SAY THE BLACK AND DO THE RED: What We Really Want in the Liturgy

From my friend (and one of my favorite authors) Fr. Dwight Longenecker:  a poem from his slim little book, "A Sudden Certainty:  Priest Poems." *     *     *     *     * A STUDENT'S PLEA No, no, Father, please don't toss the mikelike a DJ when you preach.  Please don't be cool.Please don't ride a Harley motorbike          when you come to school.Don't wear red cowboy boots for Pentecost,and tell dumb jokes to be our pal.  Please don't high five;say, "Sweet!" "Awesome!" "You suck!" or … [Read more...]

OBAMA FLAUNTS PRESIDENTIAL AUTHORITY, AND OVERSTEPS LEGAL BOUNDS ON MARRIAGE ISSUE

Once again, President Obama has disregarded the strongly held beliefs and moral convictions of a majority of the American people.  He did this on February 23, while at the same time running roughshod over the Constitution of the United States. This latest show of presidential chutzpah:  Mr. Obama ordered the Department of Justice to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act. Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is reported to have authored a “tweet” in support of the President’s a … [Read more...]

A PRAYER FOR HUMILITY

I ran across this beautiful prayer the other day, and thought it might come in handy.  I think today's the day!PRAYER FOR HUMILITYFather, give me the humilitywhich realizes its ignorance,admits its mistakes,recognizes its needs,welcomes adviceand accepts rebukes.Help me always to praiserather than criticize,to encourage rather than to disparage,to build rather than to destroy, and to think of people at their bestrather than at their worst. We ask this through Christ our … [Read more...]


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