Why this man came back to the Church

Here is an interesting article about a man who returned to the Church. He gives 14 reasons for his return. As we enter Lent, being reminded of all we have as Catholics is most appropriate.
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Silence around the Mass

At his Wednesday audiences Pope Francis has been teaching about the Mass. On November 15th he gave a teaching on silence before Mass. Here is part of what he said: Praying, as every true dialogue, is also knowing how to be in silence — in dialogues there are moments of silence —...
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Pope Francis’ Homily for Epiphany

Take a moment to read Pope Francis’ homily for Epiphany. You can find it here.
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Mass Twice in One Day?

With Christmas on Monday, we have the obligation to go on Sunday the 24th for the 4th week in Advent and, again, for Christmas, whether later in the day for one of the vigil Masses for Christmas or on Christmas day. Sorry, no two for one deals such as going to the Vigil Mass on...
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Sharing Divine Life

One of the themes I bring out often in my preaching is God sharing his divine life with us. Here is article that explores the meaning of that theologically.
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Divine Mercy Talk: Here is the talk I gave at the Divine Mercy Celebration

As we are about to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of the Fatima apparitions, I want to bring out the connection between Fatima and Sr. Faustina. I will begin by reading excerpts from the Document from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith called “The Message of...
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Relics of Crucifixion at the National Shrine this Good Friday

National Shrine to host rare exposition of Passion relics on Good Friday
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Beautiful New Churches: One Looks Familiar

I came across an article on beautiful, new churches being built. Here is one of the pictures. I wonder if the architect every visited St. Mary of the Assumption. Because, this church looks a lot like ours! This will be a chapel for a Jesuit Prep School in Florida.   
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New Rectory

Thursday, March 9th, the Board of Consultors for the Archdiocese approved our plans for building a new rectory. This new rectory will preserve the facade and the sides of the Crandell-Rothstein house, the house just to the south of the Church with the two porches. This property...
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Monsignor Hughes, Rest in Peace

We are all saddened to hear about the passing of one of our former Pastors, Monsignor Richard A. Hughes. Here is a brief biography of Monsignor. Please remember to pray for his soul, the soul of his sister, Mary, who passed away just a week earlier, and family: Monsignor Hughes...
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