The new film Fátima (in theaters and on demand August 28), from filmmaker Marco Pontecorvo, is the first major screen adaptation of the story of the Fátima apparitions and the Miracle of the Sun in […]
I’ve mentioned before that I thought the pandemic was going to give me some time to read, at long last. Well, we all know what a crazy idea that was. I’m busier than ever.
But somehow I found the time to get into two books this week. One is the first volume of Pope Benedict’s Jesus of Nazareth, which is so rich that I will probably be quoting it in every second homily from now to Christmas. And by Christmas I hope I’ve finished the third volume of the Pope Emeritus’s work, which is about Christmas.
(Note to reader: Of course I am ashamed that I never read it before now, despite several false starts!]
The Gospel today sets forth the biblical basis for the Office of Peter, the Office of the Papacy, for Peter’s successors are the Popes. The word “pope” is simply an English version (via Anglo-Saxon and Germanic tongues) of the word “papa.” The Pope is affectionately called “Papa” in Italian and Spanish as an affectionate indication that he is the father of the family, the Church
Homily Growing up, dad built a really nice gate in the yard. One day, I went chasing the ball. The ball hit the gate. And then I hit the gate. Although I swear the gate hit me. That’s how I felt. Gates should be avoided at all costs. At least the gates of Hell!
Homily You are not too weak or too flawed, God is calling you to go on a particular mission He has planned for you.
Homily So what do priests do when they are not in the Church on Sunday? Fr. Ken shares his typical daily schedule.
Homily We have a mission which can be hard to live out daily, but God gives us the grace to do His work.