So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter (2 Thess. 2:15). Guard what has been entrusted to you. Avoid the godless chatter and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge, for by professing it some have missed the mark as regards faith (1 Tim. 6:21-22).

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The wayward practices of Development and Peace.

Development and Peace (D&P), it as been reported on more than one occasion (and noted here), supports un-Catholic activity, activity which is gravely immoral and which constitutes a betrayal of Catholics who gave their money to an organization they thought conformed to Catholic teaching.
“We can’t have Catholic money going to organizations that don’t have respect for human life from the very time of conception onward,” said Jim Hughes, president of Campaign Life Coalition, Canada’s national pro-life, pro-family political lobby group.

“It’s time for the bishops to shake this whole thing up and put into positions of authority people who are going to be careful about whom they hire and which organizations they give money to,” Hughes told LifeSiteNews.
Until such a time that D&P can be trusted to carry out its mission in complete conformity to Catholic teaching, Catholics must stop giving support of any kind to D&P.
LifeSiteNews has done the necessary homework to expose D&P's misdirection of funds. The exemplary work by LifeSiteNews which has uncovered repeated examples of irresponsible allocation of funds by D&P administrators should motivate the Bishops to act to curb the exploitation of Catholics in the pews who trust that their money supports worthy causes that are not in conflict with Catholic teaching, i.e., the teaching of Jesus Christ. That a group like D&P has been permitted access to parishes to fundraise and disseminate misinformation is nothing short of a complete abuse of trust by D&P representatives and a lack of due oversight by priests and bishops who should have better vetted the highly problematic programs D&P supports.

End support to Development and Peace. Give to more worthy charities.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

R.I.P. Kate Walsh O'Beirne (1949-2017)

Kate Walsh O'Beirne
(National Review)

The National Review has, in part, the following:
Kate was a quiet apostle for the Catholic faith, taking great satisfaction in the people she had brought, or brought back, to it, and cooking for priests who would “eat me out of house and home.” Reverence was never a chore for her. Leaving last year’s National Catholic Prayer Breakfast — one of her final public outings — she saw a favorite priest tipping a bellman, she thought, inadequately. She gently corrected him: “Father, you took a vow of poverty, not him.” Decades of chain-smoking caught up with her last year — vaping came too late for her — leading to an ordeal from which she shielded nearly everyone who loved her. In her final days she clutched a rosary while surrounded by her devoted husband Jim, her adored sons Phil and John, her sisters Mary Ann, Virginia, and Rosemary, and many friends. Her great regret was that she would not be able to spend more time doting on her grandchildren. She died at noon on this Divine Mercy Sunday.
Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

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

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

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Ordination of Jonathan Mark Erdman to the Sacred Order of Deacons, April 25th.


From the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter (Houston):
Transitional deacon to be ordained on April 25
April 22, 2017
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Catholic Community of Our Lady and St. John celebrated its first Mass on Sunday, March 5, at 4 p.m. at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Louisville.
Our Lady and St. John is a community of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter: a special diocese for Roman Catholics who were nurtured in the Anglican tradition or whose faith has been renewed by the liturgy and evangelizing mission of the Ordinariate.
Any Roman Catholic may participate in Mass at an Ordinariate Parish or community.
Jonathan Erdman, a former Episcopal priest for 12 years (Welcome home!), serves as the leader of Our Lady and St. John. He is in formation for the Roman Catholic priesthood and will be ordained a transitional deacon during a 7 p.m. Mass on April 25 at St. Martin of Tours. The Most Rev. Steven J. Lopes, Bishop of the Ordinariate, will ordain Erdman to the transitional diaconate.
“We have been warmly welcomed into the Catholic faith by so many,” Erdman said. “Fr. Paul Beach, the people of St. Martin’s, the Archdiocese of Louisville, and Archbishop Joseph Kurtz and his staff have all been a blessing to us as we have come into the Church.
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