Category: Catholic Life

Heart of Saint John Vianney

Yesterday my diocese had the great joy of welcoming the incorrupt heart of Saint John Vianney to the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Altoona.

God’s gift of Life

For Zion’s sake I will not be silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not be quiet… (Is. 62:1) On Friday January 18, I was at the March for Life in Washington, DC, and every year when I look around I am awestruck by the…

2018-what a year!

It’s amazing to see how the year went by so quickly…here’s a little photo summary. First: don’t forget about the indulgences attached to the Te Deum prayed on December 31 and the Veni Creator on January 1. I wrote a blog post about this.

A Day in the Life

At the rehearsal dinner for a Marriage I witnessed, somebody  told me her son wanted to be a priest because he figured priests took a break all week between Sunday Masses. The irony was that I was in the middle of a period where…

Christ the King

WE WANT CHRIST TO REIGN! That must be our anthem. We need Him to reign over us more than ever! In 1925 when Pope Pius XI instituted this feast (in Quas Primas), the world was in upheaval, just as it might seem today. This…

All Saints

The celebration of All Saints is an ancient joint feast commemorating the martyrs, especially the men and women who were executed for the faith by the Roman Emperor.

Jesus the Great High Priest

I preached this homily on the 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B. There is a legend that Saint John Neumann and Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos were traveling through Latrobe. Due to the Anti-Catholicism of the time they could not find a place to…