It’s not often that I get the chance to write “poetry.” It’s even less often than that, that I share what I write with others besides a spiritual director or close friend. This Fall, I had a rather unfortunate encounter which led me to a beautiful period of prayer. As I sat with the LordContinue reading “When Love Burns So Much It Hurts – a Poem”
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The Ancient Hymn of Christ the King: Laudes Regiae
Christ conquers, Christ reigns, Christ Commands! The ancient hymn: Laudes Regiae is sung at the Installation Mass of Popes, Coronations of the Holy Roman Emperor, etc. AND on today’s Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe It’s a beautiful text, check it out! After the text, there are a few links to differentContinue reading “The Ancient Hymn of Christ the King: Laudes Regiae”
If you used to be Catholic, have been re-baptized, are a protestant, etc. Read this!
A disclaimer: This is a hard subject. So first, please don’t just read part of what I have to say and then stop. Read it all. From top to bottom. Thank you! I have friends and yes, even family members who have left the Catholic Church for one reason or another. I pray each day thatContinue reading “If you used to be Catholic, have been re-baptized, are a protestant, etc. Read this!”
If I don’t preach the Gospel, what can I ever hope to do?
We are bound by love, by the commission of our Baptism to proclaim Christ, crucified, resurrected, and alive to each we encounter! Here’s a great reflection on our duty as Christians from Blessed Paul VI, Pope. How have you proclaimed Christ today? Have you? What’s holding you back? Don’t wait! From a homily by BlessedContinue reading “If I don’t preach the Gospel, what can I ever hope to do?”
“That All Might Sing” – My Paper on Pope St. Pius X’ paper on Church Music and the Chant Method of Justine Ward
For the Feast of Pope St. Pius X: Originally written for Dr. Katharine Harmon’s History of the Catholic Church in America Class on 11-21-14. I enjoyed writing this piece on how Pope St. Pius X’ document Tra Le Sollecitudini was interpreted and engaged here in America, specifically by Justine Ward, who founded an amazing way of teachingContinue reading ““That All Might Sing” – My Paper on Pope St. Pius X’ paper on Church Music and the Chant Method of Justine Ward”
2014: Gossip, Anger, Forgiveness, Joy, and Blessings
2014 has been a great year for sure! A year with gossip, anger, forgiveness, joy, and many blessings. Let’s make the next one even better!
May you be covered in the dust of your rabbi!
The Gospel reading for Mass yesterday was from Mark 1:14-20. Here’s an excerpt from the Gospel: “As he passed by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting their nets into the sea; they were fishermen. Jesus said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.”Continue reading “May you be covered in the dust of your rabbi!”
O Oriens, splendor lucis aeternae, et sol justitiae: veni, et illumina sedentes in tenebris, et umbra mortis. O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, sun of justice: Come, shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death. From the Lectionary Cycle: Oriens, splendor lucis aeternae et sol iustitiae: veni et illumina sedentes inContinue reading “O Oriens!”
Installation of Ministries
I am getting ready to head out to the Mass for the Installation of Ministries for 5 of my brother seminarians. Please pray for and with them as they mark this important part of their discernment journey. I invite you to come and attend this Mass if you are able. It will be a timeContinue reading “Installation of Ministries”
Website down for Maintenance
I am currently in the process of transferring my domain name over to a new provider. If you are trying to access the site within the next 48-72 hours it may be down, but it will redirect to the correct site soon after. You can still visit the site by visiting: credocatholic.wordpress.com. Thanks for theContinue reading “Website down for Maintenance”