Dedicated to the Restoration of a Catholic Identity
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Pope Benedict XVI waves from his “popemobile” as he drives through Rome's Via Condotti street on his way to the Spanish Steps to pray before a statue of Mary on the occasion of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, on a rainy Saturday, December 8, 2007. Benedict XVI said Saturday that boys and girls at ever younger ages are in danger of being deceived by adults hawking false models of happiness and leading them down 'the dead-end streets of consumerism.' Dec. 8, which the Catholic Church celebrates as the Immaculate Conception of Mary, is a national holiday in predominantly Roman Catholic Italy. (AP Photo/ Alessandra Tarantino)
Fr Loren Gonzales is a priest of the Diocese of Phoenix AZ currently shepherding a parish in Peoria. Fr Gonzales received his MDiv from the Franciscan School of Theology of the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley CA. He was ordained to the presbyterate by the late Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, + Most Rev Carl Fisher. He is a former member of the Order of Friars Servants of Mary (Servites). He has ministered in the Archdioceses of Denver and San Francisco, and the Dioceses of Oakland, Orange, and Tucson, where he has served the people of God as a catechist, campus minister, liturgist, musician, parochial vicar and vocation director. His an advocate of the Reform of the Reform.Two years ago he received faculties from the Bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix, + Most Rev Thomas Olmsted, to celebrate the Classical Liturgy according to the indult Ecclesia Dei. On September 14, 2007 Fr Gonzales celebrated a Missa Cantata in honor of His Holiness’ Motu Propio Summorum Pontificum. He celebrates the usus antiquor regularly. This blog, Overheard in the Sacristy, is inspired by his smattering of memoirs, Fifty Sophomoric Summers.