Mother Mary said at Fatima: "My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the sure way which will lead you to God." St. Thomas Aquinas said: "The things we love tell us who we are!" With that in mind, I will try to post each day something about Our Blessed Lady, items about the Holy Roman Catholic Church, and public domain Catholic books too! I pray you enjoy my ministry!
Below are two albums of pictures that I created:
1. Our grand daughter Adrianna.
2. Tears of Mary!
term “laicization”, coined by a media bent on sensationalism instead of
truth, has been so popularized that even some of our clergy use it to
refer to dispensed priests who have lost the rights proper to the
clerical state. In the documents for dispensation, there is always the
reference to Canon Law, which states that a dispensed priest may not
exercise any priestly ministry with the exception
of granting Sacramental absolution in danger of death (Canons 976 and
986 paragraph 2). This Sacramental absolution can only be performed by a
validly ordained priest, thus laicization of any priest, dispensed or
not, is impossible!
The catechism states that ordination “confers an indelible spiritual
character” which “cannot be “repeated or conferred temporarily”
(CCC#1583). “The vocation and mission received on the day of his
ordination mark him permanently” (CCC#1583). Ordination is done once and
for all as are Baptism and Confirmation.
So why is it such a difficultly for lay people to give alms for the
care of priests who are the most troubled, tempted, discouraged and