This is a trailer for an upcoming project to help explain the Mass to teens. It looks great. Though my teen years are certainly way back in the rear view, I would like to see this anyway.
Just as a well-constructed home needs a variety of materials, if you are only giving up chocolate for Lent, then chances are that you’re not getting the most out of the Lenten experience…Prayer, fasting and almsgiving make for a very solid foundation for the season of Lent…Lent builds a foundation so that you can serve others.
– The Most Reverend Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop of Oklahoma City
It’s just become a part of our cultural bias to presume that this is a time that we are supposed to be unhappy, hungry or anxious to move on, but that’s not our heritage, and it does not reflect who we truly are…Lent..is a time of grace.
– The Most Reverend Edward Weisenburger, Bishop of Salina, KS (and my former pastor)
“Do you want to know where the future is? It’s in your heart, in your mind and in your hands.”
Watching this Pope interact with people truly shows his gifts. I would love to see more of this from Pope Francis and Church leaders in general.
Rest in peace, Robin, and may all those who suffer from depression, addiction, and disease find God’s peace in this life and the next.
This week’s matinee is a look at the latest project from Fr. Robert Barron. This short film was produced by Fr. Barron’s Word of Fire Ministries in partnership with Spirit Juice Studios. It focuses on seminarians from Mundelein Seminary that play in an annual inter-seminary basketball tournament and how basketball plays a role in the whole-person formation of potential priests.
On a Sunday when the Church reminds us of St. Paul’s encouraging words that nothing can separate us from God’s love, the situation for Christians in Iraq is putting those words to the test. May we all heed Pope Francis’s call to pray for our persecuted Christian brothers and sisters in the Middle East and for peace around the world.
Tomorrow, July 28, marks the 33rd anniversary of the martyrdom of Servant of God, Father Stanley Rother. If you are unfamiliar with the life and tragic murder of this Oklahoma priest, this short film by Diego Colombi is a great primer. Fr. Rother’s cause for canonization is in progress.
For more information on Fr. Rother, you can visit the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City’s site regarding his cause for canonization or visit the Fr. Stanley Rother Guild’s web site.
Please pray for the Cause of Canonization of Servant of God Father Stanley Rother.
O God, fount of all holiness,
make us each walk worthily in our vocation,
through the intercession of your Saints,
on whom you bestowed a great variety of graces on earth.
Having graced Your Church
with the life and ministry of
your missionary priest
grant that by his intercession
this humble flock may reach
where the brave Shepherd has gone.
Grant that Your Church may proclaim
him as Martyr and Saint
serving in Your presence
and interceding for us.
Through Christ our Lord.