Sede Vacante

As of 2 p.m. EST on February 28, the seat of St. Peter has been vacated. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI left the Vatican via helicopter to Castel Gandolfo where, it is said, he will spend a couple months before “retiring” in a former monastery within the Vatican walls. Shortly after his arrival in Castel...

Free to Do His Will

I have been spending a lot of time while trying to fall asleep at night wondering about hypocrisies—not just other people’s, but especially from myself. I recently rediscovered the transcript of a sermon given back in 1993 from the late Bishop Carl Moeddel, while he was then pastor at my parish of St....

Two Stories: Common Ground on This Saturday

I would like to share two stories from two completely different perspectives, yet are able to find common ground on this particular Saturday, one day after the anniversary of Pearl Harbor and one day before the second Sunday of Advent. Yesterday, as I was “surfing” through the channels on TV, I noticed...

Moving Forward….

What now? What are we to do now that the elections are over? I am not interested in who won or lost, if you are happy about the elections or outraged by the outcome, celebrating in the streets or prepping the basements for doomsday. What I am interested in is the growing split of the dynamics of the citizens...

It’s a Miracle!

Ninety-five years ago today, three young girls in Fatima, Portugal, along with tens of thousands of others witnessed a great miracle we know as the Miracle of the Sun. For those who are not familiar with this miracle, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to these three young girls three separate times, saying...

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