Archive for June 2012

On the health care act, the bus nuns, and the wisdom of subsidiarity

Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act surprised me–and upset me a good deal. The bishops immediately called (again) for Congress to fix the problems with the law that infringe our religious liberty, though making clear they had never joined in “efforts to repeal the law in its entirety”. But neither did they… (read more)

Capitol Rosary Rally kicks off the Fortnight for Freedom

Bishop Morlino joined what looked to me about 500 Madison Catholics last night for the first in a series of Capitol Rosary Rallies. A beautiful evening. The bishop spoke very briefly, explaining what we were doing was entirely not political. Fr Isaac Mary Relyea then led us in 15 decades of the Rosary, the traditional… (read more)

Nuns on the Bus visit Sinsinawa and Janesville

Recently the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued a long awaited doctrinal assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, an official Church organization consisting of the leaders of most (but not all) of the communities of active religious sisters in the United States. One point of concern was the association of the… (read more)

Two Thumbs Up for Carrying the Cross with Jesus!

MOST sweet Jesus, whose overflowing charity for men is requited by so much forgetfulness, negligence and contempt, behold us prostrate before Thee, eager to repair by a special act of homage the cruel indifference and injuries to which Thy loving Heart is everywhere subject. Mindful, alas! that we ourselves have had a share in such… (read more)

Church Militant Field Manual

I’ve ordered my copy of Fr Rick Heilman’s brand-new book, Church Militant Field Manual: Special Forces Training for the Life in Christ, and I’m confident this will be a good book. Fr Rick is pastor of St. Ignatius Parish, Mt. Horeb, Holy Redeemer Parish, Perry, and St. Mary Parish, Pine Bluff, and founder of the… (read more)

Corpus Christi Procession: Jesus at the Capitol

Photographs can’t capture how moving and beautiful  this procession was, nor can I describe it all. These capitol steps have been an embattled place for many months, as the “Recall” demonstrations have centered right there. In his sermon after the Blessed Sacrament was enthroned on the altar at the top of the steps, Monsignor Holmes… (read more)

Madison’s June 8th Stand Up For Religious Freedom Rally!

Our Stand Up For Religious Freedom Rally was  a great success, with stirring speakers and head count of 300 attendees! I believe and hope that everyone who attended was encouraged and formed by the experience–one of the organizers said afterward “I see the event as an opportunity to inspire/train the spiritual warriors attending”. Rally Captain… (read more)

Viva Cristo Rey!

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