Browsing the October 2016 archive of Fr. James Marshall Weekly Video Blog


Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 10/31/16

All Saints' and All Souls' Days What’s the background to these November celebrations? Dennis Emmons The Catholic Answer  


This time of year when we celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints November 1st and follow up with All Souls Day on the 2nd can cause some people to ... Read More »

Time to Pray!

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 10/17/16

Last Sunday's Gospel was all about prayer. "Jesus told his disciples a parable about the necessity for them to pray always without becoming weary" (Luke 18:1). Prayer should be the first thing we do not the last resort. All to often we fail to ask for God's help and ... Read More »


Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 10/11/16

As we approach the election one month from now I would like to share this article by Fr. James V. Schall S.J. In it he reminds us that our true citizenship is in heaven and not here. Saint Paul makes this same point in his letter to the Philippians:

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The Law of Unitended Consequences

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 10/06/16

The law of unintended consequences, often cited but rarely defined, is that actions of people—and especially of government—always have effects that are unanticipated or unintended.

In the first chapter of his Letter to the Galatians St. Paul admonishes the Galatians for "deserting" the Gospel of Christ in order to ... Read More »