Tuesday, August 23, 2016

My Tribute to 2016 Team Golden Girls

The following image is my tribute to the Golden Girls who won gold for Team USA at the just concluded Rio Olympics. I made it in Sketchup (a CAD/3D modeling program) since my Photoshop license transferred from the original owner of my last laptop/hard drive/server expired.

Here we go:

Since it is about the Olympic team, it's free for you to share! 

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Another weekly Sunday Mass in New England

From the New Liturgical Movement blog: 

Effective Sunday, September 4, 2016, Holy Ghost Parish in Tiverton, Rhode Island (Fr. Jay Finelli, pastor) will have the Traditional Latin Mass every Sunday at 9AM and every Holy Day of Obligation. Holy Ghost has been offering the Novus Ordo ad orientem and a TLM on the First Sunday of every month. 

Despite having the best bishop in New England, the Diocese of Providence only had Sunday Masses in the Traditional rite at Holy Name in Providence (near Brown and RISD). 

Holy Ghost Parish is right over the Fall River, Mass. line. The Diocese of Fall River has a Francis appointee, and I suggest any Catholics who remain in this diocese to start crossing diocesan (and state) boundaries every Sunday to attend this Mass. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


Catholic Family News editor John Vennari recently announced he has cancer. Please pray to St. Philomena for his recovery and if you can donate to help cover his medical bills, please send your money to the address at this link. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Is Katie Ledecky a devout Catholic?

God Bless Katie Ledecky! God Bless Team USA!
Since Olympic Gold Medalist Kathleen "Katie" Ledecky from Team USA says a Hail Mary before she swims, she has been reported by several news outlets as a "devout" Catholic. But does saying the Hail Mary alone make you a devout Catholic? 

The 19-year-old from Bethesda,  Maryland comes from a well-to-do family who sent her to Catholic schools. Fine, but so many "Catholic" schools accept anyone with money. Many of her classmates might have not been baptized Catholics. 

Unless Katie starts attending the Traditional Latin Mass, I would not count her in as a devout Catholic. Since her Olympic training might have interfered with her ability to attend a proper Sunday Mass, it is not her fault. 

Katie Ledecky is only a lay woman. But according to the August 12th edition of the "Catholic" Free Press , the Bishop of Worcester sat as a spectator at Bishop Athanasius Schneider's Pontifical High Mass at World Youth Day sponsored by Juventutem. (I can't imagine this was an official WYD event.) Supposedly this was his first Pontifical liturgy since his seminary days. 

As Bishop, he is responsible for the liturgy in his diocese. The fact that Bishop McManus can leave his diocese to be an official catechist at Catholic Woodstock and attend a Pontifical High Mass that Woodstockers would never attend shows that he is selling his flock out. Why isn't he relocating his episcopal throne to the Gospel side of St. Paul's Cathedral, moving the altar back against the reredos, and start offering Pontifical High Masses in his own cathedral church as a real bishop would? 

Young Catholics like Katie Ledecky are being corrupted in their spiritual life on a daily basis because of Vatican II. Please pray for them.