20 Years Ago…

Today marks the 20th Anniversary of my Deacon Ordination in St. Peter’s Basilica. Providentially, I have the grace to be back in the Eternal City to mark this occasion. Yesterday was the first day in Rome.  After arriving at the North American College, I spent some time in the Blessed Read more…

Finding ‘Self’ in the Divine

The Church pertains to all people, because Christ pertains to all people. (See De Lubac, Catholicism, pp. 48-55)   This statement is about something fundamental to the human person, all people, of all times.  This ‘truth’ is expressed in simple statements found in Mark”s Gospel: Many gathered together so that there was no longer Read more…

Desire For Souls

On the Feast of All Souls, we are reminded to pray for the faithful who have gone to their rest with a belief in the resurrection and the hope of eternal life.  Just as yesterday’s feast of All Saints instructs us of the hope we have in the powerful intercession Read more…

St. Catherine of Siena

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Catherine of Siena.  Those who know me know that she is a favorite of mine, for many reasons.  She was a woman of great faith, whose love for the Lord was intense, mystical, persevering, and shown in practical and fruitful ways in her Read more…