Tag Archives: God

Spiritual 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

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Some Old Mass Spirituality

The other day I was chatting with a priest who also celebrates both the older and newer forms of the Roman Rite. Most priests with experience in both will readily admit that their learning of the older form greatly enriched … Continue reading

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The Blessed Mother and the Blessed Trinity

Here is my homily from this Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity: Each year, the Sunday after Pentecost is designated as Trinity Sunday. Although we gather to worship the Triune God every week and even every day, yet this Sunday … Continue reading

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The Contempt of Some Priests!

An Italian blog I check on recently posted an excerpt from the writings of St. Alphonsus Liguori on the reverence – or lack thereof – with which some priests celebrate Holy Mass. It’s striking to think that this was written … Continue reading

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Excellent Nuns to Hold Discernment Retreat

The wonderful cloistered Dominican nuns of St. Jude Monastery in Marbury, Alabama have notified me about their upcoming discernment retreat. Here is an info-graphic – click to enlarge: This Vocation Retreat will be on the weekend of June 3-5 for young women aged 16-27, so if … Continue reading

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Shocking Desecration

In Spain, a deeply troubled “artist” designed a blasphemous “work of art” using 242 consecrated hosts that he pilfered by attending Masses over a period of time and receiving Holy Communion in the hand. (One news source here.) With those … Continue reading

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Pray for Paris

Our Lady of Victories, pray for Paris! Pray for the dead! Pray for us all! The Memorare Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought … Continue reading

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“All” vs. “Many” – Something We Must Urgently Consider

Here is the homily I preached this weekend at St. Barnabas and Holy Rosary Parishes. * * * Sacred Scripture tells us in various places that Christ died “for all”. His saving Passion and Death was more than sufficient to … Continue reading

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Michaelmas

Today is traditionally the feast of St. Michael. In more recent times Sts. Gabriel and Raphael were grouped together with him also. So, happy Feast of the Archangels! I have typically gone back and forth between praying the Divine Praises, … Continue reading

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God’s Apparent Powerlessness

Here is my homily for this Sunday. In our gospel this Sunday we see a very clear demonstration of the attribute of God called omnipotence – the fact that he is “almighty”: he is able to do whatever he pleases; … Continue reading

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A Gem on Beautiful Churches

I attended a talk by Archbishop Cordileone of San Francisco this morning, and he had a very interesting statement to make about the cost of building beautiful churches. The story went that the San Francisco Cathedral was started in 1963 … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Fatima

Today we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. I share with you a homily that I gave at a high school in my diocese at a Mass of Thanksgiving for the Beatification of Pope John Paul II, a … Continue reading

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