Category: Church, Liturgy, and Catholic Life

Deep Lent

Ladies and gents, if you came to church this morning and saw the statues and pictures in your parishes covered with cloths, then you know we have entered into Passiontide, what I will refer to as “Deep Lent”. The further we go into Lent the deeper we progress into the reason for Lent in the…

By BLACKCATHOLIC April 3, 2022 0

Christ has been presented at the temple! Indeed, He has been presented at the temple! And Classes begin again.

Happy Feast of the Presentation of our Lord! Today the seminary gather outside the chapel for the solemn prayers, blessing, and procession before Mass. The Lord was presented. We presented ourselves before the Lord at the Eucharist. Then we went to present the Lord in our various ministries (Wednesdays are the days we go and…

By BLACKCATHOLIC February 2, 2022 0

A Small Word For the Brewing “Liturgy Wars” – There’s People To Love On the “Other Side”

I haven’t put much of my viewpoint visible out there on social media or my site during the two revving ups last year (July 16’s Motu Proprio and last month’s Responsa Ad Dubia) of the liturgical controversies that were no doubt already present in the Church beforehand. Though, if you look close enough to the…

By BLACKCATHOLIC January 6, 2022 1

How It Started. How It’s Going: Church in My Diocese Puts Steeple and Cross Back Up After 2020 Nashville Tornado

Last year in March, just before Coronavirus shut everything down in the nation and around the world, tornados ripped through Tennessee, in particular middle of the state. I was away at seminary when one came down in north Nashville, my home town, and devastated parts of the Germantown neighborhood where a church that I have…

By BLACKCATHOLIC December 19, 2021 0