Thank you to everyone who was able to participate in our outdoor Corpus Christi/Eucharistic Procession last Sunday! It was a joy to see many of our First Holy Communicants with some of our recent Confirmandi participate at the front of the procession. It was good for us to publicly process and profess our faith in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist.Continue reading “Corpus Christi”
Years ago Bishop Fulton J. Sheen wrote a book entitled, The Priest Is Not His Own.Continue reading “Priesthood”
How many legions does the Pope have?
Such are the words of Josef Stalin, perhaps the most inhumane communist dictator of the Soviet Union. The words are quite ironic as Stalin is in his grave and the Catholic Church continues. There have been many before him and, now, after him who have made similar statements.Continue reading “Pentecost Sunday”
If you find that you are unwilling or unable to abandon your advocacy for abortion, you should not come forward to receive Holy Communion. To publicly affirm the Catholic faith while at the same time publicly rejecting one of its most fundamental teachings is simply dishonest. Heeding this perennial call to conversion is the only way to live the Catholic faith with integrity.Continue reading “About Holy Communion and Abortion, Bishops Cordileone, Olmstead and Aquila”
The most important person on earth is a mother.
She cannot claim the honor of having built Notre Dame Cathedral.
She need not.
She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral –
a dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby’s body…
The angels have not been blessed with such a grace.
They cannot share in God’s creative miracle to bring new saints to Heaven.
Only a human mother can.
Mothers are closer to God the Creator than any other creature;
God joins forces with mothers in performing this act of creation…
What on God’s good earth is more glorious than this; to be a mother?
Happy Mothers’ Day!
Let us pray for our mothers today. FRVWContinue reading “The Most Important Person on Earth”
In October of 1917 the beginnings of the Communist Revolution in Russia were taking place (As with most revolutions, it had been prepared for months – even years – through chaos and division. Sound familiar?) The Bolshevik revolution was true to the term, overthrowing everything of the Russian culture: monarchy, religion, family, freedoms, etc. It was a revolution that saw much bloodshed. In the case of Catholic priests alone, in just a few years 40,000 priests had been killed or exiled to Siberia. Russia was to spread her errors throughout Eastern Europe, bringing with those errors much suffering. It would one day be overthrown peacefully through a son of Poland who had endured the lies of socialism and communism.Continue reading “May, Month Dedicated to Our Blessed Mother Mary”
Imagine a world wherein the Church was being split from within and attacked from without in ways that the world had not seen. This would be the 1500s in which Pope St. Pius V lived. As we celebrate his feast day this week, April 30, this Dominican priest is an example of how to live in a world racked with division and upheaval.Continue reading “Pope Saint Pius V”
As we prepare to celebrate the Solemnity of St. Joseph this Friday, the following quote from St. Bernardine of Siena (1400s) is a good meditation.Continue reading “The Solemnity of St. Joseph”
The House of Representatives recently passed Bill #5 of 2021. It is deceivingly named, Equality Act of 2021. It is anything but. It will now go to the Senate to be voted on. We had better get everyone we have ever come in contact with to storm the Senate with phone calls, phone calls and more phone calls! Other means of communication cannot hurt.
When you have a moment take a look at the Eleven Myths of the Equality Act of 2021Continue reading “Equality Act 2021”
Fr. Walter Ciszek was ordained a Catholic priest in 1937. Born in Pennsylvania to Polish immigrants, he was sent to eastern Poland as a missionary. Just two years later, the Soviet Union invaded eastern Poland. Fr. Ciszek followed the train of Poles into the Soviet Union. He functioned clandestinely as a priest until his arrest in 1941. Under torture he signed a confession that he was a Vatican spy. He would spend five years in the infamous Lubyanka prison, mostly in isolation, as well as fifteen additional years in hard labor – shoveling coal onto ships, working in mines, etc. He has written two books of his experiences: With God in Russia and He Leadeth Me.Continue reading “Fr. Walter Ciszek on Total Self Abandonment”