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Let’s Open Up Our Churches!

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How to Make Up For Years of Woeful Catechesis

World Youth Day 2016At my parishes, we are doing whatever it takes to get every young person to Poland for World Youth Day 2016. As scary as the stats are on how the young people are losing their Catholic Faith, the statistics on what happens to people…

The Hardest Thing I Do – Prayer

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The Priesthood and Basketball? I’m a Little Confused

Let me say some things up front -1) Today “The Third Way” was in our Archdiocesan newspaper, which was awesome, and a great honor.  I do not see that as now giving me some authority to critique Catholic short films like this one.  I just happ…

Awesome Video of the Day

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How to Throw a Banquet for the Poor…

...Just do it!

“When you hold a lunch or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or your wealthy neighbors…Rather, when you hold a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind; blessed indeed will you be because of their inability to repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.” 
- Jesus Christ (Luke 14:12-14)




Every Tuesday this takes place at Annunciation from noon to 2 as our food pantry men and women also, in addition to groceries and clothing, provide a warm home-cooked meal to all those who come. It is miraculous. You are always welcome to join the effort. Set up will begin taking place Monday evening, and you are always welcome to bring by a casserole or some other food for our “Annunciation Banquet”



I’m Not Attracted to Caring for the Poor

If we love Jesus, we’ll try to work to learn to love what He loves

Grade School Crushes, Velociraptors, and Jesus

This is a video from a great priest friend of mine, Fr. John Parks.  Fr. Parks is a priest for the Diocese of Phoenix, and was one year behind me at St. Meinrad.  Fr. Parks, Fr. Dustin Boehm and myself were usually the last three up at night …

Are You a "Conservative Priest"?

“Every scribe who has been instructed in the kingdom of heaven brings from his storeroom both the new and the old.” (Matthew 13:52)

The Pope is Coming to the USA Next Year!!!!

Archbishop Chaput announced that Pope Francis will be visiting the USA in 2015.  Next year will see the 2015 World Meeting of the Families in Philadelphia from September 22-27th. Catholic News Service has the whole story.  Click here to read …

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