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.