Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (Due diligence, not hesitancy, edition)

Having gotten over my Covid (now with ultra-super-strong-natural-given-by-God-antibodies, having avoided the immorally researched and or developed and or tested vaccines, using parts ripped form live babies, murdering them) and Pneumonia (whew!), I’m going at breakneck speed, sprinting. All in God’s providence that I’m strong to face what is coming, even this very day.

One of the things I’m facing is my own take on Traditionis custodes. I have very strong views, which lead to very strong action. But I have to do my due diligence. I need advice. I will get that from multiple sources. Due diligence is not cowardice, it’s being as wise as a serpent even while hopefully being innocent as a dove.

Meanwhile, being odiously burdened by those who won’t budge a finger to help (my diocese is, however, great!) and in agony with so many fellow priests and bishops right around the world — ughhh!!! — I noticed this flower right next to our statue of Mary out front of Holy Redeemer Church, Mary, you know, who stood under the Cross of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass while all the Apostles ran away. Thank God John came back to stand in solidarity with Jesus’ Immaculate Virgin Mother, with Jesus Himself, King of the Universe.

I want to stand next to you Mary, having returned when others ran away, also to pray for them as you interceded with me with your Divine Son, Christ our God. A flower for you, Mary. Hail Mary…

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6 responses to “Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (Due diligence, not hesitancy, edition)

  1. Gina Nakagawa

    It is hard to stand strong in these strange days. Thank you for being such a great exemplar, Father.

  2. Aussie Mum

    I’m glad you are fully recovered, Father. God is so very good.

    I don’t know how you might find the time but a popular version of your thesis would be a beautiful flower to give Our Lady.

    Re Traditionis custodes
    On page 5 of our diocese’s monthly newspaper that I received today was a confusing article on the implementation of the recent motu proprio. In the body of that article our bishop says: “It will take me some time to study, take advice, consult and pray about what Wagga diocese should do. In the meantime, I have asked those priests who are celebrating the Mass in what we used to call the Extraordinary form to continue their normal practice”. That sounded as if the bishop has a choice in this matter, raising hopes that he may retain the traditional Latin Mass, yet that same article’s sub-heading stated: “The Extraordinary Form of our Mass, also called the Traditional Latin Mass, is to be phased out in the Catholic Church”. Thus, hopes are both raised and dashed in the one article. I have to wonder why. It feels like mind games are being played.

  3. meshugunah

    Have you seen Canon Lawyer Cathy Caridi’s column this week, Father George? IMO, she has some very interesting things to say about TC…

  4. sanfelipe007

    Yes, Thank you, meshugunah. That article was most enlightening.

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