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SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 12/03/18

As we move from the second coming of Christ to John the Baptist in this 2nd Sunday of Advent we are encouraged by John to “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.” This is a call for repentance and conversion so that we can make a ... Read More »

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 11/27/18

The First Sunday of Advent calls us to reflect on and prepare for the second coming of Christ at the end of time. This sermon by Saint Gregory the Great is remarkably relevant to our times even though it was written 1400 hundred years ago.

BE READY FOR WE ... Read More »

Advent Reflection

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 11/27/18

JOURNEY WITH THE FATHERS

It seems to me that there is a great interest in genealogy or DNA. We want to know where we come from. We want to know our history. It gives us a sense of belonging and continuity. As Catholics, as you may or may not ... Read More »

Sacred Music

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 9/27/18

The song Ave Verum Corpus, a Eucharistic hymn most famously put to music by Mozart, is commonly attributed to Pope Innocent VI. It was sung during the elevation of the Host at Mass in the Middle Ages, and was also sometimes used during Benediction. Read the lyrics below. Think of the ... Read More »

KNOW THYSELF

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 9/11/18

This article by Fr. James V. Schall S.J. gives good advice to all of us. We should always try to be honest with ourselves especially when it comes to bad habits that we cannot seem to overcome. It is only with the help of God's grace that we can ... Read More »

The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 9/02/18

Teaching Virtue: The Dot and the Lin by   Andrew Seeley 0 2226 (Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords our readers the opportunity to join Andrew Seeley as he examines how The Dot and the Line can help teach us virtue as a concept key in  Christian education. ... Read More »

THE ASSUMPTION

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 8/13/18

THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

In the section of the catechism dealing with Mary’s Motherhood with regard to the Church we read that, “Mary’s role in the Church is inseparable from her union with Christ and flows directly from it. ‘This union of the mother with the ... Read More »

THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF HUMANAE VITAE

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 7/19/18

July 25th marks the fiftieth anniversary of Humanae Vitae (On Human Life). Pope Paul VI upheld the perennial teaching of the Catholic Church on the immoral use of contraception. It was wrong two thousand years ago and it is wrong now regardless of what the so called experts may ... Read More »

Are You A Gnostic?

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 7/17/18

Every parent with children in the public schools should listen to this!!!!

The Grand Inquisitor

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 7/03/18

[N]othing has ever been more insufferable for man than freedom!

Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Grand Inquisitor

As we approach Independence Day we should consider what it means to be truly free. When Saint John Paul II visited the United States in 1995, he said this:

Surely it is important for ... Read More »