Easter 2019

Easter 2019

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
On Good Friday the Romans, Jewish leaders killed Life Itself.  The Jewish Sanhedrin concocted a lie to convict Truth Itself.  Being led by the devil, they followed the wide road rather than He Who is the Way. St. Paul will tell us in 1 Cori ...

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Holy Week 2019

Holy Week 2019

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
It was good to see many of you at the movie, “Unplanned,” last Sunday.  Though we had Abby Johnson at Holy Trinity last year, a movie, when faithful to history, can tell a story in a beautiful way.  Such is the case in “Unplanned.”&nbs ...

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JP II, Msgr Scannell, Msgr Roeltgen

JP II, Msgr Scannell, Msgr Roeltgen

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
As a priest, this past week is always a memorable one for me.  It is the week of anniversaries of three formative priests for me – and many other priests in our diocese: April 2, 2005: St. John Paul April 4, 2005: Monsignor Thomas P. Scan ...

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Bishop Loverde, 20th Anniversary

Bishop Loverde, 20th Anniversary

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Last week I wrote a bit on our second bishop of Arlington, Bishop Keating.  He died on March 22, 1998.  Our third bishop of Arlington, Bishop Loverde, was installed as our bishop on March 25, 1999.  Back in 2016 I wrote a little on Bishop ...

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Bishop Keating

Bishop Keating

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone who helped plan and who participated in our St. Joseph’s Lenten Day!  It was marvelous to see the talents of our people.  What a way to begin preparation for the humble, silent Protector the Holy Family! Thank you to ...

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St. Joseph

St. Joseph

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Each month of the year has a different focus.  March is dedicated to the Patron and Protector of the Holy Family and the Church, St. Joseph.  His feast day is March 19th, though it will be Monday, March 20th this year. Who is this incredibl ...

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Naumann Pro-Abortion Politicians No Holy Communion

Naumann Pro-Abortion Politicians No Holy Communion

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
February 19, 2019 By Archbishop Jospeh F. Naumann Reprinted with permission from Catholic News Service Recent efforts to perpetuate and expand abortion in state laws have illuminated the deplorable actions of some Catholic public officials and ...

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Lent 2019

Lent 2019

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you again to all who helped with our parish anniversary on February 2nd . Lest we overlook our youngsters, congratulations to all who received their First Penance the last few of weeks!  We hope you experienced the joy and peace that comes ...

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Socialism in Papal Documents

Socialism in Papal Documents

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Continuing our discussion of Socialism per recent popes.  Both St. John Paul II and Benedect XVI lived under socialist/communist regimes – John Paul in Poland with Nazis then Communists; Benedict in Germany with Nazis then in Bavaria with Communi ...

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Socialism Part 1

Socialism Part 1

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
In recent weeks we have heard a bit more conversation on socialism.  In simple terms, socialism is a social doctrine where there is centralized ownership and control of goods.  Private property is limited as often are related rights – educat ...

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