Category: Pastor’s Posts

Outrage

“Outrage” and indignation are certainly an increasing reaction to things if they do not go our way. Well, I am outraged. Outraged by a story currently on Lifesite News  found at lifesitenews.com It concerns a recent event held at GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY in Washington DC,  the country’ “oldest Jesuit and Catholic university.” It was billed as ” Dismantling …

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A fable for Halloween.

A totally imaginary dialogue between two priests.     –         Well, George, what’s this I hear about you hopping a plane to Sweden? –         YES! I’m very excited, never been there before! –         Going to be cold this time of year. –         Really, well, it’s a BIG event! –         The Nobel Prizes? –         No!! Going to Lund to celebrate the 500th anniversary …

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Overdue

I haven’t written anything here for a long time. I suppose I fell out of the habit and other preoccupations took over. However, a brief entry for today: I’m occasionally asked what would be good Catholic websites to read in these rather confusing and disturbing times. One recommendation for good apologetic commentary of controversies in …

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Sexagesima Sunday 1/31/16

Dear friends, My first “pre-Lent” bulletin letter published last week was probably not read by many of you due to the “super blizzard” that shut down travel last weekend. You can find it published however on the parish website in the “Pastor’s blog” entitled “Septuagesima Sunday.” This week, “Sexagesima Sunday”, roughly sixty days before Easter, I would like …

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Septuagesima Sunday

Dear friends, In our traditional liturgical calendar, the three Sundays before Ash Wednesday bore unusual Latin names: Septuagesima, Sexagesima, Quinquagesima meaning simply Seventieth, Sixtieth, Fiftieth. This was because these Sunday are roughly that number of days before Easter Sunday. This year Easter comes rather early, March 27th, and Ash Wednesday falls on February 10th.  Today then is Septuagesima Sunday. In …

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“As a gesture to make the Church more inclusive..”

 I saw the above today on the front page of The Wall Street Journal with a big photo of many bridal couples arranged in a semi-circle before the High Altar in the vast space of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. The event was a (literally and figuratively) “Mass Wedding” conducted by Pope Francis for the aforementioned couples …

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