Browsing Fr. James Marshall Weekly Blog

San Clemente

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 11/17/17

“Let not strong neglect the care of the weak, and let the weak respect the strong. Let the rich distribute to the needs of the poor, and let the poor bless God who gives them people to supply the want. . . . The great can’t subsist without the ... Read More »

Why I Am Catholic

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 10/20/17

"I am Catholic because I find the repetition of Scripture to be necessary for the nourishment of my mind and soul. I know that in the Mass I will find what my mind and soul need; above all I will receive Jesus, as promised in John’s Gospel. In receiving ... Read More »

Good Read

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 9/26/17


For Every New

(and not so new)


By Dr. Kenneth Howell is a well written and easy to read as well. The section below is a very small sample. If you are interested in reading more I suggest you go to the Coming ... Read More »

Saint Mother Teresa

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 9/05/17

Dear friends in Christ,

Today is the feast day of Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta. What a woman! I remember the first time I heard her speak was when she gave an address at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC on Feb. 3, 1994. I was struck by ... Read More »

The Transfiguration

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 8/05/17

Saint Thomas Aquinas says that the Transfiguration is a "Revelation of the Trinity."

"Just as in the Baptism, where the mystery of the first regeneration was proclaimed, the operation of the whole Trinity was made manifest... so also in the transfiguration, which is the mystery of the second regeneration, ... Read More »

Something To Ponder

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 8/03/17

August 3, 2017 The Church of Intersectionality Offers Nothing for Sinful Man

Anthony Esolen    

During the last year of my employment at Nameless College, whose sharp turn away from its Catholic identity and its commitment to the humanities came as a shock to my foolish optimism, I ... Read More »

Saint Ignatius

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 7/31/17

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, [1914], at

Today is the Feast Day of Saint Ignatius of Loyola the great mystic and founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). Ignatius was born in 1491 in northern Spain, where he spent his youth gambling, fighting, and vying ... Read More »

The Apostolic Church

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 6/29/17

Have you ever wondered about the twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ how the died and where their remains can be found. The diagram below reveals that these chosen disciples of Christ can be found in the Catholic churches which house their relics. I hope that you enjoy this diagram.

Novena to the Sacred Heart

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 6/26/17

Padre Pio would pray a special novena every morning to the Sacred Heart of Jesus on behalf of all of those who asked him to pray for them. I would encourage you to follow the example of such a great saint and do the same.

Padre Pio pray for us!

Efficacious Novena to the Sacred Heart of JesusI. O my Jesus, you have said: "Truly I say to you, ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you." Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of...... (here name your request) Our Father....Hail Mary....Glory Be to the ... Read More »

The Wisdom of the Ancients

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 6/20/17

As most of you know I like to read a Catholic blog in the morning to start my day. Fr. James V. Schall S.J.  is one of my favorite writers because he has such a wealth of knowledge of history and philosophy. Today's blog is a reflection on the ... Read More »