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THE FRUITS OF AD ORIENTEM WORSHIP

THE FRUITS OF AD ORIENTEM WORSHIP

This is a letter I just sent to a priest friend. I wrote it because I don’t believe we priests should be frightened anymore. I agree with a recent post that said, while we take our time, souls are being lost. We all know, in our bones, that God wants this … let’s simply obey […]

More Kwik Trip Evangelization

More Kwik Trip Evangelization

A few days ago, I wrote about encouraging the pest control guy, and then later the checkout guy at Kwik Trip, to check out Mass on Sunday morning (read here).  Well, a little over a week later, I’m walking into a different Kwik Trip, and a man rushes up to me to ask if I […]

Go Weapons H.O.T.

Go Weapons H.O.T.

“Go Weapons Hot” is a military command that means to make whatever preparations are necessary so that when you pull the trigger, something happens. In spiritual terms, are we using live ammunition or are we firing blanks? In other words, are we making the preparations necessary to ensure that our efforts to combat evil and […]

THE NEW EVANGELIZATION: FIRST THINGS FIRST

THE NEW EVANGELIZATION: FIRST THINGS FIRST

AKA – A Catholic Priest’s New Awakening! A few days ago, I encouraged the pest control guy (while he was setting traps in my house) to come and check out the Mass on Sunday morning. Just yesterday, I said the same thing to the checkout guy at Kwik Trip. Both of these guys had admitted […]

To Jesus, Through Mary, In the Spirit of St. Joseph: The Wheat, the Rose, and the Lily

To Jesus, Through Mary, In the Spirit of St. Joseph: The Wheat, the Rose, and the Lily

From Homiletic & Pastoral Review: St. Louis de Montfort and St. Maximillian Kolbe, … have consistently taught that the most appropriate response on our part to Mary’s role as spiritual mother is filial entrustment, or “total consecration” to her. This perfect devotion of total con­secration to Jesus through Mary is truly the most sanctifying of all […]

Evangelization: Begin with the Beautiful

Evangelization: Begin with the Beautiful

From Father Richard Heilman: When we walk into a church it should evoke a sense of the sacred – the Transcendent Presence of God. We know we are in a space fitting the majesty of God when it’s beauty literally takes our breath away – when we unconsciously lower our voice to whisper because we […]

Is Anger Always a Sin?

Is Anger Always a Sin?

From the Archdiocese of Washington: Some one wrote in the following question: How would you respond to a someone who (in Zen like fashion) states that anger is always counterproductive? Is anger always a sin? The simple answer is “No, anger is not always a sin.” In fact, in some situations anger is the appropriate […]

Prayer to St. Michael

Prayer to St. Michael

From Catholic Exchange: First, let us reflect on St. Michael himself and his role in salvation history. St. Michael the Archangel, whose name means, “one who is like God,” led the army of angels who cast Satan and the rebellious angels into Hell; at the end of time, he will wield the sword of justice […]

Catholic Dog Tags

Catholic Dog Tags

From Tom Perna: A few months back, I was getting a haircut and the individual cutting my hair noticed that I was wearing some sort of cloth “necklace”, but I told this person; it’s not a necklace, it’s the Brown Scapular. Having no idea what I meant by that word, I said, it’s like CatholicDog Tags. As […]

‘My Confessor’ app lets Catholics on the go know when ‘The Father is In’

‘My Confessor’ app lets Catholics on the go know when ‘The Father is In’

From the New York Daily News: God may be omnipresent — but His priests aren’t. So a holy man in Madison, Wisc., has turned to app development, along with divine guidance, to find a better way to tend to the needs of his 800-family flock. Father Richard Heilman is launching a My Confessor App that […]