All Souls’ Hope: Weekly Message for
11-1-16

Dear Friends in Christ, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day come back to back, which is fitting, since together they form a kind of bull’s eye in the spiritual... Read More

Spiritual Smoothie:
What’s the Cure for Discouragement?

When all of the problems in your life bring you down, what’s the cure for discouragement?  Read More →

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST:
The Concluding Rites (4)

The Concluding Rites The kissing of the altar by the Priest and the Deacon As the recessional hymn begins the bishop or priest celebrating Mass, along with any deacons assisting,... Read More

“Ask a Priest: How Can I Be Noble and Generous in Spirit?”

Q: Can you help me understand the virtue of magnanimity? Is this a virtue we can actually work on? Kind regards. –C.S. Answered by Fr. Edward McIlmail, LC A: Magnanimity refers to a person’s ability to do great things without being concerned about praise or thanks. The key to this virtue is humility, to do great things... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: Could the Old Testament Be Wrong About Homosexuality?”

Q: I’ve recently been struggling with the idea of homosexuality being a sin, and I was wondering if you could enlighten me on the reasons behind the argument of whether or not homosexuality is indeed sinful. I know that the main biblical verses used in the argument are Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13. First, “Thou shalt... Get the Answer!

Saintly Connections: Weekly Message for
10-25-16

Dear Fellow Digital Pilgrim, pax Christi: I have mentioned this before, but in the wake of our recent pilgrimage to Rome, it is on my heart once again and I can’t help repeating... Read More

Spiritual Smoothie:
Would Married Priests Find It Easier to Live a Healthy Sexuality?

Would married priests find it easier to live out their sexuality?  Read More →

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST:
The Concluding Rites (3)

The Concluding Rites The Dismissal of the people The General Instruction of the Roman Missal (n. 90) says the purpose of the dismissal is “so that each may go back to doing good... Read More

“Ask a Priest: What Should I Do With Lingering Anger?”

Q: Back in March I mildly sprained an index finger. My family doctor was on vacation so I went to of those walk-in medical facilities. Unfortunately I was seen by an incompetent doctor who pulled and pushed on my finger as way of “examining me” and made my condition worse. Now here it is almost three months later... Get the Answer!

Fire of Mercy: A Retreat Guide on All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day’

When was the last time you thought about what happens after we die? Certainly, you already know what happens—we all learned it in Catechism class: first comes death, unavoidable... Read More

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