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The Sign of the Cross

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 5/17/16

The first prayer that I learned from my mother was to make the sign of the cross. What I didn't know is that I was learning something that could be traced back to the early apostolic Church:

St. John Chrysostom (ca. 347-407), the eloquent fourth-century preacher and patriarch of ... Read More »

The Importance of Beauty

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 5/02/16

One of the advantages of having a blog like this one is that I can share things with you all, that previously would not have been possible. This is one of those times when I am grateful for the opportunity this blog gives me to share with you a ... Read More »

Come Holy Spirit Come

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 4/29/16

Traditionally the Catholic Church prays a novena to Holy Spirit starting on the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord. This is the very first novena ever prayed by the Church. A novena is a prayer that is said over a period of nine days in imitation of what the Apostles ... Read More »

How to love as God loves

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 4/19/16

For the Fifth Sunday of Easter the Gospel commands us to love as Christ loves.

"As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.This is how all will know that you are my disciples,if you have love for one another" (Jn 13:34-35).

How does one fulfill ... Read More »

Good Advice

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 4/12/16

One thing leads to another

Dr. Peter Kreeft's conversion to Catholicism from Protestantism

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 4/11/16


Listening to Dr. Peter Kreeft's conversion story reminded of why I love the Catholic Church. I'm not just saying this because I am a priest but it was because I fell in love with the Church that I was inspired to become a priest. Jesus says, "You did ... Read More »

Politics and the Creation of a Tyrant

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 3/31/16

Christopher Morrissey gives us a glimpse into our future from a great teacher of the past. Plato was a true student of human nature and we would do well to heed his words. In light of recent events from Ferguson, New York and so many other places around the ... Read More »

Mother Angelica RIP

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 3/29/16

It was with great sadness that I heard the news of Mother Angelicas passing on Easter Sunday. She demonstrated through her courageous witness that it was all right to love the Catholic Church at a time when it was not cool to be Catholic. She was counter cultural in ... Read More »

"Jesus Christ and him crucified"

Posted by Fr. James Marshall on 3/22/16

St. Paul preached to the Corinthians that he had come to believe that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is summed up in his cross. "For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified." 1 Cor. 2:2

The wisdom of the cross ... Read More »