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Bishop Kelly: Blessed Stanley Francis Rother: Priest and Martyr
St. Bernard on Christmas
Thursday, December 17, 2015
In his sixth homily for the Vigil of Christmas, St. Bernard suggests how we might best prepare for the coming of Christ into our hearts. He contrasts the newness of...
Understanding how the elderly suffer with Christ
Friday, October 16, 2015
A certain hesitation grips me whenever an elderly person asks me, a young priest, for advice, whether spiritual or practical. My usual response is to remind him or her...
Sports can serve as a training ground for faith
St. Paul’s continued relevance for our contemporary culture is evident in a beautiful passage devoted to an understanding of sports as an image for the life of...
Let us help our country; let us be ourselves
America is truly a land of opportunity. Our country is a “melting pot” of ethnic, linguistic and religious realities, a pluralistic society in which there are...
Understanding the dynamic gift of solidarity
By Father John Bayer Special to The Texas Catholic With the Immaculate Conception on Dec. 8 and Christmas on Dec. 25, my thoughts were drawn to think about how...
Father Roch: Epiclesis and Consecration
After the Sanctus, the thanksgiving prayer to the father through the son continues and leads us to the epiclesis, a solemn invocation of the Holy Spirit to consecrate...
The meaning behind the preparation of the gifts
The liturgy of the Eucharist in the strict sense begins when the bread and wine are brought to the altar. What, then, is the meaning of preparing these gifts for the...
Memories of Pope John Paul II
Friday, April 25, 2014
I was recently asked to be interviewed about the Blessed Pope John Paul II and his impact on my vocation and priestly ministry. The supposition was that he may have had...
Understanding the greetings at the beginning of Mass
“Why start the Mass with a ritual greeting?” we sometimes hear. “This sets a stiff, official tone to the entire celebration. Why not start with an informal...
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