Happy birthday Father Mazzuchelli!

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SamuelMazuchelli BoccWe had a lovely birthday party for Fr Mazzuchelli on Monday the 4th, in downtown Madison! I think there were ten of us. We prayed the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary and the prayer for his Beatification, and then potluck dinner and birthday cake. A very pleasant occasion. We discussed his legacy and how we can make that better known to inspire people for the New Evangelization.

The 150th anniversary of Father Mazzuchelli’s death is coming up this coming February. The Sinsinawa Dominicans will emphasize him as “social justice crusader” in their own image. He was indeed very good on social justice, but it is a serious distortion to narrow his legacy to this. He was a Catholic missionary, winning people over to Jesus, proclaiming and defending Catholic truth.

I have had some more responses to my Report on the Sinsinawa Dominicans Today, including a note from a fine bishop involved in reforming the LCWR. I also received a very nice handwritten note from a Dominican Prior Provincial on a notecard with Veritas on the front just like my book. This is a reform document written above all for those who are in a position to foster the reform and real health of this religious Congregation and others.

I have noticed belatedly that the Sinsinawa Dominicans fixed SinsinOP in such a way that it is not visible to the public anymore. Certainly prudent. Anyone in need of source text or etc substantiating or adding information to my Report should contact me elizabethdurack@gmail.com as I can most likely provide what you are looking for.