Cardinal Borromeo

Cardinal Borromeo

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
In light of the climate in the Church these days, it may be good for us to take a tour through history to highlight just a very few heroic priests, bishops, cardinals and others.  I take the following events from Magnificat’s August edition. Many o ...

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Abuse

Abuse

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Two weeks ago the priests planned to preach on the Holy Eucharist, particularly on proper reverence for Jesus in the Holy Eucharist.  Instead, we had to preach on the recently released priest scandals that occurred in Pennsylvania over the past 70 years ...

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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 ch ...

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John Vianney

John Vianney

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
How much influence could a poor, uneducated parish priest in a village of 230 people have in the world?  The priest’s name was John Vianney.  He was to have a huge impact in France in the mid-1800s. The Cure d’ Ars understood the battle for soul ...

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Humanae Vitae

Humanae Vitae

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
In a few weeks we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the landmark modern papal documents: Humanae Vitae – or Of Human Life.  It is worthwhile that we discuss the time period, the actual document’s teaching on marriage and the results – ...

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Peter and Paul

Peter and Paul

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to everyone who participated and coordinated our Vacation Bible School.  In particular, thank you to Mrs. Jennifer Carmichael and Mrs. Catherine Cobos.  We hope the week was enjoyable as well as instructive in the Faith for the children! I ...

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Fatherhood 2018

Fatherhood 2018

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
On behalf of the spiritual fathers of the parish, we would like to wish all the men in the parish a Happy Fathers’ Day! What is a father?  How important are fathers? A father is not just the man who cooperated with our mothers and God in bringin ...

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Revolution and Education

Revolution and Education

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
How does a revolution occur?  What is a revolution?!  Deus Vult was the rallying cry of Catholic crusaders in the 1200s.  It means God Wills It!  Re-volt then is a turning away from someone, some power, etc. Most of us have studied in our basic hi ...

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Zimbabwe Pastor Martyred

Zimbabwe Pastor Martyred

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Last week I read a note written by a Zimbabwe pastor who was martyred for the Faith.  A number of people asked for a copy.  Perhaps, it would be helpful to many of us!  It is a tremendous testament of faith.  Can I say the same?! I am part of the ...

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PCPS Family Life Education

PCPS Family Life Education

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
A belated congratulations to our confirmandi who received God, the Holy Spirit last Saturday, May 12th.  I believe both groups will remember their confirmation for years to come.  I would hope because of the spiritual focus of each.  I would think sec ...

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