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Be Not Afraid

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 8/23/16

Pope Saint John Paul II spoke these words: “Praised be Jesus Christ! Dear brothers and sisters, we are still all very saddened by the death of the very dear Pope John Paul I. And now the most eminent cardinals have called a new bishop of Rome. They called him ... Read More »

The Transcendent Beauty of Liturgical Music

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 8/13/16

The liturgy is for us a sharing in the transcendent beauty of God himself. Through it he enlightens our minds with his eternal word and then he feeds our souls with his Body and blood. Throughout the centuries Christians have attempted to express this supernatural reality through various mediums ... Read More »

Hebrews Explained

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 8/12/16

Many of us know of or have read scripture commentaries. The Navarre Bible is a tremendous resource for those who are interested in finding and reading a good commentary on the scriptures. I was looking at this reflection today, which is the second reading for the 20th Sunday in ordinary time, ... Read More »

Teaching the Truth

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 8/05/16

Pope Saint John Paul II left the world a treasury of wisdom through his many Encyclicals. All of us could benefit from reading them even though they are difficult to comprehend. JP II, as he was affectionately known by so many around the world, was a great scholar who ... Read More »

The Empty House

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 8/02/16

The Gospel for the 18th Sunday in ordinary time is the parable of the rich man who built a bigger barn because his "land produced a bountiful harvest." Jesus uses parables to engage our God given intelligence; He wants us to think! The rich man in the parable is short sighted because ... Read More »

History and the Catholic Church

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 7/14/16

I was reading a news story the other day about a man who smashed a stain glass window because of what it depicted. The image was of two black slaves carrying baskets filled with cotton. The man took a broom handle and smashed the window and erased what he ... Read More »

An American treasure

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 7/05/16

This is a little bit late but it never gets old for me.

Come to Me

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 6/30/16

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:28).

Our Lord calls everyone to come to him. We all find things difficult in one way or another. The history of humanity bears out the truth of these words of Jesus. ... Read More »

Speaking truth to power

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 5/31/16

It takes courage to speak the truth to those who do not want to hear it. Cardinal Robert Sarah did just that when he gave the key note address at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C. This election year is about so much more than the partisan differences that ... Read More »

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 5/24/16

Corpus Christi is a celebration of a miracle! The changing of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Jesus for the salvation of the world.

The solemnity of Corpus Christi is one time when our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament is exposed not just to faithful ... Read More »