St John Lateran

Click on the picture to enlarge. Fr Ray has more pictures and a video tour here. [Read more...]

Start Running Bobby

Jindal for President in 2012. Read about him here Why didn’t McCain choose him instead of our dear rootin’ tootin’ shootin’ Sarah Palin? Now that it’s over, I must admit that I wish she had had five more years experience under her belt before stepping into the bear pit of national politics. Come now fellow [Read More...]

Ad Orientem at St Mary’s

Two photographs of the Ad Orientem celebration of Mass at St Mary’s, Greenville. More photos of the whole Mass here. For Fr Newman’s parish catechesis on the ad orientem position, click here. [Read more...]

Prez Herod

Someone asked what I think of the elections.  First of all, I’m not a political animal. My Mennonite and Amish blood runs deep and true, and their isolationism and natural suspicion of the powers of this world runs deep in me. That is to say, I have never believed in political systems or politicians as [Read More...]

Your Money or Your Life

From time to time I think I will pack in the blog. Quit. Pack up the old blogger and put my tapping fingers to my other projects. Then I get comments and emails: “Please don’t pack up the blogging Father!” Or I meet people at a conference or in a parish, “Oh you’re Father Longenecker! [Read More...]

The Bridal Mystery

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.  In this same [Read More...]