Thursday, April 28, 2016

Mt. Calvary Catholic Elementary School (Forestville, MD) to Close

I have been meaning to post this since Sunday, but have not had the chance.

On April 18th the Archdiocese announced to the parents and and students, that after 67 years, the school will close.   All Catholic school officials and pastors, in the Archdiocese, were notified of this the next day.

At this time, there seems to have been very little communicated about this by the Archdiocese.   There is no reference to it on the school or parish website. 

I suspect that the announcement was made at this time, so as not to give parents a chance to save the school from closing, and the Archdiocese a public relations headache.

I feel quite sad and sorry for those in the parish, the Bishop McNamara High School community, and esp. for those children who are currently enrolled.  I feel sad for the state of Catholic education in this Archdiocese.

For those who are interested, here is a great post about the history and memories of the school

(Note:  I do have documents to prove this and will post it if necessary, for those who might not believe.)

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Day Retreat for Healing from Infertility or Miscarriage at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine

If you, or if anyone you know, are dealing with infertility or a miscarriage, please consider joining us for a day retreat of hope and healing at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine. The retreat, which is co-hosted by the Archdiocese of Washington, includes: Mass with Father Dan Leary, a personal testimony, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and veneration before a relic of Saint John Paul II.  The retreat will take place on April 23rd from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and will begin with Mass. The retreat is free of charge. While advance registration is encouraged for planning purposes, walk-ins are welcome. 

For more information, or to register, visit: or contact Father Rick Kramer at the Archdiocese of Washington's Office of Family Life at:

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Breaking: Head of Catholic News Service Resigns!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Time for FIRE the Director and Editor over at CNS

Why should anyone listen to us, when our own employees are against us! 

 The Director and Editor in Chief of the Catholic News Service, which is the official news and information service of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued public statements decrying proposed legislation in several states that would protect religious freedom and deny men pretending to be women the “right” to enter women’s bathrooms. 

Tony Spence been the head of the Catholic News Service since 2004.  Over the last few weeks, Spence has been publishing statements on his own twitter feed, identifying him as the head of CNS, speaking out against legislative efforts to protect the religious freedoms of individuals, businesses and churches.

To read more:

To let the USCCB know that Mr. Spence must be let go:

Monday, April 11, 2016

Amoris laetitia -- A Powerful Response!

I know that in the past she was a regular reader of this blog (hoping that she still is), all I can say is WOW!!!

Go over and take a look.   It will really blow you away!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Amoris Laetitia (“The Joy of Love”) - Sowing Confusion Rather than Full Clarity

In some areas, it is strong and clear.  In others, it is clouded, will cause confusion and allow, in many instances, the right of one's conscience over the teachings of the Church.

Amoris Laetitia hopes to resolve the situations of many in the modern world, but is far more likely only to add further fuel to the holocaust. It doesn’t take a crystal ball to predict that once Communion can be taken by the divorced/remarried in some circumstances, it will soon be assumed licit by all. And – why not? – by people in gay relationships, who probably have an equally good claim to mitigating circumstances.

For more, read this: