Alleluia! He is Risen!

What are celebrating today? I propose that the best response is “Jesus is risen” since it proclaims faith in the present tense. Notice that the historical setting could say “Jesus rose” in contrast to “He is risen.” The Easter experience is not merely remembering...

The Nature of Education

Dr. Theresa Farnan makes the following observations: America’s schools are failing — both the left and the right know this. The expiration date is long past on the left’s stale “solutions” to America’s crisis in education. They’ve had their turn; it’s time for parents...

The Mercy of the Father Part Two

The night of confessions is coming up on Tuesday and so I offer this second installation of your pastor’s plea that you make a confession this Lent. Here is the second installation of Dr.Anthony Lilles’ meditation on Lenten reconciliation: “Do not think that what you...

The Mercy of the Father Part One

Our parish night of confessions will be on Tuesday, April 9th, at 6.30 pm. In preparation for that Lenten event, I am offering a two part series in my pastor’s corner on how desperately God wants us to come to Him and receive mercy. I will be using a guest presenter...

Only nine more months until Christmas!

On Monday we celebrate the solemnity of the Annunciation that Jesus was to be born of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Each year at nine months before Christmas, this initiation of the core of salvation history is commemorated. In the sacred liturgy, we recognize this...

Something to Honor Saint Patrick

March 17th always falls during Lent which gives Saint Patrick the same problem that I typically have on my birthday (March 20th): How can we have a Catholic celebration during Lent! There is a type of spiritual restriction that is properly placed upon even the most...