Category: Spiritual Life

The calm in the storm

Homily for the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time. I am sorry that it has been a long time since I have posted! I have been keeping fairly busy, but in getting back to posting hopefully this will give me a good impetus to better… Continue Reading “The calm in the storm”

Presentation of the Lord

Today in the local newspaper I saw an article about how Penn Highlands (local community college) is teaming up with a young man who works as a medium to create some kind of paranormal show. Of course we always stay far away from such… Continue Reading “Presentation of the Lord”

Heroic Minute!

I am going to begin a series of blogposts on different practical ways to grow in the life of prayer. These little practices, or norms, should be part of everybody’s life. If you are looking for ways to grow closer to Christ and respond… Continue Reading “Heroic Minute!”

Ten Reasons to live devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Why should Catholics love the Blessed Mother? Here are some good reasons and ways to live this devotion!

Frequent Confession to battle sin

On April 6, 1957 a young man was convicted of murder and sentenced to death: he had murdered a stock merchant at the Paris stock exchange by bludgeoning him to death and in his attempt to escape had shot and murdered a police man,… Continue Reading “Frequent Confession to battle sin”

Temptation

This Gospel (cf Luke 4:1-13)  is a great mystery: our Lord is like us in all things but sin. Here he is battling it out with the devil. Our Lord is weakened after 40 days in the desert, a time of preparation. The Israelites… Continue Reading “Temptation”

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.