The Chair of Peter Principle or the Difference between being a Bad Pope and a Bad Man or Priest

There is a principle in management called the "Peter Principle" which states that a person who is successful in a job will eventually be promoted to a level in a company that they are not qualified for and will become a liability rather than an asset. Right now I can't think of a person that … Continue reading The Chair of Peter Principle or the Difference between being a Bad Pope and a Bad Man or Priest

Mother Angelica Strikes in Alabama

Almost a half century ago a young Nun in the North facing a serious operation made a vow that if he allowed her to walk after said operation she would go south and found a monastery there. Mother Angelica kept that vow and from her Monastery eventually came EWTN the worldwide Catholic network based in … Continue reading Mother Angelica Strikes in Alabama

How to Be a Horrible Sinner all your Life and Still make it to Heaven Fast

The great sinners seem easier to catch. But then they are incalculable. After you have played them for seventy years, the Enemy may snatch them from your claws in the seventy-first. They are capable, you see, of real repentance. They are conscious of real guilt. They are, if things take the wrong turn, as ready … Continue reading How to Be a Horrible Sinner all your Life and Still make it to Heaven Fast

With all due Respect to the Current Successor to St. Peter…

...after seeing this story Pope Francis has donated 500,000 dollars to assist migrants in Mexico. The funds, from the Peter’s Pence collections, will be distributed among 27 projects promoted by sixteen Mexican dioceses and religious congregations, which requested assistance in continuing to provide food, lodging, and basic necessities to the migrants.According to a statement from Peter’s Pence, … Continue reading With all due Respect to the Current Successor to St. Peter…

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

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

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.

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: