Easter Monday Thoughts Under the Fedora

Went to Easter Mass yesterday and as usual the church was not only packed for the day but there were plenty of people, particularly young women, dressed to the nines. For my money however the best dressed was a girl in a tee shirt who was passing the collection basket. That's because she was wearing … Continue reading Easter Monday Thoughts Under the Fedora

Easter Reflection The 2nd Eucharist

Of all of the Gospel passages my favorite is the road to Emmaus. It is in many ways the most Catholic passage in all scripture and in a sense carries the most important symbol to us thousands of years later. Consider. We have two disciples on the road to Emmaus. Men who had traveled with … Continue reading Easter Reflection The 2nd Eucharist

Invincible Ignorance from the NYT … Again

Sometimes called Aggressive Stupidity by me by baldilocks It would be overly optimistic to expect even a small portion of the staff of the New York Times to be Catholic or Protestant. However, it's even too much to expect any of them to be religiously literate. This happened in the aftermath of the Notre Dame … Continue reading Invincible Ignorance from the NYT … Again

Easter Triduum Reflections: Holy Saturday: The big day

It may seem strange to describe Holy Saturday as "The big day". In terms of salvation the Crucifixion on Good Friday and the Resurrection of Easter would seem bigger. Yet in terms of the church the biggest mass of the year comes on Holy Saturday in the form of the Easter Vigil. You have the … Continue reading Easter Triduum Reflections: Holy Saturday: The big day

Voices of CMC 2019 William Fay Pope John XXIII Seminary

I spoke to William Fay of the Pope John XXIII Seminary which is specifically for men ages 30-60. A late vocation can be a very interesting one (the priest who married me for example was once a Viking Helmet wearing member of a biker gang who my dad used to throw out of his bar). … Continue reading Voices of CMC 2019 William Fay Pope John XXIII Seminary

Easter Triduum Reflections Good Friday, Picking up your Check

While the Easter Vigil of Holy Saturday is the biggest mass of the year Good Friday is the most solemn day in the Christian Calendar, it is when it comes down to it not just the Reason for the Season of Lent, but it's the reason for everything, but because it is so solemn we … Continue reading Easter Triduum Reflections Good Friday, Picking up your Check

Triduum Reflections Holy Thursday: Prepwork

The next three days compose the shortest season of the Church's calendar where we celebrate the Last Supper and the creation of the Eucharist. At that Last Supper the Apostle John notes that Jesus gave a very long discourse, in fact so long the gospel readings for the entire Easter season will consist of the … Continue reading Triduum Reflections Holy Thursday: Prepwork

Voices of CMC 2019 Fr. Jeffrey Mickler of the Society of St. Paul

I talked to Fr Jeffrey Mickler of the Society of St. Paul at the 2019 Catholic Men's Conference at Assumption College Worcester MA Because it is my intention to use the audio in my radio show I recorded the interview in two parts to use it over two shows. Here is the rest. This is … Continue reading Voices of CMC 2019 Fr. Jeffrey Mickler of the Society of St. Paul

Notre Dame and Unpleasant Realities

There were a lot of things said on twitter Monday concerning Notre Dame, the most profound came from James Lileks No one who ever stood before it or within its walls thought he would outlive it.— James Lileks (@Lileks) April 15, 2019 Those words are not only memorable and true but you would be hard … Continue reading Notre Dame and Unpleasant Realities

Lenten Reflections Seventh Wednesday of Lent, Holding our Ground

Today is the actual end of the Church's Lenten Season one of the longest seasons of the Church year to be followed by the Easter Triduum, the shortest season (three days). Many catholic's like myself traditionally keep up their Lenten sacrifices till Easter thus you will see three more "Lenten Reflections" pieces (titled Triduum reflections) … Continue reading Lenten Reflections Seventh Wednesday of Lent, Holding our Ground

Lenten Reflections Sixth Tuesday of Lent: Ordinary

Yesterday we talked about how Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are ordinary days in terms of what goes on with the Church in Holy Week that Jesus' acts during those days were significant, but there is another aspect of this that's worth mentioning as Lent nears its end. The fact that these last days of lent … Continue reading Lenten Reflections Sixth Tuesday of Lent: Ordinary

Trent Horn of Catholic Answers Voices of CMC 2019 Worcester

I spoke to Catholic apologist Trent Horn at the 2019 Catholic men's conference at Assumption College in Worcester MA One can't stress enough the importance of lay apologists to the church, particularly these days.

Notre Dame Burns

At this point I have no idea how this fire started, we don't know if anyone was hurt but given that it started on the roof odds are people who were inside got out and those waiting to get in were able to reach safety. I hope this is the case. It's true that the … Continue reading Notre Dame Burns

Lenten Reflections Sixth Monday in Lent: Building up

The 1st three days of Holy Week, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are in a way the plain sisters of the week. Daily mass is celebrated the Gospel is read but it's pretty much the calm before the storm of that breaks beginning Thursday. But it's worth noting that while the Church generally doesn't do anything … Continue reading Lenten Reflections Sixth Monday in Lent: Building up

Voices of CMC 2019 Sr. Maria Graves of the Daughters of St. Paul

I spoke to Sr. Maria Graes of the Daughters of St. Paul at the 2019 Catholic Men's Conference at Assumption College in Worcester MA Any time you see a sister in a regular habit it's a good sign, doubly so when you see one in a state like Massachusetts: