How often in
the history of our nation – indeed the world – has there been civil
strife? How often has there been threat
of contagion and disease? Who found
peace in those times? Where did they
find true peace – in their own hear ...
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. ...
Well, what a
week it has been.
looking forward to our first public Masses since March 16, 2020. It was terrific to have people back in the
church for Mass. It was the high Church
Feast of Pentecost, the Birthday of the Church:   ...
Sunday 2020 saw a ‘re-birth’ of sorts in our parish. This was the weekend that we could once again
have public Masses!
often termed the ‘Birthday of the Church’. Yes, Jesus had founded the Catholic
Church with Peter ...
The following two paragraphs were part of Pope St. John Paul’s homily
on the Eve of Pentecost, June 2, 1979.
Please be mindful that he was speaking to millions of Poles who had
lived under atheistic communist dictatorship since World War II.&nbs ...
There are poignant moments in every person’s life that one does not
forget. This past weekend I believe will
be one of those moments for me.
A priest is ordained and consecrated to God to preach His Truth, offer
His Sacraments and love His pe ...
As you probably are aware, our Bishop has determined to begin public Masses again in our diocese on May 15th (Bishop Burbidge has now asked us, along with all the parishes in Prince William, Loudoun, Fairfax, Arlington and Alexandria to wait two more w ...
Virginians cowered in fear from the coronavirus and followed the Governor’s
‘stay-at-home’ unconstitutional executive order, the Governor took the
opportunity to offend every Christian in our state – and country. In addition to class ...
I hope all
of you are not just managing, but thriving in the midst of this coronavirus.
I mean spiritually growing in personal prayer and family prayer. I heard a couple of weeks ago of one family
that prays t ...
those who would say that the Catholic Church has been dominated by men to the
detriment of women. April 29th
is the feast day of a saint that gives us contrary historical evidence.
Catherine of Siena lived from 1347-1380 in ...