Be an Organ Donor of the Catholic Kind!

We’re building a new church in our parish and we’ve taken the bold step of buying a pipe organ. The pipe organ adds beauty and dignity to our Catholic worship. It’s a traditional instrument for the solemn significance of our Catholic Mass. We have factored the purchase price into our financial plan, but we need [Read More…]

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Give More Money!

Don’t give it to me. Just give it. My blog post for the National Catholic Register this week explains why. Read that Gospel again. That’s exactly what the rich young man said to Jesus. He told Jesus how good he was. The underlying principle is very simple—“you cannot serve God and money”—and a sad majority [Read More…]

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The New Mass Translation. Is It Worth the Effort?

My article at CRUX this week reflects on nearly five years since the new translation of the Mass into English started to be used. Some people find it awkward and distracting.  Out of the priests and lay leaders in the 6,000 parishes surveyed, 51 percent said they either liked the new translation or didn’t notice [Read More…]

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Blood and Guts Catholicism

Go here to listen to my homily from Our Lady of the Rosary for Corpus Christi on Sunday. [Read more…]

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Ten Ways I See Jesus in Pope Francis

The Holy Father is the Vicar of Christ, and every faithful pope in his own way, through his own personality and charism will reveal an aspect of Christ to the world. In saying this, I should add that this is also the calling of every priest who is called to be perfectly conformed to the [Read More…]

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Why Spend Money on a Pipe Organ in a Poor Parish?

It’s true. The little parish of which I am pastor is not only the smallest Catholic parish in Greenville, it is also the poorest. We’re located by a run down interchange on I-85. The demographics indicate the most socio economically disadvantaged population in our prosperous city. In addition to the residential low income and high [Read More…]

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