Bah Bah Bah Bah..."Do I Call You Father Joe, Officer Joe or Both?" His name is Grimaldi, Father Joe Grimaldi, JCL. A distinguished, well-educated and well-traveled Catholic Priest. He was once a cop in Watsonville, California. This is his story.
The rate of suicide in the United States increased 28 percent from 1999 to 2016, according to a report last week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2016 alone, 45,000 Americans took their own lives. You would think that we were in the midst of a suicide epidemic, an alarming prospect that was underscored by the deaths last week of both Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. It's time we talk about suicide.
As good Christians we are asked to ‘Tithe’ a portion of our income and give it to the Church. Ideally, we should consider putting aside ten percent. My co-host Ken asks me how many of us do it willingly? Good question.
I have a Priest friend who tells his parishioners that his Mass comes with free aerobics. The motions ‘Sit, Stand and Kneel’ each have a significant meaning. On today’s Podcast, I’ll explain. We’ll also discuss the ‘Sign of Peace.’ Thank you and enjoy!
Caution: Homily May Cause Drowsiness! The late comedian George Burns once said, "The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible." Let's discuss, I'll keep it short.
Thanks again for all your kind words and email queries. Today we'll talk about a dimension of the marriage that you should discuss prior to your vows. What happens when a member of the couple isn't Catholic or even a Christian. Let’s take it a step further. What happens when your spouse has no faith at all. This isn’t all that uncommon. Let’s discuss. Peace and enjoy!
What do women being ordained Priests, our youth straying away from the Catholic Church, the Healing Mass and who's more devout, men or women have in common? These are all topics I'll cover in part one of my "Letters from Listeners" Podcast.
Next Sunday, the Church celebrates Pentecost. It is one of the most important feast days of the year. Pentecost concludes the Easter season and celebrates the beginning, or Birthday, of the Church. The name of the day itself is derived from the Greek word 'pentecoste', meaning 50th. In the Christian tradition, Pentecost is the celebration of the person of the Holy Spirit coming upon the Apostles, Mary, and the first followers of Jesus, who were gathered together in the Upper Room. Peace...
When was the last time you went to confession? For some, it’s weekly. For others, it’s been years or even decades. As Catholics we are fortunate to have the Sacrament of Reconciliation. It is the ordinary way for us to have our sins forgiven. This sacrament is a powerful help to get rid of our weaknesses, grow in holiness, and lead a balanced and virtuous life! Peace and enjoy!
On today’s Podcast, I’ll discuss the role of the Catholic Church in ‘Faith and Politics.’ In this 2018 topography, we have become so polarized that we have friend vs. friend, families divided and marriages being tested. Even the Church may be polarized in 2018. Let us pray for civility. Peace and enjoy.
When I was a Junior at All Hallows High School in South Bronx, New York, I approached my parents and shared the “Good News.” God does speak to our hearts and He spoke to mine. I was eager to participate in the Church's mission. Here is my story. Peace and enjoy!
We don't hear 'Mortal Sin' as often anymore. I prefer to use 'Serious Sin.' What are the seven Serious Sins? They are pride,greed,lust,gluttony, wrath and sloth. On today's podcast, we'll discuss how we confirm our faith by our actions. Peace and enjoy!
This is Part Two: Friends and Parishioners occasionally ask me about the process of annulment. Some are just curios, while others may want to get an annulment. It has to be clear that the marriage cannot be rebuilt. Canon law presumes that all marriages are valid until proven otherwise. I hope this offers some clarity. Peace!
Friends and Parishioners occasionally ask me about the process of annulment. Some are just curios, while others may want to obtain an annulment. It has to be clear that the marriage cannot be rebuilt. Canon law presumes that all marriages are valid until proven otherwise. I hope this offers some clarity. Peace!
If you ask someone about Heaven or Hell you can be assured of generating a response. Heaven and Hell have been a focal point of speculation by Christians for centuries. We know one thing for sure, we’ll all find out when we are called home by God Almighty.