Critical Race Theory, Part 3

Critical Race Theory, Part 3

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to Mrs. Loesel and all the many who helped make our Vacation Bible School engaging, educational and enjoyable! This weekend we continue with our three-part series on Critical Race Theory as given by Deacon Gerard Anthony of St. Timothy Pari ...

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Critical Race Theory

Critical Race Theory

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
In light of Independence Day, I thought it appropriate to discuss a popular and anti-independence theory being used in much of our culture: Critical Race Theory.  The author of the following points is Deacon Gerard Marie Anthony, DRE at St. Timothy ...

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Holy Trinity Parish 20th Anniversary

Holy Trinity Parish 20th Anniversary

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
On June 27th, 2001 then Bishop Loverde established the parish of Holy Trinity in the northernmost part of Prince William County.  The founding pastor was Fr. Francis Peffley who had been ordained a little over ten years.  His vision, interacti ...

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Critical Race Theory

Critical Race Theory

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
On May 28, 2021 our ‘good Catholic’ president Biden released his Budget proposal for 2022.  It includes a measure, which is unprecedented, to abolish the Hyde Amendment.  The Hyde Amendment, voted as an amendment in 1976, restricts taxpaye ...

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Corpus Christi 2021

Corpus Christi 2021

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone who was able to participate in our outdoor Corpus Christi/Eucharistic Procession last Sunday!  It was a joy to see many of our First Holy Communicants with some of our recent Confirmandi participate at the front of the process ...

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Memorial Day, Newly Ordained 2021

Memorial Day, Newly Ordained 2021

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
As I write this column I am mindful of those who have died defending the innocent, particularly those of the military and first responders.  I am mindful of two men from my father’s squadron who died in the Vietnam War.  Of the two, one died ...

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Priesthood

Priesthood

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Years ago Bishop Fulton J. Sheen wrote a book entitled, The Priest Is Not His Own.  The priest is not ordained to make money, amass possessions, receive worldly honors, live in comfort and leisure.  He is called to live as alter Christus, ...

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Pentecost 2021

Pentecost 2021

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
How many legions does the Pope have? Such are the words of Josef Stalin, perhaps the most inhumane communist dictator of the Soviet Union.  The words are quite ironic as Stalin is in his grave and the Catholic Church continues.  There have ...

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Cordileone, Olmstead and Aquila on Holy Communion and Abortion

Cordileone, Olmstead and Aquila on Holy Communion and Abortion

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
If you find that you are unwilling or unable to abandon your advocacy for abortion, you should not come forward to receive Holy Communion. To publicly affirm the Catholic faith while at the same time publicly rejecting one of its most fundamental teachi ...

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Our Lady of Fatima

Our Lady of Fatima

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
In October of 1917 the beginnings of the Communist Revolution in Russia were taking place (As with most revolutions, it had been prepared for months – even years – through chaos and division.  Sound familiar?)  The Bolshevik revolution was ...

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