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Welcoming Creasters Back for Christmas: Again

As our parish churches plan for crowded parking lots and full pews, there is something mysterious yet curious about the “new Catholics.” They reappear after having been gone for a year ready to be part of the congregation of the faithful again on one of th...

New Order for Easter Masses?

The pastor entered the church as he did every Sunday and, after reaching the altar, bowed and walked to the pulpit. My brothers and sisters in Christ.  I welcome you to the Easter Mass at our church. Our church is crowded today as there are many people here...

Goodbye Christmas

Let’s stop using the birth of Christ as an excuse to expand the economy. Increasingly today, nobod...

Coming to a Parish Near You?

It seems as if it does not affect your parish then there is no reason to be concerned. Except when ...

The Creasters: Come and Gone for Another Year

The pews are empty. Mass booklets are stacked in piles. Parish bulletins lay strewn on the floor lik...

The Creasters are Returning for Another Christmas

It seems I write about this sad phenomenon every year and, guess what, nothing changes. Thousands of...

Creaster Masses for the Holidays?

Each year I express my frustration with Catholics that attend Mass on one of the two major Catholic ...

No Christmas Spirit?

Wouldn’t it be nice if the stores had the common decency to wait until after Christmas to put all ...

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