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:
2, 2005: St. John Paul April
4, 2005: Monsignor Thomas P. Scan ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
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
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 ...
Thank you to all of our couples who came out for Renewal of
Marriage Vows Mass on St. Valentine’s Day!
It was a terrific turnout. Holy
Trinity is blessed with so many families.
At the Mass our couples ranged from less than two years ...
What is a consecrated vocation? Is it for the societal inept? Why aren’t there more priests and
sisters? How are vocations to the
consecrated life fostered?
The essence of a consecrated vocation is similar to that of
a married voc ...