October 18, Take 2

WordPress has drastically changed the back-end editor during my hiatus. Classic case of “This works fine, we better fix it.” It’s rather irritating, because I don’t have the time nor the inclination to learn this seemingly more complicated interface in great depth. Anyway…I’m going to try this again. If this doesn’t work, I might have to go back into hiatus for a few days until I can figure out a better solution.

UPDATE: Not gonna work. Seems that WordPress no longer supports audio files of this type. And yet all of my previous uploads seem to work, and they’re all the exact same file format. Looks like I have a project for the afternoon.

July 31, 2020: Memorial of St. Ignatius of Loyola

Saint Ignatius of Loyola is one of my favorite saints, and has had a tremendous impact on my spiritual life.  Ignatius, as you probably know, founded the Society of Jesus, or as they are commonly known, the Jesuits.  I would not be a priest today – I would not be the person I am today – without the influence of some truly good and holy Jesuits throughout my life.  So I spent just a few minutes reflecting on him today.

Totally forgot to work today’s scripture readings into this reflection.  Pretty sure I failed to do that at Mass, too.  Oh well.

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July 26, 2020: 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time

I’m back, by popular demand.  There have been calls for me to resume these posts on a daily basis…that might not be very practical, but I’ll see what I can do.  Certainly, I’ll do better than I have been doing.

Today’s readings are found here.

I make a number of references to what St. Thomas Aquinas has to say about wisdom.  (No surprise, really.)  It all comes from the Summa Theologica,  II-IIae, q. 45, a.1, 3, and 6.  If you’re really that interested, you can read it here.

Mother’s Day

I know, I know, I’ve been negligent in posting this week – again – and I don’t have a very good excuse – again.  But tomorrow’s a new week; maybe I’ll do better.

I’m not going to post tomorrow; but you can watch Mass on the parish YouTube channel.

Mass is live at 10; replay will be available afterwards.

May 1: Ite ad Joseph

We survived April.

I think.

Anyway, welcome to May, and while May is dedicated in a special way to our Blessed Mother, it starts with a feast in honor of her holy spouse, Saint Joseph.  And since Saint Joseph is the patron of one of my parishes, we’re treating it with the solemnity that is its due.

So you can watch our Mass, and catch my homily, live at 8:15 AM on our YouTube channel.  It will be available for replay shortly after the Mass ends.