Tag Archives: Humor

Is Père Hamel a Martyr?

Is Father Hamel a martyr? I would like to think so – and I have certainly thought so today. But in the end I cannot say for sure. I wonder if we may still need to pray for his soul also. … Continue reading

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Some Fan Mail

A courageous local individual sent me an unsigned note today – it was written on a piece of scrap paper with some unintelligible excerpt of an article printed on it, and came in an envelope from a large corporation headquartered … Continue reading

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Did St. Thomas Say That?

There are various quotations often attributed to St. Thomas Aquinas that are false. One that is circulating on the social networks pretty heavily today (to the shame of Catholic Vote, which is promoting it, even after it was brought to their … Continue reading

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Homily on Vocation Boom

A condensed form of my Sunday homily for this week is available on Vocation Boom, featuring my currently-crackly voice (another doctor’s appointment this Tuesday…). “A face made for radio and a voice made for print!” Anyway, I post a link … Continue reading

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Homilies

Having trouble getting to sleep? You’ve come to the right place! Read one of my homilies! I put them online on the site of one my parishes St. Barnabas Church (site still rather under construction). Click here to access the homilies page.

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Murphy Bed

My rectory has a “Murphy Bed”, in what is now an office. That’s the type of bed that used to flip down out of a pocket in the wall, or in this case, a closet. This room used to be … Continue reading

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On Leaving Mass Early

This is what people see as they go to leave Mass early out the main door of one of my parishes: (It was installed by a previous pastor, I think.)

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Street Evangelization

A little “street evangelization” that I saw today in downtown Birmingham. Jesus will change us, but he always leaves us free as regards spelling…

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Mass for the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart

This morning I had Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica for the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. My classmate and now-fellow “JCL“, Jenna Marie Cooper, attended and listened attentively to my brilliant homily (ha). Jenna is a consecrated … Continue reading

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Mobile Knife Sharpening

Something fun that I saw today: These guys go around Rome sharpening knives for the millions of restaurants here. They put their bike up on a stand and when they pedal it spins the grinding stone.

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Italy’s National Holiday

Today is Italy’s National Holiday (Festa della Repubblica) and, as every year, there was a big parade here in Rome this morning, with various units of Italy’s extensive military and police forces marching, among others. The President of the Republic was … Continue reading

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“Indissolubility” (?)

Boyfriend: “Babe, Church marriages are so expensive and overrated. Let’s go to Venice, put a padlock on the bridge, and throw the key into the canal instead!” Girlfriend: “Aw, you’re so romantic! – And let’s take a selfie after we do … Continue reading

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