O Oriens!

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!”

O Adonai

From the Breviary: O Adonai, et dux domus Israel, qui Moyse in igne flammae rubi apparuisti, et ei in Sina legem dedisti: veni ad redimendum nos in brachio extento. O Sacred Lord of ancient Israel, who showed yourself to Moses in the burning bush, who gave him the holy law on Sinai mountain: Come, stretch out your mighty handContinue reading “O Adonai”

Marriage isn’t for you, it’s for God!

Everyone seems to have been posting the article on how “Marriage isn’t for you.” This is a response, that brings up an important part that the article missed. It may take two to tango, but it takes three to get married. We as Catholics, believe that marriage is a sacramental covenant between man and woman.Continue reading “Marriage isn’t for you, it’s for God!”

All Souls Day – In Memoriam

Today on All Souls Day and throughout the month of November, we not only remember the dead, but we apply our efforts, through prayer, almsgiving, and the Mass, to their release from Purgatory.  As Christians, we don’t travel through this world alone. Our salvation is wrapped up with the salvation of others, and charity requiresContinue reading “All Souls Day – In Memoriam”

Happy Priesthood Sunday!

Happy Priesthood Sunday yesterday to all of the priests in my life! I thought that I had published this post, but I didn’t so here it is a day late. 🙂 Happy Priesthood Sunday to all of the priests in my life, especially those who have impacted my vocation in such a large way. ThereContinue reading “Happy Priesthood Sunday!”

O Queen of the Holy Rosary!

“Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world.”~Blessed Pope Pius IX Today we celebrate the Memorial of Our Lady Queen of the Holy Rosary! Many Christians, even non-Catholic’s have some vague idea of what a Rosary is. The short, quick, and concise definition of one, incase you were wondering is:Continue reading “O Queen of the Holy Rosary!”

Now is the time of Courageous Priesthood!

There is a large argument that has been going on for years as to whether or not a priest should wear his collar when out in public, that is a topic that can be discussed at another time, but I want to take that topic and change it to fit another group of men. AsContinue reading “Now is the time of Courageous Priesthood!”

Holy Thursday

From Vocation Boom: “Maybe not the holiest or most important day we commemorate during the liturgical year. But for priests and seminarians – really, for all of us – today is a day of unspeakable joy and glory. For the countless times your life has been touched by a priest, or for the innumerable timesContinue reading “Holy Thursday”

Prayer for National Vocations Awareness Week

Heavenly Father, Your divine Son taught us to pray to the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into His vineyard. We earnestly beg You to bless our Diocese with many holy priests, seminarians, religious, consecrated, deacons, marriages, men and women serving in ministry and all vocations, that they will love You fervently, gladly andContinue reading “Prayer for National Vocations Awareness Week”

A Week without priests? Perfect!

It always seems interesting to me, how in our Diocese of Owensboro, the Priests convocation always ends up falling during National Vocations Awareness week. During that time, almost all of our churches in the Diocese go without Mass for 4 days. They have no priests to celebrate Mass, as they are always on their annualContinue reading “A Week without priests? Perfect!”