Saturday, July 08, 2006


There's one sacred space . . .

There's one sacred space in Wyandotte County that's outside the Archbishop's control.

Friday, July 07, 2006


Latin Mass Community's Report

Well, it's hardly a secret any more...the summary of "Stengths, Challenges and Vision" from the first listening session, prepared by some of the folks who attended the Blessed Sacrament listening session last month for the St. Rose Philippine Duschene Latin Mass Community, has been widely circulated. Even so widely circulated I might as well post it here.

This report was prepared by the SRPD folks in response to what they viewed as a haphazard and confused process during the listening session, when comments of the territorial parishioners were mixed in with the SRPD members and the comments of each group seemed to get jumbled in with the others. I understand that it was delivered to each member of the "task force," such as it was, and also directly into the hands of the Archbishop, in an effort to make sure our community's perspective was fairly presented (even if, fait accompli, the decisions have already been secretly made, and this and the efforts of other communities are the pointless exercise I feared they would be from the beginning).

Anyways, if you're a member of another parish in the 'Dotte, and you've done something similar, please share it with me, and I'll post it here alongside the SRPD report!

“…a powerful silence, a seriousness… a centuries-old script… no personalities…” Michelle Boorstein of the Washington Post, speaking of her recent attendance at an old Latin Mass in Washington DC.




Lay Participation


Social Opportunities



Community Outreach.







Social Opportunities


THE VIBRANT PARISH (We think most of this fits the Latin Mass community)

Thursday, July 06, 2006


No, I haven't been keeping this up.

No, I haven't been keeping this blog up to date. I originally set this up as a separate blog in order that I might get some other folks from Kansas City, Kansas to join me in the effort, and so this could be an online meeting place, of sorts, for Dottes as they tried to preserve their churches from the clutches of Archbishop Naumann and Meitler Consultants and their minions. Alas, although I do get a lot of updates via email from various quarters, no one has ventured to join me on the blog.

Therefore, most of my postings on the WyCo fiasco have been on my primary blog, Curmudgeon's Cave, including an update on St. John the Baptist with new interior photographs, and a couple of posts (here and here) on the efforts of the St. Rose Philippine Duschene Latin Mass Community's efforts to participate in the process as a community, despite the efforts of certain people at Meitler and the chancery office to keep us more-or-less invisible (as we have been all along).

Therefore, for the latest, jump over to Curmudgeon's Cave. Do keep sharing information as it comes in, and also do contact me if you're interesting in contributing to this blog directly.

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