Saturday, June 30, 2018

St. Mary's in Charlotte Hall, MD: Is there more to the story? I bet there is.

The Archdiocese of Washington is issuing a formal letter of apology to the family of a deceased woman whose funeral attendees Wednesday morning were abruptly evicted from a Charlotte Hall Catholic church by the priest, the Rev. Michael Briese, who was to preside over a Mass of Christian Burial.

In a letter shared with The Enterprise, the Rev. Michael Fisher, secretary for ministerial leadership, wrote to the deceased woman’s daughter: “What occurred at Saint Mary’s Parish [Wednesday] morning does not reflect the Catholic Church’s fundamental calling to respect and uplift the God-given dignity of every person nor does that incident represent the pastoral approach the priests of the Archdiocese of Washington commit to undertake every day in their ministry.”

Ed McFadden, a spokesman for the archdiocese, said the incident remains under investigation and that he expects further conversations and developments as the archdiocese continues to investigate.

For more, click here.  

I have had the opportunity to get to know Fr. Briese and speak with him on a number occasions, both in public and privately.   This does not seem to be the Fr. Briese I had gotten to know.

My guess, is that there is something more here than meets the eye.  

For example, they say that she was baptized there, but was she a practicing Catholic?  If she was not a practicing Catholic, did he feel bullied to provide here with a funeral Mass by the family?   As this seems to have been the viewing before the Mass, were they being disrespectful in the church.  

I don't know but I get a very strange feeling that there is much more to this story than we are being told.  

If anyone has the inside story on this, and I mean the real story, not the rumors, you can contact me at

Friday, June 22, 2018

Cardinal McCarrick: Everyone Knew.

My colleague in Catholic blogging, Restore DC Catholicism, created a posting on Cardinal McCarrick.  In it, she provided a link to an article, which goes into more detail about the allegations regarding the incidents with adults -- not the minor.  I remember hearing some of this, but not in as great detail, from my friend Melvin, who told me that he like to be called "Uncle Ted."

Nevertheless, you can read about it here in The American Conservative

Thursday, June 21, 2018

What Did the Vatican Know? When Did They Know It?

By now, most of you have read/heard about Cardinal McCarrick.   This is new news to all of us, as most of the allegations have either been from his days in Metuchen or here in the Archdiocese of Washington.  

However, the National Catholic Registers asks:  What did the Vatican Know.  

I believe that they knew, at least of the Metuchen and NYC allegations/payments.

For more, read here.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Planned Parenthood Regularly Ignored Child Rape

May 31, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Live Action released Part 3 of its “Aiding Abusers” video series Thursday, highlighting the firsthand accounts of former Planned Parenthood employees who say the abortion giant routinely refused to report statutory rape and ignored signs that young girls brought in for abortions were being molested.

The “Aiding Abusers” series, launched earlier this week, accuses the nation’s largest abortion company of a “systemic, decades long cover-up of child sexual abuse.” It contrasts Planned Parenthood’s conduct behind closed doors with its public embrace of the #MeToo campaign to end sexual exploitation.

For the complete story, go to LifeSiteNews.