Tag Archives: Evangelization

Dedication and Blessing of Learning Center

For those who have been following my occasional posts about our new Learning Center at Holy Rosary Church, I wanted to share some good news with you from this morning. Although the Center has been open for two full weeks … Continue reading

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The Love of Learning

In my childhood I went to public schools – and good ones, at that. I am grateful for the education that I received. But I do still remember some of its negative aspects also. (There really weren’t many.) One of the … Continue reading

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Ideal Books for Seminarians

If there were funding to buy a bunch of “essential” books for seminarians, which books should be included? Let me know what you think. Here are a few suggestions to get things going: The Priest Is Not His Own by … Continue reading

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Seminarians (and Priests) Must Learn Spanish

It is by now well-known, at least in some circles, that seminarians are required by the Church to learn Latin (Code of Canon Law, canon 249), and that this directive is widely ignored. Many seminaries, bishops, and vocation directors protest … Continue reading

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An Apropos Prayer

In light of Friday’s tragic and disastrous Supreme Court ruling, this Sunday’s Collect (opening prayer) is quite fitting: O God, who through the grace of adoption chose us to be children of light, grant, we pray, that we may not … Continue reading

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High Altar Mass for Benefactors

Though I didn’t have a chance to announce it beforehand, I wanted everyone to know that this morning at Holy Rosary, I celebrated Holy Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary on our historic high altar, for … Continue reading

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More Fundamental and More Modern: Catholic

Read this snippet from Fulton Sheen’s excellent collection of essays, Old Errors and New Labels (pages 49-50), and tell me if it isn’t extremely relevant for our time: [The Catholic Church] prides itself on being neither Fundamentalist nor Modernist…. It is not Fundamentalist, … Continue reading

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Another Homily on Vocation Boom

The web site “Vocation Boom!” asked me to record another homily for them – this one, for the Solemnity of the Ascension. If you’re interested, you can listen to it by clicking here.

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Masses for Benefactors

I have been meaning to blog this for a while, but have had difficulty either finding the time, or remembering to do so when I do have the time… So, in the spirit of “better late than never”……. Mass last … Continue reading

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I Have Other Sheep

Here is my homily for this Good Shepherd Sunday: Our responsorial psalm on this Fourth Sunday of Easter is a prophecy about the Messiah – “the stone rejected by…the builders, which has become the cornerstone”. Jesus, in fulfillment of this … Continue reading

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Some Beautiful Modern Vestment Work

My friend David Gardiner has a vestment for sale at his web site right now that really catches my eye: Here’s a detail of the 90-year-old embroidered vesica (medallion), in pristine condition: Great price for it too! (See details on … Continue reading

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Vatican II Urban Legends

The thought has occurred to me to do an adult education class (maybe, at some point) on “Vatican II Urban Legends”. It would involve looking at various ideas and errors that have been proposed as originating from the Council but … Continue reading

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