Thursday, November 20, 2014

Death of Bishop Leonard Oliver

Statement from the Archdiocese of Washington:

And over at Wikipedia:

V. Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine.
R. Et lux perpetua luceat eis.

Fidelium animae, per misericordiam Dei, requiescant in pace. Amen.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Fr. Dan Leary on "Jesus, the Gift of the Father"

Sent to me by a reader.  If you have not heard Fr. Dan preach, then you are missing out on what a friend calls "a powerful preacher."


“Jesus, the Gift of the Father,” an evening of reflection with Fr. Dan Leary, Tuesday November 18, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at St. Andrew the Apostle Church (11600 Kemp Mill Rd, Silver Spring, MD). The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed and confession will be available with light refreshments to follow.  For more information contact Maris Moriarty @

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Happy Anniversary and THANK YOU!!!

On Nov. 8, 2007 I lauched this blog.

It has been seven years and over 1300 postings.

I did not think that I would have continued for so long but I have.

All I can say is:  THANK YOU!

Thank you for reading.

Thank you for writing.

Thank you for your prayers.

Hopefully, I can do this for at least another seven.


Friday, November 7, 2014

Maryland Catholic Conference: Supporting the Destruction of the Constitution and a Despot?

With the Republican Party taking over the Senate, winning additional seats in the House of Representatives, as well as, the Governorship of Maryland (and other states), Obama (does not deserve the title of the President of the United States, as he vacilates between Tyrant and President of a Banana Republic) has decided to take Executive Action on illegal aliens.

If the Maryland Catholic Conference (MCC) decides to support this action, then I am condeming them as supporters of the destruction of the Constitution and of a TYRANT.

Yes, you read it correct:  The Maryland Catholic Conference is willing to destroy the powers enumerated in the Constitution and support a Tyrant, for a policy which most Americans (and I bet most Catholics) do not support.

The MCC is out of touch, a failure and needs to be disbanded.

Do you agree?

PS:  If the Maryland Catholic Conference wishes to respond to this, I will publish their reply in full.  I won't ban them, as they have done to me, on Facebook.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Anti-Catholic protesters with bullhorns appear at several D.C.-area parishes

A spokeswoman with the Archdiocese of Washington, which oversees 139 parishes in the District and suburban Maryland, said Wednesday that “really small” groups of protesters have appeared on the property of three or four parishes in the past couple of weeks near Mass time. They were shouting at parishioners going in and out and were handing out “fundamentalist” Christian literature, said Chieko Noguchi.

She would not identify the parishes or share the literature or what it said, saying it was unclear whether the protesters had created it or were using something they got elsewhere.

“It was disconcerting,” she said, that protesters would use a worship service as a time to protest.

Police were called Oct. 25 to at least one of the parishes, St. Pius X in Bowie, but the police chief there said no information was available about the group. Messages left with St. Pius staff were not immediately returned.

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Every Child Is God’s Gift: Maryland Family Witnesses to Life at St. Joseph’s House

St. Joseph’s House started as the Special Needs Children’s Center, a highfalutin name for what we were. But it really grew out of the need we saw in families who cared for a child with a handicap 24-7, 52 weeks a year,” said Dan LaHood. Cubby became licensed to run a home daycare after the couple’s oldest son was born.

“As Cubby worked at a special-ed school, she witnessed the toll this was taking on the families she encountered on a daily basis. One child staying with us for an afternoon led to a weekend, led to asking for daily after-school care and summer care. Before we knew it, we had eight very small, very disabled kids in our house,” he continued.

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