- A look at world’s 50 most anti-Christian countries January 15, 2018There are more than 215 million persecuted Christians worldwide according to the 2018 World Watch List, Open Doors USA's annual ranking of the 50 worst countries for violence and persecution against Christians.
- Pro-life bill would eliminate vast majority of legal abortions in Poland January 15, 2018Lawmakers in Poland proposed pro-life legislation last week that would outlaw abortions performed because of a congenital disorder or deformity in the unborn child.
- Vatican designates northern Virginia church as a basilica January 15, 2018The Vatican has designated a historic Catholic church in northern Virginia as a basilica.
- The nuns who witnessed the life and death of Martin Luther King January 15, 2018This Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be the first without Sister Mary Antona Ebo, the only black Catholic nun who marched with the civil rights leader in Selma, Alabama, in 1965.
- Sinn Fein lawmaker quits after video which allegedly mocks Troubles victims January 15, 2018An Irish nationalist lawmaker has resigned from Britain's Parliament after sparking outrage by appearing to mock a massacre carried out during Northern Ireland's decades of violence.
- A look at world’s 50 most anti-Christian countries January 15, 2018
Author Archives: Fr. JC
“Jesus Christ did not come to suffer and die so that he could make ‘cultural Catholics’” (Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles). When I first read Archbishop Gomez’s comment, I found it very provocative. What did he mean by “cultural … Continue reading
I have been keeping this blog pretty much since I was ordained a priest. Since I was a parochial vicar when I started this blog, and thus subject to moves, I have paid to have have the hosted on BlueHost … Continue reading
Forgive me if I brag a little about my family. My sister, Ann, called me this week to tell me about her youngest, Seamus. Seamus is 7 years-old, and recently participated in their parish’s Vacation Bible School (VBS). After the … Continue reading
To all the fathers in the parish I want to wish a happy Fathers’ Day. I pray that it is a special day for you to spend with your family. For those of us whose fathers have passed away, today … Continue reading
Come July 1, we will be welcoming Rich Scanlon as our new Director of Evangelization & Discipleship Formation. This is a new position for our parish, replacing the position of Director of Faith Formation. Rich’s responsibilities will include implementing our … Continue reading
We see signs with it at so many events. We see it at sporting events: John 3:16. We see it at concerts: John 3:16. I even have it as a patch on my jacket: John 3:16. So what does one … Continue reading
For the past seven weeks we have kept the Easter Candle here in the sanctuary, lighting it every time we have celebrated Mass. The living flame of the Easter Candle reminds us that Christ is alive, that he rose from … Continue reading
As some of you know, I had planned to lead a pilgrimage next October to both Lourdes and Fatima, in part, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s appearances at Fatima. Unfortunately, not enough people signed up, so I … Continue reading
In case you are wondering why I am not at the Masses this weekend, I am down in Burlington, NC officiating at the wedding of my oldest niece, Sydney. All of my immediate family will be there. After us not … Continue reading