I can’t tell if you are Catholic, Catholic plus, Catholic adjacent or Catholic schismatic. 3 sentences that just aren’t quite right.
can’t tell ‘How to explain. the zeal of young Catholic priests’ 2023/12/28

Truth be told, a lot of Catholics have Fauci’s mentality about not practicing the faith anymore because they consider themselves to be good people without having to go to Mass.
good people ‘Anthony Fauci – just another cultural Catholic’ 2023/12/28

I worked in a parish where some of the RE staff were church climbers and the others were afflicted with scrupulosity. The climbers (female) vocally expressed their wishes to become priests, but Benedict, the sexist, was holding them back. Their laments were always about the under-representation of powerful women in the church. They were unapologetically for women’s rights and pro-abortion. The Uriah Heeps (I am your ‘umble servant) were with the Lord at all times and didn’t want to be disturbed in prayer, even if it meant their double-parked cars were about to get towed.
Don’t be surprised ‘How to explain. the zeal of young Catholic priests’ 2023/12/28

Simply put, he has rejected the quite UN-complicated promises of his baptism and confirmation. You either believe what you say or you don’t.
baptismal promises ‘Anthony Fauci – just another cultural Catholic’ 2023/12/28

Like me, I’m basically a good person. Why go to Mass?
No pastor or bishop has ever talked to me directly about that. So, why bother?
Like Fauci, I was on the “right path,” or so I thought.
Joseph Goebbels ‘Anthony Fauci – just another cultural Catholic’ 2023/12/29

Hopefully, one of the Jesuits or even one of the students will see the interview and engage him in a discussion.
Jesuits ‘Anthony Fauci – just another cultural Catholic’ 2023/12/30

Sorry to butt into this thread. Just want to say that while America is not ruined, unfortunately, I am. The lockdown mandate allowed my tenant not to pay rent during the pandemic, so she did not. Even after the government paid for her arrears, she refused to move out which took another eight months of rent-free living
Marietta ‘Anthony Fauci – just another cultural Catholic’ 2023/12/30

Consider setting up a storefront mission in the Skid Row area. You could have it be interdenominational so that on Sundays everybody could get a service.
storefront ‘Dead homeless mourned’ 2023/12/30

Yeah, a lot of parishes are more like social clubs with cliques and “in people” and then the rest of us Joe Schmoes.
cliques ‘Anthony Fauci – just another cultural Catholic’ 2023/12/31

My question (dubium?) is how should I get rid of the Southern Cross. Shall I drop it into the blue container, as trash paper? Shall compost it within the green container, as cow-manure? Shall I unceremoniously fling it into the black container, not to give the impression that it is a Catholic newspaper?
bedwere ‘San Diego diocese brags about woke investments’ 2024/01/02

Always possible to use it to line a bird cage, or, to borrow a phrase, as ‘fishwrap’.
Greg the Geologist ‘San Diego diocese brags about woke investments’ 2024/01/02

Human trafficking and slavery is at an all-time high, Christians are being murdered for their faith around the globe, Mass (and Confession) attendance continues to plummet, the Middle East is on fire, Catholics abort their children and abandon their marriages at about the same rate as the cultural around us, most Catholics seem confused about gender and homosexuality (or they simply don’t care?!), people in underdeveloped nations lack basic food security, religious liberty is under attack, addiction is rampant and more; and this is what the Diocese of San Diego thinks is a leading news story?
L. A’fant and Oz Stritch ‘San Diego diocese brags about woke investments’ 2024/01/02

Of all the priests I know and have known since 1974 I have encountered only 3 gay men, two of whom are celibate and one who is now dead. The overwhelming majority are either straight and celibate or just celibate and are not engaging in sexual activity at all so their sexual attractions are between them and God.
Fr. John Higgins ‘San Diego diocese brags about woke investments’ 2024/01/02

These are still good times. When the diocese faces the coming and inevitable decline in revenue/offertory and feels the squeeze, unnecessary jobs in chancery bureaucratic bloat like the diocesan creation care ministry director will be among those to be eliminated.
Wait for the squeeze ‘San Diego diocese brags about woke investments’ 2024/01/02

And. It never seems to occur to some, or most of the staff in the Diocesan headquarters that there a plenty of adult Catholics out here who have been doing the “right thing” since before they, themselves, were even born. And who find such Diocesan finger-wagging impertinent and annoying. BTW, I looked into solar can’t afford it. Besides which, the People’s Glorious Republic of california is currently actively engaged in pulling the rug our from under home solar. Guess the Diocese hasn’t gotten the memo.
SouthCoast ‘San Diego diocese brags about woke investments’ 2024/01/03

Attend James Martin’s Anaheim RECongress workshop in February to get the latest on this “good first step” in his words. And any gay couples who want a blessing of their union [sic], just go to RECongress that weekend, find Fr. Martin, and I’m sure he’ll oblige. Photographs and videos welcome.
See Fr. Martin in person ‘San Diego diocese brags about woke investments’ 2024/01/04

One does not usually promote horse racing unless one has a horse in the race.
Fr. Richard Perozich ‘San Diego diocese brags about woke investments’ 2024/01/04