Disturbed by the Presidential Election? Take My Advice…

If you’re like me you are aghast at the choices now before us. It is almost certain that the American people will choose between a corrupt, scheming, immoral, venal, arrogant, greedy and ignorant Republican or a corrupt, scheming, immoral, venal, arrogant and ignorant Democrat. Both of whom are old friends of each other and who luxuriate [Read More…]

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Why the Immaculata Matters

On our recent pilgrimage to Poland I was reminded again of St Maximilian Kolbe’s devotion to Mary who he referred to as “the Immaculata” In the face of the growing evil in Europe during his lifetime he formed the Militia of the Immaculate because he wanted an army of Catholics totally dedicated to the spiritual warfare [Read More…]

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Do Not Be Afraid! – Sunday’s Homily

My homily this week reflects on our parish pilgrimage to Poland and witnesses to the heroism of Pope St John Paul the Great and St Faustina. Go here to listen to A Pope and Providence: Do Not Be Afraid! [Read more…]

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Maximillian Kolbe and the Redemption of Auschwitz

My article at Aleteia this week is a reflection on our pilgrimage visit to Kolbe’s friary and subsequent visit to Auschwitz. We were graced this month to travel to Poland on a parish pilgrimage. It was my first extended visit to the country, so it was therefore a great joy to visit Niepokalanow — the [Read More…]

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The Agony of Auschwitz

I didn’t get to blog very much during our parish pilgrimage to Poland because we were on the go the whole time and when I wasn’t on the move I was spending time with the pilgrims, hearing confessions, saying Mass, leading prayers or just hanging out. We’re all trying to sift through our memories to [Read More…]

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On the Reality and Relevance of Relics

We are heading home after a fantastic parish pilgrimage to Poland where we were uplifted, astounded and inspired by Catholic Poland. Part of the reason for our journey was to receive first class relics of Pope St John Paul II and St Faustina to be housed in the new Shrine of the Divine Mercy in [Read More…]

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