Forget Not The Effect of the Blessed Sacrament in every Catholic parish tabernacle

On the ninth of October in 1845, Blessed John Henry Newman was received into the Catholic Church by the Passionist priest Blessed Dominica Barberi. On the 150th Anniversary of that meeting of saints, to the very hour, I had the privilege of offering Mass in the little room where it took place.       Newman’s…

Priorities and a Life Filled with Meaning

Priorities and a Life Filled with Meaning

This is the second half of a talk I gave to the Catholic Business Leaders Breakfast at Sacred Heart Parish on October 9th , 2009.  The first part of the talk was on my conversion into the Catholic Church in 2006 with my wife and sons after I spent 23 years in the “spiritual wilderness”—a…

Simple, Powerful Reflections from St. John Vianney and St. Therese of Lisieux

Simple, Powerful Reflections from St. John Vianney and St. Therese of Lisieux

As you know, today, Friday June 19, 2009, is the 150th Anniversary of the death of St. John Vianney, known by many as the beloved Cure d’Ars and the patron saint of parish priests.  Today is also the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  In light of these converging monumental and historical truths, Pope…