Showing posts with label fellow blogger. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fellow blogger. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


CV's own Steve Ohmer (SteveO) died about 7 AM yesterday after battling a long illness.

In paradisum deducant te angeli
In tuo adventu suscipiant te martyres
Et perducant te in civitatem sanctam
Chorus angelorum
Te suscipiat
Et cum Lazaro quandam paupere
Eternam habeas requiem.


Sunday, March 7, 2010


Sorry for the delay in posting. Today is the first chance I've really had to sit and do much of anything over the last two weeks between working long hours and moving. Now we're pretty much all settled in, so here goes...

SteveO has just recently been moved out of intensive care and into a hospital in Bristol, Virginia, that has a special wing that specializes in weaning people off ventilators. Last Friday, he was taken off a ventilator for two hours and his oxygen and carbon dioxide levels were good.

While this seems to be good news, let's pray that his recovery continues, and for his wife Katie as well.


Sunday, February 14, 2010


Got this shocking e-mail from a woman named Shiela, whose son is the goddaugher of SteveO and his wife Katie...

I'm sorry to write to everyone on Steves mass e-mail list but he is in need of prayer. Katie Called my husband today and told him that She had been out walking the dog and when she came back to find Steve in the car unresponsive.

Please pray for Steve and Katie.


(Steve and Katie are my Son's God Parents)

Prayers en route to the Ohmer family in a very swift manner!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Got this e-mail from CV's own SteveO:

Hi, everyone. I've got a prayer request or two for you.

Saturday evening past I was admitted to the hospital - congestive heart failure (very, very early stage). A surprise came Sunday evening, though, with an added diagnosis: Kidney problems. Although I'm not in renal failure, the kidneys are not behaving themselves.

I've got an excellent cardiologist, and we are trying to get the kidneys to shape up so that we can take care of the cardiac problems. It seems that I will probably have to have another catheterization to see how the ticker is progressing.

Your prayers are requested - but mostly for Katie, as this is extremely stressful for her.

Thanks to all of you.
God's blessings,

Any and all prayers for Steve and his wife Katie would be greatly appreciated. Thanks much.

Friday, January 1, 2010


I just subscribed to the Catholic Caveman's own YouTube channel - carolinapadresfan.

After watching his 2010 Predictions on the CC blog, I couldn't resist going to his YouTube site to watch his 12 Days of Caveman Christmas. It is freakin' funny, or as The Crescat would rightly say, it's hifreakinlarious! (He does have some good serious stuff too!)

Here's the 2010 Predictions by the Caveman:

Now, the 12 Days:


Monday, August 3, 2009


I hereby join our English friends Damian Thompson and Fr. Tim Finigan in urging all orthodox Catholics in joining the latest Facebook craze, the Tablet Appreciation Society. Enough support from REAL Catholics might just help restore the Tablet (often referred to as the "Bitter Pill") to its original beauty - kind of like having Duncan Stroik restore a Dick Vosko wreckovation to its original beauty.

BMP (the 125th member of the Tablet Appreciation Society)

Saturday, May 30, 2009


The Carolina Cannonball posted a title BMP and Mark Shea, which is a lot more Mark Shea than it is BMP, as it tells of Mark's joining Commander Craig on a Catholic Radio 2.0 episode.

BTW, I don't get to read Mark's blog as much as I probably should. He's a fine Catholic blogger, IMHO.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


AND, the accusations sound familiar!

Photo courtesy of Fr. Tim Finigan
"This Is Not My Mass", OR "This Is My Dance Space, This Is Your Dance Space" (from the movie "Dirty Dancing")

Check out Fr. Tim Finigan's response to a slam written by Elena Curti of The Tablet, a UK periodical often referred to as The Bitter Pill. I tell you, you CANNOT get any more diplomatic than this (except maybe for Fr. Z), not to mention that Fr. Finigan's work in his parish in Blackfen is second to none up there! Keep up the great work, Father.

I really don't know whether to write a slam myself or what. I won't copy the whole article (click on one of the above links for that). I will say that this one particular nutcase apparently has nothing better to do than to try to split the parish herself. She accuses Fr. Finigan of doing that - singlehandedly - for simply trying to celebrate Mass the way the Church instructs us to. Sounds very familiar, you see. I can remember being accused by a parishioner via e-mail of singlehandedly splitting a parish merely as a musician, for simply teaching Gloria VIII to the parish that I last served as music director. That in itself is a nasty allegation for simply trying to do the Church's work.

Even worse is the financial accusations in the article. You see, this nutcase at the Bitter Pill (yes, I'll steal the nickname from Fr. Z) apparently knows that what Fr. Finigan is doing is right, so in a move to intimidate, or even attempt to oust, she starts accusing the priest of bad financial practices. Also very familiar. When my last parish purchased a Rodgers organ to replace the crappy Kurzweil keyboard that was in the church (yes, at one time the Kurzweil was the ONLY instrument there - for over a decade in a half, so though a pipe organ would have been the ideal, it was definitely a giant step up from the Kurzweil), it was done so courtesy of an anonymous donor who earmarked his/her donation for the purchase of a new organ (I still don't know who the donor was; it's none of my business). In turn, someone had spread a blatant lie around that the pastor had used parish money to purchase the organ, when in all actuality, the "restricted donation", something earmarked for a specific purpose according to state law, was used for THAT specific purpose.

One can only wonder: Did Mizz Curti (or the accusers at my former parish) go to confession lately? Or at least get her conscience examined? Because last I remember, one of the commandments is Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

As for Fr. Finigan and other priests like him, keep up the good work!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Ave atque Vale

Well, folks, this is it. My final post on Christus Vincit. After a long while of commenting on the blog, I've decided to retire from the church politics scene, and close a life chapter. It's been an interesting ride since the mid 1990's when I became a "convert", but I never really achieved becoming a "catholic". I was always just a convert. This, I attribute to my strict Lutheran upbringing. All those years, I was really still a Protestant who happened to go to mass. I was still a Protestant organist who played the Roman liturgy like a Lutheran -- with vigor and worshipful leadership. My views were informed, like it or not, by how I was raised, and bolstered by an in-born Prussian obstinance. As a result, I was always a square peg as a catholic, too tolerant, yet too conservative at the same time. I confess that I'm happier now than ever having found my new/old church home. I don't regret going through the "conversion" process way back when -- it was a delightful experience growing from the rebellious and outrageous phase of a zealous 20-something. It wasn't a mistake. Just a "happy fault". With that, I bid you all a hearty "ave atque vale". Keep reading your Herodotus and your Pliny. There is much to discover in them.

Saturday, February 7, 2009


Michael Dubruiel, husband of well-known Catholic blogger Amy Welborn, died February 3, 2009. He was 50.

Sorry I caught this late, but my condolences and prayers are with Amy and her family.

Friday, August 8, 2008


I have to admit when I first saw this picture, I thought it was a new church and I was thinking "What the hell is Dick Vosko doing in Alaska?" Ya know, with all the nice churches he's wreckovated and the hideous new churches he's built, something like this wouldn't surprise me.

Fr. Finigan explains what's really going on:
Above is the arctic cyberpod from which Fr Z and myself, the NLM, the Curt Jester and a few other secret bloggers send out death rays to modernist computers round the world, post inaccurate texts, compose viruses that will make computers used to compose clown liturgies give off incense through the air vents, and generally by such means bring the free world to its knees.

(I told him in his combox to count me in!)

Our latest planned jape was to devise a fiendishly inaccurate version of the ICEL texts and pepper the internet with this inaccurate, unfinished, unapproved and unduly altered text that was so totally lacking in integrity that it would cause general mayhem and confusion.

(I just got it, matter of fact... What's this? Father now closes the collect with "We ask this through Christ our Lord, and buddy"???)

Sadly when we heard of the need to write to the USCCB Secretariat of Divine Worship, 3211 Fourth Street, NE, Washington, DC 20017, our plans just collapsed into dust and ashes - we were completely foiled. None of us has written out a postal address for several months and we are out of those square pocket thingies with the gummed flap you have to lick and fold down, and those little coloured squares you have to stick on. So we had a nice cup of tea instead.

(DAMN! I got a whole boxful of those square pocket thingies with the gummed flap you have to lick and fold down. Can't help you on the little colored squares you have to stick on, though. Sorry.)


Saturday, August 2, 2008


Good thing I switched hit counters when I did!

Trying to get to Fr. Z's blog and other blogs, I had encountered this error message:

At first I thought it was me, as several blogs sent that error message. It turns out that blogs and website that have Sitemeter loaded are generating this error message to Internet Explorer users. This info is coming from Diane at Te Deum Laudamus (the screenshot above is Diane's as well). She removed Sitemeter, and her blog is now working fine.

Incidentally, I switched hit counters months ago, thank God!

UPDATE: Diane left a link to a list of Google News stories on Sitemeter's chaos in the combox.


Sunday, March 30, 2008


Third Sunday of Easter - April 6, 2008

Next Sunday I'm filling in for a fellow Catholic blogger for two Masses. I'll protect the identity by not revealing the name (real OR screen) or the parish or the blog (s)he writes (unless said blogger says otherwise). I will say it's NOT the church I attended this morning. I will also say that the selections for these Masses, compared to what I endured this morning, are the light at the end of the tunnel, the heaven after enduring hell. I didn't pick these either.

The hymnal is GIA's Catholic Community Hymnal.

Here's the music list:

Sing with all the saints in glory..."Hymn to Joy"
Lord, you will show us the path of life...Alstott
Alleluia from O Filii et Filiae...Mode II
O sons and daughters, let us sing..."O Filii et Filiae"
Sanctus from People's Mass...Vermulst
Christ Has Died and Amen...Danish
Agnus Dei XVIII, adapted in English
Alleluia! sing to Jesus..."Hyfrydol"
The strife is o'er, the battle done..."Victory"