How do you approach Holy Communion?

One of the highlights of my week is having the privilege as an instituted acolyte, the ordinary extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, to distribute the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of our Lord. This privilege leaves me in awe and in great gratitude. Since being assigned to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, which attracts… Continue reading How do you approach Holy Communion?

When my Conscience Conflicts with the Teachings of the Church.

Today we seem to live in a world that puts too much emphasis on our thoughts, feelings and desires. Personally I want to rise above my own thoughts, feelings and desires which are prone to mistakes and live in conformity with the truth. Where then can I turn to be sure I am living in… Continue reading When my Conscience Conflicts with the Teachings of the Church.

Clerical Celibacy: A Good for the Whole Church

For years, people, both inside and outside the Church have called for the Church to lift Her ancient practice of priestly celibacy. This cry gained support with the drop in the number of vocations to the priesthood following the Second Vatican Council and the cry has recently been reenergized by the despicable heterosexual, homosexual and… Continue reading Clerical Celibacy: A Good for the Whole Church

Introduction to Catholic Sexual Morality in light of Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body

Introduction For some reason I meet very few Catholics who openly disagree with the Church’s understanding of the true presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament or a belief in the Trinity but it seems like very frequently I come across many Catholics who openly disagree with the Churches teaching on sexual morality. In these… Continue reading Introduction to Catholic Sexual Morality in light of Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body

Encourage Your Children to Receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation

A talk given to parents whose children were preparing make their first Reconciliation Your sons or daughters have reached the point on their lifelong pilgrimages to heaven where they now know right from wrong. This is a beautiful thing. Our ability to reason, to know right from wrong, and to choose the good and avoid… Continue reading Encourage Your Children to Receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation