 2006

"First, you should know that Yanni has injured his finger, after allegedly slapping his girlfriend around. With any luck, this should keep him away from a keyboard for quite a while."

JanJan, at With Issue
"More than 20 years after the Rev. Walter J. Ciszek' death, preliminary steps towards his canonization as a saint of the Roman Catholic Church are complete. The Diocese of Allentown forwarded documentation to bolster the cause of canonization to Rome."

You can read all about Fr. Ciszek here or even better, buy the wonderful book "With God In Russia" from Ignatius Press.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

From the I'm Stuck On An Island With Morons File:

Man accused of hitting toddler while shouting ethnic slurs in Patchogue

A Bellport High School custodian was arrested Tuesday and charged with molesting a little girl.

Christopher Parrino, 37, confessed in January to driving with Pelosi to the East Hampton home of millionaire financier Theodore Ammon on the October 2001 night Ammon was killed.

Police say it appears the baby was thrown from a car window on Sunset Drive and was run over several times before the remains were discovered

I really wish I could write a book about all the evil, horrible, nasty, racist, lying, conniving, shallow, envious morons I have met here. Don't get me wrong, I know plenty of nice people too, but Long Island sometimes seems to just be one big Jerry Springer Show reject depot. Let me put it another way: I used to work with Joel Rifkin, the serial killer who killed 19 prostitutes, and he wasn't so bad compared to some people I have met.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Diocese of Rockville Centre stuff:

Bishop William Murphy issued a new pastoral letter entitled, “United in Heart and Mind.”

Bishop Murphy was an excellent speaker at Faith on Tap last Monday. He has announced in his pastoral letter that the Diocese will have its first Eucharistic Congress starting on June 3. There will be a Diocesan pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady in Eastport to start it off. It will not be possible for me to attend since that happens to be the date I will be gettin' hitched.

Diocese of Rockville Centre Conducts Conference About Human Sexuality

Christopher West will be doing his two day Created and Redeemed Seminar at Kellenberg. I will be able to attend this with my fiance. It is almost impossible to describe the difference in the Diocese today than when I first was returning to the Church (around 1999-2000). Those who live in Dioceses with lots of dissent, corruption and official silliness, take note: things can improve rather dramatically within a few years. (LA Catholics I am talking to you, keep hope alive! Keep hope alive!) Ok, it's late I am going to bed.
Seminarians gone wild! (well just Gerald Alba dancing a bit)

via Angry Twins