Purgatory

Purgatory

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone who participated in our ‘Trunk or Treat’ to usher in All Saints’ Day and the month of the souls in Purgatory. The month of November is dedicated to the ‘Poor Souls’.  Sometimes people see Purgatory as somethi ...

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Voting 2021 Part 2

Voting 2021 Part 2

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
In continuing the ‘Note’ on voting, it is necessary for a voter to weigh issues properly.  Sanctity of Life, Sanctity of Marriage and Religious Liberty are pre-eminent in the order given as Pope Benedict wrote in 2012 (Sacramentum Caritati ...

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Voting 2021

Voting 2021

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
In a few weeks we, as Americans, will once again be able to exercise our right to vote.  As Catholics, we should see our individual votes as opportunities to express ourselves and make a difference for good in our nation.  Over the c ...

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HT Mortgage Paid and Covid Mandate

HT Mortgage Paid and Covid Mandate

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
If you have a chance to take a look at the balance of our mortgage in the bulletin, you may notice something interesting! Thank you to all parishioners who have helped to re-pay the money we borrowed from the diocese to build Holy Trinity! & ...

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Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
The following is taken from an article in Crisis Magazine (2019) by Christopher Ortega on Christopher Columbus and our National Holiday in his name. Columbus was a man of deep faith. Few of his detractors know, for instance, that he wa ...

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Statement by Bishop Burbidge on Women’s Health Protection Act

Statement by Bishop Burbidge on Women’s Health Protection Act

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
September 24, 2021 In the United States, the tragically pervasive acceptance of abortion has resulted in more than 62 million abortions since Roe v. Wade. Still, today the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impose abortion on demand nationwi ...

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Archbishop Sheen on the Future

Archbishop Sheen on the Future

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
In every parish there are those who give of their time and talents for Our Lord and His people in a hidden way.  Our Samaritans help those in temporal need – i.e. utilities, rent, medicine, etc.  In the twenty years of ou ...

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9/11 20th Anniversary

9/11 20th Anniversary

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Before I get into the column every Catholic adult should know that our Prince William County School Board will be meeting 9/15 discuss the use/implementation of Critical Race Theory in public schools.  Critical Race Theory, as we have explaine ...

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Conscience

Conscience

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
There has been much discussion of ‘conscience’ over the last many months.  What is conscience?  Does everyone have a conscience?  Why must one follow it?  Is it infallible? The Catechism of the Catholi ...

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Bishop Letter on Human Dignity

Bishop Letter on Human Dignity

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Our Bishop released an eight-page letter on human dignity and gender identity which reaffirms clearly the Church’s teaching on each person’s dignity and gender as created by God.  The following is a brief summary.  That said, eve ...

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