Tag Archives: Catholic Culture

Checking on the Nuns

I had a brief trip down to Montgomery today, and on the way back I stopped in at the Dominican Monastery of St. Jude. I’ve written about them many times on this blog. A wonderful group of cloistered Dominican nuns! … Continue reading

Posted in Ad Hoc | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Classical Education

A friend sent me this homily – apparently preached yesterday (I guess they keep the poinsettias out till they die!?). This is an excellent explanation of the benefits of and need for classical education in our Catholic schools. As my … Continue reading

Posted in Ad Hoc | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Blessing after Miscarriage

I recently had the opportunity – for the first time in my 8.5 years as a priest – to do a “Blessing after Miscarriage”. I wanted to post about it, because I suspect that it is simply not widely known … Continue reading

Posted in Ad Hoc | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Help Me Buy A Chasuble?

UPDATE January 16, 2017 – I have removed the links to the crowdfunding page, as a total of $1,800.00 was donated so that I could purchase not only the white set pictured but also this green chasuble & stole! Thank … Continue reading

Posted in Ad Hoc | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Pope of Gestures

Pope Francis has repeatedly been referred to as “the pope of gestures“. It is of note, then, that the Holy Father again celebrated Mass on the high altar of the Sistine Chapel this past Sunday, the Feast of the Baptism … Continue reading

Posted in Scheduled | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Merry Christmas to All

Receive my prayers and wishes for a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!

Posted in Ad Hoc | Tagged , , , , , ,

In Time for Christmas

My saturno arrived today — much quicker than expected. This will do nicely. 

Posted in Ad Hoc | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Weddings and the Sunday Obligation

It’s very common nowadays for couples to hold their wedding on a Saturday afternoon – in my current parish, 1:30pm is the standard time. A question that I often pose to couples when I am doing marriage preparation is: How … Continue reading

Posted in Ad Hoc | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Saturno – Another Priest Christmas Gift Idea

I’ve never really been much of a hat-wearer, but I do enjoy the wonderful variety of hats in the Church. Recently, it seems, a particular style of hat has been in the news: the Saturno (so-called because it resembles the planet … Continue reading

Posted in Ad Hoc | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Christmas Gift Ideas for Priests

Several visitors to the blog have arrived via Google search on “Christmas gift ideas for priests” or the like in the last week or so. I have posted on this in the past, but figured I should post an update … Continue reading

Posted in Ad Hoc | Tagged ,

Christmas Greetings to Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict

It’s time once again for many to start thinking about their Christmas cards. My post last year about sending cards to Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict was very popular. I again want to share their addresses, for those who … Continue reading

Posted in Ad Hoc | Tagged , , , ,

Pastoral Care of Gravely Ill Children

One of the sadder tasks that priests have is that of assisting families with a child who is gravely ill. It happens every so often that I will be called to a hospital or home by such a family. Often … Continue reading

Posted in Ad Hoc | Tagged , , , , ,