Fr. Shane Ian Tharp, RIP

Bad news tonight. Just got off the phone from Oklahoma. Fr. Shane Ian Tharp, a priest of Jesus Christ and a dear friend has died of what I’m told was a massive heart attack (though the autopsy is today, so that may change). He was in Wichita and, as it happened, was visiting his spiritual director. [Read More…]

Yogi Berra Dies

You should go to his funeral, otherwise he won’t come to yours. Seriously, farewell to a beloved man.  Eternal rest through Christ our Lord. [Read more…]

For the Dead of 9/11, and All Who Have Died in Its Wake

Death, be not proud BY John Donne Death, be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so; For those whom thou think’st thou dost overthrow Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me. From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be, Much pleasure; then from [Read More…]

Farewell Sir Christopher Lee

Eternal Rest through Christ our Lord. [Read more…]

Heartbreaking and Beautiful

Eternal memory! [Read more…]

A Lion in the American Church

Fr. Robert Barron on the Death of Cardinal George: Cardinal Francis George, who died last week at the age of 78, was obviously a man of enormous accomplishment and influence. He was a Cardinal of the Roman Church, a past president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Archbishop of one of the [Read More…]

Stan Freberg, RIP

One of the titans of comedy from the 50s and 60s has passed.  I shall miss him.  He played a big role in my own formation as a human being.  God grant him eternal rest through Christ our Lord. In his honor: [Read more…]

Leonard Nimoy, RIP

He gave joy to millions of people and created a character who is as close to immortal as anything TV has ever produced.  Eternal rest grant him, God our Father, through Christ our Lord. [Read more…]

Courtney Lenaburg RIP

May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.  And may all who love her find grace, consolation, peace, strength, faith, hope, and love through our Lord Jesus Christ and the prayers Our Lady of Sorrows. [Read more…]

God rest the souls of the two police murdered in NYC

…and God bless their brave and wounded families who have called for calm. May their souls and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. [Read more…]