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New Book

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

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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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Facing God Together, Illustrated

Further to my post from yesterday on ad orientem celebration of Mass, Amy Welborn has posted today a great photograph that illustrates the concept well. It’s in #6 of THIS POST on her blog. Check it out.

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Facing God Together

Dr. Peter Kwasniewski has a fantastic post about Mass celebrated “facing East” (ad orientem) at the New Liturgical Movement blog. Please take a look! Also, see my previous post, Facing Christ.

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Scott Hahn Luncheon in Birmingham

I received an email yesterday from John Martignoni of the Bible Christian Society, based in Birmingham, Alabama. There will be a luncheon in Birmingham on Wednesday, July 9, at which Dr. Scott Hahn will speak, open to anyone high school age or … Continue reading

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Have Franciscan Friars Pray For You

I am always grateful for the opportunity to pray for your intentions, which many of you have sent in through my prayer request form linked on the blog’s main menu. I wanted to share a new prayer resource that I … Continue reading

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Birmingham Family Vocation Day

My classmate and friend, Fr. Rick Chenault, Vocation Director for the Birmingham Diocese, has just posted this video on Youtube inviting everyone to a “Family Vocation Day” at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in Birmingham. Take a look! … Continue reading

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Two Pope Saints

In the lead-up to next Sunday’s canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II, be sure to check out the official site for the canonization, 2papisanti.org. (The URL is in Italian, but it will load the English page.) In fact, I … Continue reading

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After Hours in the Sistine Chapel

Many people see the Sistine Chapel as part of the Vatican Museum tour: after spending a couple of hours browsing some of the world’s finest artistic treasures, you then find yourself in this exceedingly beautiful chapel – along with (seemingly) about … Continue reading

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Remembering Pope Francis’ Election

One year ago this evening I was waiting in a cold and wet St. Peter’s Square with thousands of other people to see if a Pope would be elected. And our waiting paid off, because indeed, after two previous “black … Continue reading

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Great Cathedral Mystery

Over at Amy Welborn’s blog, I took note of this interesting-looking program on PBS, about the great dome of the Cathedral in Florence, Italy, which was at the time an engineering marvel, and remains such: She highly recommends it. Unfortunately, I … Continue reading

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Don’t Give Up Chocolate

Still stuck on what to give up this Lent? Thinking about giving up chocolate – again, for like the fifteenth year in a row? Wait just a minute! Take the chocolate dish back out of hiding and instead, take a look … Continue reading

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