Fr. Rutler’s parish in Manhattan

Dominus Vobiscum: Notes from a massgoer's underground

What’s going on, special attn. to final sentence:


Due to the current pandemic, the Archdiocese has directed that there be no public Liturgies. The Masses of Holy Week will be offered in abbreviated form by Father Rutler.

On Palm Sunday, April 5, there will be no distribution of palms, but they will be blessed for possible future use. While Masses of the Triduum cannot be transferred, the Chrism Mass, normally celebrated in the Cathedral, will be translated to later in the year.

The last sentence/notation:

In these days, we pray especially for the soldiers, staff and patients in the emergency field hospital at the Javits Center, which is in our parish, and which Father Rutler is serving as chaplain.

Let us pray for him and his people.

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Pentagon Torpedoes ABC’s Latest Attempt To Discredit the Trump Administration

See here: Pentagon Torpedoes ABC’s Latest Attempt To Discredit the Trump Administration

Laura Ingraham: At some point Trump needs to tell Fauci and Birx that we’re reopening on May 1

Do something to soften the economic impact.

Trump dumps on World so-called Health Organization . . . [Later: Not so fast]

As UN organizations go, this one went . . . make that “might go,” that is, Trump threatened to pull funding, did not yet do it, as noted in the original post . . .

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Aussie court lets Cardinal Pell go

Convictions erased . . .

Sunday sermons, weekday observations

He’s home free.

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s highest court has dismissed the convictions of the most senior Catholic found guilty of child sex abuse.

High Court Chief Justice Susan Kiefel announced the decision of the seven judges on Tuesday in the appeal of Cardinal George Pell. The decision means he will be released from Barwon Prison outside Melbourne after serving 13 months of a six-year sentence.

A Holy Week gift. Now, back to Rome, where he was putting Vatican finances in some kind of order?

Not clear, per this Wall St. Journal account:

Cardinal Pell has said privately that he wants to remain in Australia, near friends and family members, following his release from prison. But his continued presence in the country, where he is the most prominent symbol of the clerical-abuse crisis, might make it harder for church leaders to move beyond the scandals.

On the other hand, his…

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Gov. P-ker makes political hay while the virus sun does shine

Big-time exposure not gonna go to waste . . .

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Doubles down as public complainer.

A day after President Donald Trump accused him of “always complaining,” Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker kept up his critique of federal efforts to provide states with the gear needed to protect health care workers and treat patients in a pandemic that has now claimed more than 300 lives in Illinois.

“To anyone who wants a response to some of the blame-shifting coming out of the White House, all I have to say is, ‘Look at the numbers here in Illinois,’ ” Pritzker said Monday at his daily coronavirus news conference in downtown Chicago.

He has his audience, know what to do with it.

Gets tiresome.

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On dishonest defence of post-Vatican 2 sweeping liturgical changes

Vigorous rewriting of rewriting of history . . .

Dominus Vobiscum: Notes from a massgoer's underground

By the learned and articulate Fr. Hunwicke.

The claim, explicit or implicit, that these things were ‘ordered by the Council’, is a wantonly and grossly mendacious retrojection. It bears the finger-prints of the Father of Lies himself. Most of the Council Fathers expected a very much more modest reform. That is why only four voted against the draft decree. The Fathers certainly did not anticipate the displacement, however optional, of the Roman Canon — a move which is not even hinted at in the Decree.

Sock-em bust-em.

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US forced into unthinkable gamble with livelihoods

The perils of lockdown . . .

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You wanna feel good about our prospects? Don’t read this.

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AP anoints Joe “devout”

Does he pray?

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Remember the old “devout” tag for any Catholic who showed up for mass on Sunday? It’s back, for Joe the pro-choice candidate. 

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is ramping up its courtship of Catholic voters ahead of a likely November matchup against a devout Catholic Democrat, former Vice President Joe Biden.

Ignorance abounds among large portions of the mainstream. Last night Chicago’s NBC Channel 5 reader spoke of a not-Catholic evangelical church as having “held mass” in violation of  viral lockdown edicts.

Young woman said it with straight face, per her assignment.  It was the newswriter who provided the text.

By such a standard does this AP writer hang the tag on Joe B., who in some (few) dioceses would be refused communion.

Let us see how long the tag lasts this time around.

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My Foreboding Thought: This Situation Isn’t Sustainable – The Rush Limbaugh Show

Have a look at Rush’s musings, thinking out loud, considering the options, beginning with this:

This just can’t go on. We cannot go on like this for months. We are going to destroy the country or the economy, however you want to look at it.

The favorite word of Millennials is “sustainable.” Well, this isn’t sustainable. And we, as a society, down the road are going to be faced with some really, really serious questions that we cannot avoid. The longer we go, the more unavoidable answering some of these questions is.

I don’t mean to be speaking cryptically. I’m doing something that’s somewhat uncharacteristic for me. I’m speaking safely here. I may dance around this, but this just can’t go on like this.

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