Category Archives: Ad Hoc

Is the daily Rosary a guarantee of heaven?

Are we guaranteed to go to heaven simply by praying the Rosary faithfully each day? Depending on which quotations (prooftexts?) you read from the saints, you might be led to think that. Many publications quote such things precisely to encourage … Continue reading

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Prayers Please

I would sure appreciate any prayers you can spare for two special intentions. Thank you!

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Walking the Road to God

A kind reader sent me a book called Walking the Road to God that I had had on my wish list. The author, Father Lawrence Carney, went to the same seminary as me, a year ahead of me. I remember … Continue reading

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Rome Pilgrimage – February 1-11

I am leading a pilgrimage to the Eternal City from February 1 to 11, 2018. We had a full group, but a couple of people have backed out, so we are advertising it again. If you are interested in participating, … Continue reading

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Thanks Again

Thanks to a kind reader who sent some books from my Amazon wish list. I don’t know who you are — but God does. Prayers!

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Formula of Absolution

Please note that I have written an update to this post here. You may want to read this post first, then go to the new one for some further precision on this matter. A friend was commenting to me at … Continue reading

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Eucharistic Prayers in Spanish

Several years ago I made recordings of the first three Eucharistic prayers in Spanish, for a brother priest (fellow native English speaker) who wanted to practice. For some English speakers who are learning Spanish, I think, it can be easier … Continue reading

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Sisters Need Help!

I’ve written on several occasions about the excellent Cloistered Dominican Sisters of St. Jude in Marbury, Alabama. Today I received their latest newsletter, and see that they are again in need of a special boost so that they can replace … Continue reading

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Prayers for Confessors to Say

One spring during my period of studies in Rome, I spent Holy Week at a parish in Edinburgh, Scotland and assisted with the sacred functions there. It was there that I saw, for the first time, a beautiful prayer for … Continue reading

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New Book

I recently had the opportunity to have dinner with Dr. Peter Kwasniewksi, a professor at the great Wyoming Catholic College and a distinguished writer on many topics relating to our faith — especially the sacred liturgy. His writings are regularly … Continue reading

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A Heart for Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph has worked great miracles in my parish, starting with a major (and urgent) exterior renovation that was completed in the past couple of years – and many other things besides. In recent months I’ve been reflecting upon how … Continue reading

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Thank You

A kind reader sent me two books from my Amazon wish list. Amazon did not include any slip of paper saying who sent them! Thank you, whoever you are! Know of my prayers.

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