Father Valencia’s “Frozen” Confession Cover: “Let It Go”

Found via Facebook! Take a few minutes and watch this precious priest encourage us to find God’s forgiveness in the Confessional! This was created in June but I just found it. And just in time for Advent penance services! Click on the video below to watch via Facebook. Post by Ariel A. Valencia. Video Link [Read More...]

Help Fr. Kevin McGoldrick: Catholic Priest/Musician Seeks to Record His Debut Album

Let’s get out and support Fr. Kevin McGoldrick, a Catholic priest who’s looking for funds to record his debut album, “Square Peg, Round Hole”: Lend your prayerful support here [Read more...]

Why Do Passionate Preachers Make Some Catholics Squirm?

I recently had a terrific Mass experience that has me mentally trying to answer something, so I thought I’d share my befuddlement here in the hopes that you might have some answers. Case in point: me, sitting in Mass, listening to an amazing homily by a passionate preacher. He’s on fire, and actually has been [Read More...]

Geekpriest Indeed

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I have to say that I can’t think of a more perfect title and cover than the one unveiled today by my friend Fr. Roderick Vonhögen of SQPN. Geekpriest: Confessions of a New Media Pioneer launches in September, but I already had a sneak peek at the manuscript and I can tell you it’s a [Read More...]

Why Catholics Skip Mass

I recently read an interesting article on the blog of Father Christopher M. Zelonis — another “Fr. Z” — who calls himself a “Catholic Priest, Amateur Musician, Insatiable Verbivore and Dedicated Runner” The post in question was called “Unpacking the Precepts”: The Lord’s Day Observance and it delved into the reasons that the average Catholic [Read More...]

Pope Francis on the Priesthood and the Eucharist

From EWTN comes this short video footage, where — as Cardinal Bergoglio — he comments on the role of the priesthood and the beauty of the Holy Eucharist: I love his comments on the laity, the faithful, in the participation of the Eucharist and his excited plea to young men to consider the beauty of [Read More...]

Um, Wow: Cardinal Mahony Responds

Read it for yourself at his blog. Comment/vent here if you wish. As for me, my stomach still isn’t settled and my head is still spinning. Time to get on my knees and start praying… [Read more...]

Tales of Tragedy Told: Archdiocese of LA Releases Files

The news hit in a big way last night.  It wasn’t a surprise in any way. We know it’s been brewing for years, and what came out last night in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is simply another chapter in a tragedy that’s been unfolding before our eyes. If you’re one of the few who [Read More...]

Hope Has An Address: An Evening with Fr. Greg Boyle

Father Gregory Boyle

It’s funny, so often when you think you’re out to “help someone”, you typically find yourself on the receiving end of true grace. This happened to me on Saturday evening when I had the good fortune to attend the annual fundraiser for our diocesan television station, KNXT. Since I sit on the Board of Directors [Read More...]


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