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New Video Presentation – “Praying the Rosary From the Heart”

Last night I offered a new presentation, Praying the Rosary From the Heart. Here is a short description of the presentation: The Rosary is a sacramental we use in prayer.  We memorize the prayers but do we think about what the words mean?  Do we know why we pray the Rosary?  Do you know the […]

New Upcoming Webinar – Praying the Rosary From the Heart

After 3 1/2 months without doing a webinar/presentation, I am happy to announce that I have scheduled a webinar for Thursday, August 25th, at 6:30 pm. called “Praying the Rosary From the Heart.” Here is a description of what I will be covering: The Rosary is a sacramental we use in prayer. We memorize the […]

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin MaryGenesis 3:9-15, 20Psalm 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4 (1)Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12Luke 1:26-38December 8, 2021 Our readings today begin in the Garden of Eden.  Adam and Eve were there in paradise until the cunning serpent came and tricked them into eating the forbidden fruit. After that, Adam became afraid when he […]

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Homily

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin MaryRevelation 11:19a, 12:1-6a, 10abPsalm 45:10, 11, 12, 16 (10bc)1 Corinthians 15:20-27Luke 1:39-56August 15, 2021 Normally we would be celebrating the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time of Year B today.  Instead, we are celebrating the Assumption of Mary, one of the solemnities on our church calendar. Every saint has a […]

The Visitation of Mary

Today (May 31st), we celebrate the Feast of the Visitation of Mary. One might wonder why this feast falls at this time of year. We are in Ordinary Time. However, yesterday, for our Sunday Mass we celebrated the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity as we do each year the first Sunday after Pentecost. Next […]

2020 is Over!

Today is January 1st. That means we begin a new year. It is now 2021! That means 2020 is over! 2020 is a year we might wish we could forget but probably never will. The Coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we live our lives. Of course, 2020 had other challenges too. In October I […]

The Immaculate Conception of Mary – Homily

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin MaryGenesis 3:9-15, 20Psalm 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4 (1a)Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12Luke 1:26-38December 8, 2020 God is the creator of the world, the “maker of heaven and earth.” What God created is good.  God created in six days, resting on the seventh.  As God created, each day He looked at what […]

Our Catholic Understanding of Mary

While all Christianity honors Mary as the mother of Jesus, not all denominations hold Mary in the same regard as we Catholics do. Many Protestants misunderstand what we believe about Mary. Some of them interpret our devotion to Mary as giving worship to Mary. We do not worship Mary. We worship only God. We venerate […]

Mary, the Holy Mother of God – Homily

Mary, the Holy Mother of GodNumbers 6:22-27Psalm 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8Galatians 4:4-7Luke 2:16-21January 1, 2019 As we gather here today to celebrate a holy day, it is January 1st.  In our country it is New Year’s Day.  However, the fact that we are beginning a new year on the secular calendar is not what our […]

The Presentation of Mary and Our Presentation of Ourselves

Today we celebrate the Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  It is celebrated on November 21st marking the dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary the New in Jerusalem in the year 543.  As with most of the Virgin’s Mary life, we know little about it.  The story of the presentation of […]