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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Sorry for the delay....

Hi folks, or last least the dozen or so readers I might have.

Sorry for taking about a month off. Life just gets away from me. I know that I need to be more committed to this whole blogging thing.

Just for basic observations today, I went the vespers service at the Cathedral last Sunday night to mark the one year anniversary of the passing of John Paul the Great.

Some observations:

1. Thank you Archbishop for booting the gay marriage event from the Cathedral. Please, keep that backbone in a handy place, it does you no good stored in the bottom drawer as it has been.

2. There was a pretty good crowd for this event, in spite of the virtual news blackout about its occurrence. Remember last year when crowds of kids came from Marquette and the seminarians were there? No such presence this time. I guess Fr. Carl "Call to Action" Last would rather only advertise for gay rights.

3. Where were the priests? With the Archbishop presiding, and the Rector Last scurrying about, I saw only one other priest there (or at least only one collar). I think it was Fr. Paul Hartmann...so no surprise. (On this and the backbone theme...can we talk about a new auxiliary bishop for this diocese? Readers, write your papal nuncio with your suggestions!)

4. I know that vespers is a pretty scripted service...but Fr. Carl..not one petition for the late Holy Father? Isn't that why we were all there? Again, some men's priorities show themselves regardless of what we might try to say.

Well, there you go. Back with some gusto. I will try to keep up with things.

Mike

5 Comments:

Blogger Dad29 said...

Rome will give us an Auxiliary when Rome thinks we deserve one...

Tuesday, April 04, 2006 10:53:00 AM  
Blogger Terrence Berres said...

"...not one petition for the late Holy Father?"

When there are such omissions, it might just indicate that how planned the liturgy appears is inversely proportional to the amount of Liturgy Planning.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006 8:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was under the impression that Archbishop Dolan could request auxilary bishops. Is it not uncommon for a new Archbishop to bring in auxilaries to his liking?

Thursday, April 06, 2006 3:25:00 PM  
Anonymous DC said...

Welcome back Mike, you provide much needed grist to this frustrated Milw. Catholic. Keep blogging!

Thursday, April 06, 2006 8:22:00 PM  
Blogger Terrence Berres said...

On auxiliaries, Archbishop Dolan went to the trouble of calling Bishop Sklba A St. Joseph in our midst, and it wasn't an aspirin analogy.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006 3:41:00 PM  

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