Be Imitators of God

Homily, 10-24-22; Monday of the 30th Week in Ordinary Time: “Be imitators of God, as beloved children.” In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, amen. Do we strive to be beloved children of God—to be His imitators? St. Paul tells us that immorality and impurity should not… Continue reading Be Imitators of God

What is a Soul?

Bulletin Q&A Bulletin Article published 10-23-22: What is a soul? I have not been receiving many questions in the “Ask the Deacon” box, so I am open to questions wherever they arise. This question came from my 3-year old granddaughter. She asked it as my daughter was reading her one of the books they had… Continue reading What is a Soul?

Sign of the Cross

Bulletin Q&A Article published 10-16-22: Must we make the Sign of the Cross with the right hand, or is it okay to use the left hand? The Ceremonies of the Modern Roman Rite gives this instruction for priests making the sign of the cross: “He begins with hands joined, then makes the sign with the… Continue reading Sign of the Cross

Faith is a Divine Revelation

Homily, 10-3-22; Monday of 27th Week in Ordinary Time: St. Paul reminds us of the origins of our faith. It is a divine revelation, not a man-made construction. He writes to the Galatians: “Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the Gospel preached by me is not of human origin. For I… Continue reading Faith is a Divine Revelation

Feeling Like a Hypocrite

Bulletin Q&A Article published 9-25-22: I sometimes feel like a hypocrite. I pray that I will recognize Jesus in my fellow man but have no trouble passing by the hitchhiker or the panhandler. I feel danger in picking up a hitchhiker and figure the panhandler will go off and buy a bottle of booze. How… Continue reading Feeling Like a Hypocrite

Knights Templar Question

Bulletin Q&A published 9-18-22: Who are the Knights Templar? After Mass last week, a couple stopped me with a question. They had a small medal with a Latin inscription: “Non nobis, Domine, non nobis, sed Nomini tuo da gloriam.” They had translated the words into English as: “Not for us, My Lord, not for us,… Continue reading Knights Templar Question