Monday, September 13, 2021

Msgr. John Brady - Arrangement


Word has come to me about the passing of Msgr. John Brady, at the age of 92.

 I was told that he was very active in Scouting in the DC area and the US for many, many years.  Born in Chevy Chase.  He was last residing at or near St. John the Evangelist  in Clinton MD.


From the St. John the Evangelist Church in Clinton MD website:


DATE: Thursday, 16th September
WHERE: St. John the Evangelist Church, Clinton, MD
Mass: 7:30PM


Funeral Mass

DATE: Friday, 17th September
WHERE: St. Bartholomew Catholic Church
6900 River Rd., Bethesda, MD 20817


Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord
and let perpetual light shine upon him.

May he rest in peace. Amen.

May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

+Gregory, National Press Club and the McCarrick Situation

+Gregory spoke at the National Press Club yesterday (Sept. 8th) and to take questions.  And no, I did not submit any questions in advance. 

Although there were a number of questions, there were the obvious ones regarding Mr. McCarrick and sexual abuse.  


Here is The Pillar's take on this: 

Clerical sexual abuse is “absolutely contrary to everything that I as a priest, my brother priests and bishops, should be pursuing, in terms of serving of our people,” Gregory said.

Perhaps surprisingly, the cardinal also talked about vicarious liability. He explained that bishops should not be held accountable for assigning abusive priests to ministry if they had no way of knowing about the acts of abuse or misconduct.

Gregory was direct on that issue: “I can only act on that which I know. And I do it clearly, honestly, straightforwardly, and I continue to do it.”


 To read the rest of their "take" on this, and it is good and only a couple of minutes, please go to The Pillar


Monday, September 6, 2021

St. Mary's Restoration Overview


Here is an overview of what St. Mary Mother of God Church (downtown DC) has proposed to the Archdiocese of Washington.

Although I have not been there in over 20 years, hopefully the proposal will be approved.  I look forward to returning to it. 


Saturday, August 28, 2021

Deacon Mark Asselin (Another Update)


Well, I decided to spend a couple of minutes and take a look at his Twitter feed.   

 What I have noticed are two things:  (1) He retweets a great deal; and, (2) there is never any criticism of Joe Biden.  

Not one drop of criticism, although he head plenty to say when Donald Trump was president. Search through his twitter feed and you can't find any. 

Can we say "Democrat Party Owned Deacon?" 


Now, I think that those who helped us in Afghanistan need out help.  However, I think that those Catholics who voted for Biden and caused this disaster, should host a family for a year or two.  What say you Deacon Mark?

This is the only tweet about the fall of Afghanistan.  Not a drop of criticism of Biden, although he was and is a strong supporter of Biden.  Guys like him are the cause of this, and own it. 


So here we have him sticking up for +Cupich, when it was +Cupich who put this poor priest in the position.  And yes, you know what would have happened to the poor priest, who was told by +Cupich to fill in at the last minute, if he had denied Communion.  The worst part are the comments by supposed "Catholics."



Thursday, August 26, 2021

Deacon Mark Asselin Update


It has been a while since I have done one of these, and I don't always have the time to look, but I will tell you, for a person who works full time and is a deacon, he certainly tweets a great deal.


I have really got to stay more on top of his antics. 


Really, using Fr. Reese? 

Attacking a prelate and those who wish to worship using the TLM.   Not very nice but that is par for the course with him.

Finding faith in the NYTimes.  Really? 
Did not realize that he was so in tune with military promotions.



Monday, August 23, 2021

Mr. McCarrick to appear in Court

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick was criminally charged in Massachusetts last month with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old during a 1974 wedding reception at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

 McCarrick was initially summoned to appear in court this week, on Thursday, August 26. But his first court date — called an arraignment — has been rescheduled to next week; the hearing will take place on Sept. 3.

 To read the full story, go over to The Pillar.