Category Archives: Church

Intercession of the Saints

Taking the side of the Pharisees over the Sadducees, Jesus testifies to life after death. “That the dead will rise even Moses made known in the passage about the bush, when he called ‘Lord’ the God of Abraham, the God … Continue reading

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Fruits of the Holy Spirit

The theological use of the word “fruit” may strike some as rather odd.  We often hear it in regards to the fruit of the Virgin Mary’s womb, the fruits of the Mass or the fruits of the Holy Spirit.  The … Continue reading

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A Reflection on the Lord’s Prayer

Having celebrated this morning the memorial Mass for St. Francis of Assisi, I am inspired by the votive Gospel reading (Matthew 11:25-30) to reflect upon the Our Father. This may seem a bit odd as the reading was not about … Continue reading

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Catholicism & Homosexuals

It is no secret that there has been increased tension between the Church and the homosexual community. The Archdiocese of Washington, Baltimore and the Diocese of Wilmington had a campaign a few years ago through the Maryland Legislative Network to … Continue reading

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Stations of the Cross at Holy Family

OPENING PRAYER:  When our Lord enters Jerusalem, he is acclaimed with palm branches and cries of Hosanna.  Nevertheless, many of the same voices that praise him will eventually cry, “Crucify him!”  The drama is glorious and frightful.  While we are … Continue reading

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Never Be Too Busy for Each Other & God

Families are very busy these days.  Husbands and wives work outside the home.  Many feel that two incomes are mandatory if they are to make it.  This lifestyle choice must be balanced with childcare needs and schools.  I have detected … Continue reading

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Two Canvas Pictures Added to Meeting Room

Bobby Ramiro worked his magic in the meeting room today (November 18). He added two photos: (1) Photo of the Knights who participated in the fabrication of the Meeting Room from the old shed and (2) A stylized picture of … Continue reading

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Where Do We Go from Here?

A Proposal for the Future I have a hard time believing some of the things I am hearing. I do not want to believe it all. The deteriorating situation signifies bad news in terms of our credibility in proclaiming the … Continue reading

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A Priest’s Reflection During a Time of Crisis

When I was a boy pondering a vocation some forty years ago, I was intrigued by a pamphlet from the Divine Word Missionaries.  It chronicled a lonely priest with his mule carrying his Mass and medical supplies as he journeyed … Continue reading

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Our Pastor’s Thoughts on the Current Scandal

Reflecting Upon the Abuse Crisis The clergy abuse issue just never seems to let up. November 9, 2018 saw THE WASHINGTON POST headline, “Three Teens Allege Abuse by Catholic Priest in D.C.” A Capuchin parochial vicar from Sacred Heart Church … Continue reading

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