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Our Lenten Journey

This from my twin, Fr Stephen Schultz of St Timothy parish in Chantilly, VA.
The Holy Trinity is our origin and our destiny, our beginning and our end. We are made for perfect love. In God’s perfect love, he will always forgive us because of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. This should give us the greatest hope and trust in God. He will always forgive us, we just have to return to Him with our whole heart, confess our sins with sorry, and promise to amend our

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What’s that smell?

It’s… an Apostolic Visitation!
U.S. nuns join seminaries in the U.S. as well as the Legionaries of Christ for the full on review of if they are living up to the rules of their orders, their mission and their commitments to the Church.
In other words, the shepherd is watching out for the sheep.
Here’s the laugh outloud line of the day:

But the investigation of American nuns surprised many because there was no obvious precipitating cause.

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Congratulations, Fr. Steve Schultz!

arl-cath.jpgOur friend, brother, and colleague Steve Schultz was ordained in a joyous ceremony today at the cathedral in Arlington. arl-inside.jpg Steve’s twin brother John was chosen to be cantor for the Mass; believe it or not, he’s in this photo, singing in rehearsal from the back […]

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Liturgies of self-affirmation? No, thanks

At the parish today, there was a rite of sending the catechumens (and candidates too!) for the Election rite to be held at the cathedral: and, man, was it overdone! Since the books on-line describe it as an “optional” rite, that probably means that some liturgist invented it out of whole cloth.
Here’s an excerpt from some old LTP book:

Reverend Father, these catechumens, whom I now present to you, are beginning their final period of preparation and purification leading to their initiation. They have

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The Legion and Charism – another response to Ed Peters

Ed Peters has put together another response to the Legionaries of Christ / Regnum Christi (LC/RC) crisis, which is well worth reading. You can check it out here. Since I’m likely to be asked for a response, here’s a line-by-line:

I think that Fr. Alvaro Corcuera’s apparent claim that he knows nothing about Maciel’s behavior, except that Maciel sired a daughter, is utterly unbelievable. I have nothing else to say about this kind of stone-walling. I will simply re-endorse Dr. Germain Grisez’s and Mr. George

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On life and living in communion with the Catholic Church.

Richard Chonak
Eric Johnson
John Schultz


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