Father B. Jerabek, J.C.L.Birmingham, Alabama (older posts from Rome, Italy)
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As we continue our Advent preparation and near the feast of Christmas, my heart is filled with gratitude for so many things, including you, those who read my blog. I have not been able to post much over these past … Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
A little over three weeks ago I published THIS POST on the formula of absolution. Since then I’ve received both some positive feedback from theologians, as well as a number of discouraging messages from people who say that they have been … Continue reading →
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!
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 →
A kind reader sent me a book from my Amazon wish list. Alas, there was no indication who sent it – I will pray for you nonetheless. Thank you!
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 →
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.
I had an interesting insight tonight while praying with a wonderful group of men and boys that meets at my parish. As the meeting began we all knelt down to say an opening prayer from their prayer book. Facing the … Continue reading →
I’ve just started reading Self-Abandonment to Divine Providence – a spiritual classic. This is clearly an important book. I’ve gotten more out of just the first few pages than I have out of entire books before. How is it that it … Continue reading →
Another Solemnity of St. Joseph is upon us — normally celebrated today, but transferred to Monday the 20th this year because of today’s being a Sunday. Devotion to St. Joseph has been growing in the Church over the last century. … Continue reading →