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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.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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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.