Pope Francis has said there is “no point” in people going to church if you do not follow the teachings of the Bible in your daily lives. “Christian parrots”, who talk a lot about their religion, but don’t do good deeds.
"Here’s the most important reason: Because I think it’s true. There’s one final stubborn reason I am still Catholic: It seems cowardly to flee this burden and unfair to the victims." Maggie Gallagher USA Today August 24, 2018. my friends, let's discuss.
Corruptio Optimi Pessima. The Corruption of the Best is the Worst of All. In the Catholic Church, this period is known as ‘Ordinary Time’. This is hardly an ordinary time. Most Parishes are dealing with the on-going effects of the scandal in the Church. Let’s continue our discussion.
How Does One Become a Catholic Deacon? Explaining the role of a Catholic Deacon gets a little confusing. There are two types of Deacons. Before becoming a Catholic Priest, I was a Deacon. Let me explain. You have the permanent Deacon and the transitional Deacon. Deacon’s play an integral part in the Catholic Church.
Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve lost Senator John McCain, Aretha Franklin and Neil Simon. We all get the sad news that a family member or friend has passed. We all witness some powerful eulogies at the funeral. Why do we need a Homily? I’ll explain.
I spent the past week vacationing with friends in Chicago (that toddlin' town). I had a wonderful time. While I was away, we lost Senator John McCain. I’ll share my thoughts on his love for America and his concern that our ability to be civil is eroding. Peace and Enjoy!
Our good friend Fr. Joe Grimaldi is taking a well-deserved vacation. I thought you may like to revisit our first ever Podcast. Let’s once again meet Fr. Joe Grimaldi, JCL Part One. We'll run Part Two on Sunday.
During our interview with The Michigan Catholic's Daniel Meloy, he said that The Fr. Joe Podcast could be described as a “shallow entry point,” a laid-back environment that is welcoming and creates a no-pressure atmosphere to receive the Gospel. I'll explain. Enjoy!
On Wednesday, I was honored and happy to preside at the Brother Rice all-school Mass. I was principal at Brother Rice prior to my decision to join the priesthood. Such a joy to pray with these young as they begin their journey as fine young Christian men. Blessings to all of the students as they continue their education.
Our difficult decisions about end of life issues may be made easier if we take the time to express our wishes about end-of-life treatments before illness strikes. We have the ability to plan in advance to ensure that our wishes are recognized.
I recently came across an interesting article on the website ‘Catholic Online.’ It was a list of the Top 10 most popular Catholic Prayers. We all pray. I like a quiet place where I know I can meditate and have a conversation with our Lord. Let us Pray.
Jesus often used parables to teach and to make a point. The stories are drawn from ordinary life. The purpose of parables is not to settle issues, but to challenge us to think more deeply about the direction of an understanding of how God works.
I did my first three years of theological studies at Catholic University in Washington, DC. I was asked if I would like to do my final year at The Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy. In 1996, I did an additional two years of study in Canon Law, also in Rome. Let me show you around my home.
On this Podcast we explore 'Claims' that every Catholic should be able to answer." Example: "I don't need to go to Church. As long as I'm a good person, that's all that really matters." We have a lot to cover. Peace and enjoy!
Do you have a friend who wants to only talk about religion? When every topic is about the Catholic religion? We can enjoy life and have relaxing conversations about all kinds of things, not only specifically religious subjects. Let’s discuss. Peace and enjoy!