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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...]

A “Saintly Smackdown” What If: Women Priests

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Hi guys — sorry for the radio silence here on the blog over the past few days. I was engulfed in traveling to and presenting at this year’s wonderful University of Dallas Ministry Conference. The event was — as always — well organized and enthusiastically attended. Before I launch into the “meat” of this post, [Read More...]


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