Thursday, October 27, 2016

Abp Listecki: Anti-Catholicism ‘equal opportunity prejudice’ in campaign

MILWAUKEE (CNS) — Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki called anti-Catholicism “an equal opportunity prejudice” evident in the presidential election.

Quoting historian Arthur Schlesinger Sr., he noted the campaigns of Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton have engaged in “the deepest held bias in the history of the American people.”

Writing in his “Herald of Hope” column in the Oct. 20 Catholic Herald, a publication serving the Catholic community in southeastern Wisconsin, the archbishop said Trump’s criticism of Pope Francis last February “smacked of ‘nativism’ and a demeaning of the Catholic faith.”

The candidate’s comments were a response to the pope saying, “A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian.”
continue at Catholic Philly

AOTM debate "Must Catholics Be Never Trumpers" Keyes vs Ferrara now available online

A preview:

Play Depicting ‘Furtive Lesbian Romance’ Performed at St. Norbert's College

At least two Catholic colleges are planning productions this academic year of the play “Stop Kiss,” which has been described as a tale of “furtive lesbian romance” that “chronicles the sexual awakening of two appealing young women as they tiptoe around mutual desire.”

St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis., is sponsoring a production of the play in November. “After Callie meets Sara, the two unexpectedly fall in love,” according to the event description. “Their first kiss provokes a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they could never anticipate. Mature audiences only; adult language and situations.”

The College of Saint Benedict and St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minn., is planning to perform the play in the spring. The advertisement for the production includes a disclaimer: “Adult content. Recommended for ages 14+.”
Neither college returned multiple requests for comments by the time of publication.
Father Dan Felton, vicar general and moderator of the curia for the Diocese of Green Bay, told the Newman Society that when the play at St. Norbert College came to the attention of the diocese he met immediately with senior administration to address the performance of the play. No further information was provided. The play is currently still scheduled to be performed.
continue at Cardinal Newman Society

I probably spend too much time complaining about Marquette considering how utterly atrocious St. Norbert's has become.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

First ever Pontifical High Mass at Guadalupe Shrine celebrated by Cardinal Burke Dec. 10th

Speaking of Cardinal Burke Pontifical High Masses....

His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke will be offering a Pontifical High Mass at 11:00AM on Saturday, December 10 at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This would be the first Pontifical High Mass ever offered at the Shrine, so please invite you friends and family. If you'd like to receive emails from Una Voce La Crosse, you can visit there website at or you could contact David Palm at
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NLM: Sermon and Photos from Cardinal Burke's Pontifical Mass in Strahov Abbey, Prague

The country of the Czech Republic and the city of Prague was much blessed by the visit last week of His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke. His Eminence visited several places, giving public lectures in defense of Catholic doctrine on marriage and the family and celebrating pontifical liturgies in the usus antiquior. In this post, I will simply share photos from the Mass on Saturday, October 15, at Strahov Abbey, a house founded in 1143 as part of the Premonstratensian order and well known for housing the relics of St. Norbert himself.

This Mass was one of the most splendid I have ever had the privilege of attending. The capacious Baroque church was packed with faithful of all ages, including quite a few little children, which was heartening to see. A large number of clergy, including the abbot, the prior, and many of the Norbertine canons, assisted in choro. Ministers were provided by the Institute of Christ the King, whose founder and head, Msgr. Gilles Wach, was also present. The liturgy, for the feast of St. Teresa of Jesus, was conducted with the utmost beauty and reverence. The choir sang with great finesse Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelliand a number of other Renaissance motets; the organist, for his part, was simply outstanding as an improviser. The final 10-minute improvisation on the popular hymn tune that had just been sung by the congregation was positively Brucknerian in scope.
Full post and many photos at New Liturgical Movement

“Hey! Father Listecki! My wife and I go to bed with you every Sunday evening!”

The funniest acknowledgment of the radio show [that then-Fr. Listecki hosted on Chicago Catholic radio] came from Dr. and Mrs. White. Dr. White was a sociologist from Chicago City College, and taught with me at Quigley Preparatory Seminary North. As I entered this huge room filled with teachers, priests and administrators, Dr. White yelled from the other side of the crowded assembly, “Hey! Father Listecki! My wife and I go to bed with you every Sunday evening!” Heads turned and jaws dropped as fellow faculty stared. I shouted, “I’m on the radio! I’m on the radio!”
Full story at ArchMil

Baahahah!  Great story!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Archbishop Cupich is sending the Cubs a special blessing and Catholic chaplain for Chicago Cubs

Abp. Cupich was given a Cubs skullcap by Rabbi Lowenstein
Pull up a pew.

Cupich, who will become a cardinal next month, tells Sneed he is sending the Cubbies a blessing.

A special blessing.

“Hey, I’m storming heaven on their behalf,” Cupich tells Sneed.

“I’m probably the only cardinal who is for the Chicago Cubs,” chuckled Cupich, who heads to Rome next month for his investiture as cardinal of the nation’s third-largest archdiocese and 2.2 million Roman Catholics; the hand-picked choice of Pope Francis.

“Mike, I’ve already told the Ricketts family [the Cubs’ owners] I’m pulling for them,” said Cupich, who leads his flock with a symbolic, but peaceful bat: a crozier.

“I assured them that I’m in their corner!”

“And if the Cubs win the pennant and make it into the World Series, we’ll make a [food] bet with the bishop or cardinal of the city’s team like we did with the Blackhawks,” he said.
continue at SunTimes

Also: White Sox owner rooting for the Cubs

WGN Radio: Father Burke Masters is the Catholic Chaplain for the Chicago Cubs

Bill and Wendy are joined on the phone by Father Burke Masters. Father Burke is a former baseball player at Mississippi State University, where he played in the College World Series, Vocations Director for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet, and Catholic Chaplain for our Chicago Cubs! He joins Bill and Wendy to fill them in on what exactly he does as Chaplain for the Cubs.

RadioMKE: Explore one of Milwaukee's oldest churches

Coming up on November 5th, four Milwaukee-area churches are opening their doors and inviting you in.

Organized by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, the day-long event — VIP MKE — will grant access to areas not normally seen by parishioners. VIP, short for “Very Important Parishes,” will also provide shuttle service connecting each church.

So, leading up to the event, OnMilwaukee’s Bobby Tanzilo and I are giving you a peek behind the scenes and touring a few of the churches taking part.

Keep scrolling to visit Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Walker’s Point. Originally a German congregation in the 1850s, the church is now a staple in the Latino community, offering Spanish language services.
continue at RadioMilwaukee

Also: Milwaukee Fr. Jose Moreno to recieve award

And gentlemen in England now a-bed • Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here • And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks • That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day

more options at Father Z's place. I picked my favorite.

Related: Esolen: What Will You Do When the Persecution Comes?

ICKSP highlights St. Stanislaus restoration

In March of 2015, St Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Parish & Oratory in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, undertook the beginning of a truly providential restoration project of the Sanctuary in preparation for the 150th anniversary of St Stanislaus Parish in 2016. Similarly, in 1966 St Stanislaus went through a major renovation program in preparation for the parish 100th year anniversary and changes in the liturgy.

After studies, inspections and architectural designs, the plans for the Sanctuary were finalized and work started several weeks before Easter 2015. The first pictures show the free standing altar, aged carpeting, mono color of sanctuary, as well as the 2 feet of concrete poured to raise the level of the sanctuary up to the same level of the original high altar.

Before the concrete could be removed in view of returning the sanctuary to its original level, plans and drawings were carefully reviewed. The first step was to disassemble the free standing altar and the front of the high altar. The parts were carefully stored to return to the high altar in the future.
continue at Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest

Monday, October 24, 2016

Great EF Learning Opportunity in Elm Grove

The Musica Oramus choir and ministry, along with St. Mary's Visitation Parish and St. Stanislaus Oratory have joined together to offer a catechetical and prayer series helping people get a better understanding of the Extraordinary Form of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, along with the opportunity to pray the Traditional Mass.  The presentations begin at 2pm, with Mass at 3pm.  The first session has already passed but there are plenty more to come over the next several months.

Invites you to learn about and experience the beauty
of the Extraordinary Form of the Mass
on the following Sunday afternoons
at St. Mary’s Visitation Parish in Elm Grove:
October 16
October 30
February 19
March 5
Each session of this four part series begins at 2:00 p.m.
with Mass celebrated at 3:00 p.m.
(fulfills Sunday obligation)
The final session of the four part series (March 5)
will end with a dinner reception.
Father Peter Berger, Pastor of St. Mary’s Visitation Parish
Rev. Canon Benoît Jayr, Parish Administrator and
Rector of St. Stanislaus Oratory
"Let us generously open our hearts
and make room for everything that the faith itself allows."
Pope Benedict XVI from Summorum Pontificum

This series is open to the public but we ask that you please register
so that we can prepare accordingly.
Free will offerings accepted.
For more information or to register:
email or visit 

CDF Prefect Cardinal Müller at Mundelein on Friday

I know this is really short notice as I just learned about it myself and unfortunately cannot attend, but for anyone interested it sounds like it will be a wonderful experience.

The Archdiocese of Chicago Office for Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship and University of Saint
Mary of the Lake/ Mundelein Seminary invite you to join us for a lecture and Mass with Gerhard Cardinal Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
Friday, October 28, 2016

Chapel of the Immaculate Conception
Mundelein Seminary
1000 East Maple Avenue
Mundelein, IL

10:00 a.m. Lecture: The Theology of Freedom: Encountering Christ at the Margins of Society

11:15 a.m. Mass

Please RVSP below by Tuesday, October 25
For more information, please contact Elizabeth White at (312) 534-8037 or or Pam Devitt at (847) 970-4830 or

Please note that the request for RSVPs if you can go is tomorrow October 25th.  I am not sure if that is a "hard" deadline or not.  You can contact Mundelein if you need more information.  They are usually very good and getting back quickly.