Historicity and Authenticity of the New Testament

Historicity and Authenticity of the New Testament

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
In less than a month Pope Francis will visit our country. He will canonize Blessed Junipera Serra, the great missionary of California. This canonization will be the first to occur on U.S. soil. During his visit, the Holy Father may present to the U.S. a ...

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Assumption

Assumption

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Those of you who are older than 70 can probably remember 1950 when Pope Pius XII declared the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary as a dogma of the Catholic Faith. It is this feast that we celebrate August 15th. Did Pius XII create a new doctrine of th ...

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St. Maximilian Kolbe

St. Maximilian Kolbe

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
In late July, 1941 a prisoner escaped from the Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz. He knew that ten prisoners would be starved to death as retribution for his escape – such was one means of the Nazis to prevent escape. After the ten men had been chosen ...

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The Little Sisters of the Poor

The Little Sisters of the Poor

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
DO YOU KNOW OF THE LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR? They care for the dying who have nowhere else to turn. The Sisters survive on donations as their residents do not pay. An excerpt from the Becket Fund follows to update you on recent attacks against our r ...

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Humanae Vitae

Humanae Vitae

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
TO ALL OF OUR MARRIED COUPLES: If you were given a marriage strengthening tool that boasted an international divorce rate of less than 5%, would you be interested? I would think that every married couple would want to know what it is! What if I were t ...

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What is Truth?

What is Truth?

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Quid est veritas? What is truth? Such are the words of Pontius Pilate to Jesus Christ. Pilate was standing before Truth Itself and He could not recognize Him. What is truth? By definition, truth is that which is in accord with reality. If I say ...

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Summer Acts for Teens

Summer Acts for Teens

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
We hope everyone had a holy and joyful July 4th! Two weeks ago saw our teens – about 25 from Holy Trinity and many adults – participate in the Diocesan Work Camp south of Woodstock, Va. In total, over 1200 teens and adults helped many disadvantage ...

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Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage

Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone – particularly Mrs. Leary, Mrs. Carmichael and all our teachers and helpers - who helped make our Vacation Bible School such a tremendous experience! It was a joy to have the children running around for the week! As the week en ...

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Religious Liberty

Religious Liberty

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
A religion that does not interfere in the secular order will soon discover that the secular order will not refrain from interfering with it. Such are the words of the Venerable Fulton J. Sheen who was the Catholic American orator of the 20th century. ...

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Father’s Day

Father’s Day

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone who came out to our parish picnic last Sunday! It was a beautiful day to celebrate with Fr. Brian and Fr. Tom. Both will begin their assignments on June 25, 2015 – Fr. Brian at Holy Trinity; Fr. Tom at George Mason University. Tha ...

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