Wednesday, September 08, 2010


On Sunday, I heard Mass at which a priest of the Archdiocese of Glasgow:

Reminded his flock that having their Confession heard only before Christmas and Easter is less than optimal;
Told them that they should think about having their Confession heard once a month or more;
Told them that they should not receive Holy Communion if conscious of not being in a state of grace without first going to Confession;
Reminded them that deliberately missing Mass on a Sunday or Holy Day of Obligation was a Mortal Sin.

More of that, please.


Blogger Miss Ellen E. said...

Oh, we hear that regularly in our parish. We're very fortunate. (Not that everyone likes to hear it, of course ;-))

9:11 AM  
Blogger Rusticus said...

Good man! How refreshing to hear - we need more like him.

But - was he a young priest or an elderly one?

10:13 PM  
Anonymous Laura said...

Wow!! Send him down here please!

11:13 PM  
Anonymous georgem said...

Lucky you. Our new parish priest's first homily was a Simple Simon affair best suited to 10-year-olds - of which there were none at the Mass.
He then questioned the congregation on their understanding of the day's Gospel and wanted answers. Deeply embarrassing, since 80 per cent of the parishioners at the Mass were 60+ and most probably well-catechised.
One would have thought that a better target might be the uncatechised, ie the kids who were not at that Mass or any other on any Sunday.

11:40 PM  

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