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Understanding how the elderly suffer with Christ
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...
Celebrate the holiday season by remembering to "be like this child"
At Christmas time we like to look at the newborn baby Jesus with the eyes of the heart and try to imagine the unimaginable: the God who holds in his “hand” the more...
Thanksgiving: returning stolen goods
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Most of us would never think of stealing someone else’s property. We would never want to sink that low. Yet all of us, at one time or another if not habitually, steal...
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