The Greatest Miracle opens in theaters December 9 At Mass, we pray in the midst of thousands of angels. St. John Chrysostom states that “When Mass is being celebrated, the sanctuary is filled with countless angels who adore the Divine Victim immolated on the altar. Beside the guardian angels of the faithful who are present, … [Read more…]
The Catholic roots of the word Thanksgiving and it’s history in America.
I want to be fed. I want satisfaction. We all want the satisfaction of feeling full — fully happy, fully successful, and fully fed. But these are human desires, human needs, and human wants. There is only one thing that will truly satisfy us, truly fill us, and truly feed us, and that is to be … [Read more…]
As I grow in faith, as we each grow in faith, I realize how closely Jesus’ life and our lives with Him follow the natural growth cycle. Jesus’ life cycle follows an ageless growing cycle: the preparation for His birth, the planting of the Nativity, the nurturing cultivation of His life and teachings, and the … [Read more…]
This past Sunday, my son celebrated his fifth communion. I know because he told me. He’s been counting and says he plans to keep counting until he is an old man hobbling down the aisle. I hope he does. Personally, I love to envision him bent over a walker, shuffling down the aisle, murmuring, “three … [Read more…]
You never know what to expect when a visiting priest arrives at your parish with a handful of spiritual talks prepared, folded in his back pocket, and ready to present in a four-night long parish mission. So I am quite happy to report the recent mission at my home parish, Saint Francis of Assisi, was … [Read more…]