Fr. Joe Peek RIP

Fr. Joe Peek RIP

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
So, March of 2020 we were told we had to ‘flatten the curve’ by scientists, politicians, media and big tech.   We were told it would be fifteen days to limit everything we do; limit life; shut down?!  I am happy to put March 16th behi ...

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Solemnity of St. Joseph

Solemnity of St. Joseph

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
As we prepare to celebrate the Solemnity of St. Joseph this Friday, the following quote from St. Bernardine of Siena (1400s) is a good meditation. Whenever the divine favor chooses someone for a special grace or an exalted position, it endows the per ...

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Bill #5 of 2021

Bill #5 of 2021

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
The House of Representatives recently passed Bill #5 of 2021.  It is deceivingly named, Equality Act of 2021.  It is anything but.  It will now go to the Senate to be voted on.  We had better get everyone we have ever come in contact ...

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Fr. Ciszek on Total Self-Abandonment

Fr. Ciszek on Total Self-Abandonment

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Fr. Walter Ciszek was ordained a Catholic priest in 1937.  Born in Pennsylvania to Polish immigrants, he was sent to eastern Poland as a missionary.  Just two years later, the Soviet Union invaded eastern Poland.  Fr. Ciszek followed the ...

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First Sunday of Lent

First Sunday of Lent

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Lent has begun this past Wednesday, Ash Wednesday.  It is our spiritual trek to Good Friday and Easter.  What a tremendous season Lent is!  Have you decided on the prayer, penance and almsgiving that you will strive to perform in union wi ...

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Biden – Abortion and Reproductive Health Care

Biden – Abortion and Reproductive Health Care

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
In just a few weeks, Joe Biden has been true to his word. Joe Biden gave the following remarks on 1/22/21: Today (1/22/21) marks the 48th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade. In the past four years, reproduc ...

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The Present Moment – Fr. Nicholas Grou

The Present Moment – Fr. Nicholas Grou

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
As I write this column we are expecting a good bit of snow.  Let the games begin!  I am not sure which priest has the best arm.  We may find out tomorrow.  Considering Fr. Bork and Fr. Carr grew up north of the Mason-Dixon, they may ...

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Conversion of St. Paul

Conversion of St. Paul

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
January 25th is the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul.  St. Paul’s conversion is an event that should give us hope: no one is beyond Our Lord’s grace. Before Paul’s conversion, he persecuted Christians.  He was present for the stoni ...

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VDOE Transgenderism 2021

VDOE Transgenderism 2021

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has released a draft proposal of a new policy to be forced upon all public schools, promoting radical transgender ideology, and undermining the role of parents in the raising of their children. The draft is ...

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Litany of Saint Joseph

Litany of Saint Joseph

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Lord, have mercy on us Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Jesus, hear us, Jesus, graciously hear us. God the Father of heaven, have mercy on us. God the Son, Redeemer of the World, have mercy ...

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