Today on the Novus Ordo Calendar the Church celebrated the Memorial of Saint John Vianney, the Cure D’ Ars (1962 Calendar is August 8). This is a remarkable Saint, a zealous priest, and the Patron Saint of priests.
A little advice from St Josemaria on this Saturday:
I was asked to preach the feast day Mass for St Aloysius Church in Cresson, PA: After silencing the Sadduccees, (cf. Mt 22:34-39) the Pharisees step up to test our Lord. They ask about the greatest commandment, and he points out that the entirety… Continue Reading “St Aloysius Gonzaga”
Today we reflect on the glorious resurrection of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Christ has risen!
Dear Brothers and Sisters, Our Mother the Church instructs her ministers that after the reading of the Passion narrative, “a brief homily, if appropriate, should take place”(22). There is one thing that strikes me about this profound Gospel passage: Saint Peter followed him at… Continue Reading “Palm Sunday”
Most likely your parish priest(s) is/are about to begin the penance service cycle during Lent. Lots of travel, nights hearing confessions, and also fraternal time spent together. A lot of grace, but also this can be physically tiring. Please be sure to pray for… Continue Reading “Pray for Priests, Get to Confession this Lent, and many times throughout the year”
Homily for the Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time. The Gospel is Mark 1:40-45. We live in an age of programs. I was talking with a young man the other day who was telling me about a new workout program that is extremely intense but… Continue Reading “Jesus heals the Leper”