Thank you to everyone who participated in our ‘Trunk or Treat’ as well as our ‘Voices from the Grave’ to usher in All Saints’ Day and the month of the souls in Purgatory.
The month of November is dedicated to the ‘Poor Souls’. Som ...
‘O God, be merciful to me a sinner.’ (A prayer everyone can
Such are the words of the sinful tax collector in Our Lord’s
parable from last week’s Gospel. He is
shown mercy by God because he recognizes his sinfulness; his need for ...
following quote is taken from St. John Vianney.
It is appropriate on Priesthood Sunday.
If we had not the Sacrament of Orders, we should not have Our Lord.
Who placed him there, in that tabernacle? It was the priest.
Who was it that r ...
Some things to consider . . .
The Virginia Catholic Conference has again given us a
helpful guide re: key issues in this year’s elections. It is good to recall that voting is a
choice. Is it a good choice? Is a candidate worthy of ...
Errant: An erroneous conception of sacramental ordination, postulating worship ministers of either sex to perform even shamanic rituals:
Answer: “The will of the Church finds its ultimate motivation in the link between
celibacy and sacred ordinatio ...
Last week’s Padre’s Corner began a discussion of
certain truths of the Catholic Faith that are confused and even contradicted in
the ‘working document’ of the Amazon Synod of Bishops that will occur in Rome
next month. Again, neither a wor ...
There has been much discussion on the upcoming ‘Amazon Synod’. A Synod is when a group of bishops gather to discuss certain doctrinal/moral issues. They then give the Pope a summary of their discussions – perhaps, even advice. The Amazon Syn ...
speak of 'sagging faith', however. That is quite another matter. In the last
resort faith is an act of will, inspired by love. Our love may be chilled and
our will eroded by the spectacle of the shortcomings, folly, and even sins of
the Church an ...
September 14th is the
feast of the Triumph of the Cross. St.
Helena, the mother of Constantine, the first Christian Roman Emperor, had a
love for the Cross of Jesus. In the
early 320s Helena
traveled to the Holy Land to find the True
Thank you to everyone who attended and helped with the Funeral Mass for Fr. Tewes that was held here on Tuesday, August 27th. In particular, thank you to all of our bakers who provided cookies for the Vigil reception as well as Funeral Mass recept ...