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Whimpered like a pedant

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Oct 27, 2005

Fr. Rutler, the genial pastor of Our Saviour in Manhattan, writes in his weekly bulletin:

Have I made a good confession recently as the heir of a kingdom, or have I whimpered like a pedant that I just want to feel good about myself? Have I given God sacrificially of my money in tribute to his glory, or have I tipped him with a few dollars as though he were a waiter and I a clerk on a cheap holiday? We are not to live as petit bourgeois in an adequate but dull acre outside the Heavenly City.

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  • Posted by: Vincit omnia amor - Oct. 27, 2005 3:43 PM ET USA

    Wow! So much said in so few words. This will find a place in our weekly bulletin. Bravo!

  • Posted by: - Oct. 27, 2005 10:16 AM ET USA

    I'd encourage everyone to look at Our Saviours site, especially their confession schedule. Remarkable. Confession times every day at multiple times. Confession for an hour two evenings a week. Confession for a 1/2 hr. on Sunday. I know of only one church where I live that has daily confession before their noon Mass. It's funny, there is always someone in line. My church cut back from 45min to 30 at 3:30 on Sat. It's almost like someone in the diocese DOESN'T want people to confess.

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