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Words from our Priests

Words from our Priests

Eight Beatitudes for Healthy Families

Posted by Lorraine Bell

(Holy Family Sunday 2018)Rather than assuming, projecting or bemoaning the fact that there are flaws and tensions in your own family-of-origin or in the families that we ourselves have fathered or mothered, or in our workplace or social networks, I’d like to propose eight homespun beatitudes or pearls of ... Read More »

What We Believe about Mary the Mother of God

Posted by Bud Zielinski


VATICAN 11 & THE BLESSED VIRGIN (Cana 1)   Vatican 11’s “Constitution on the Church” has a special chapter on the Blessed Virgin. It does not add much to our knowledge of the Blessed Virgin.   But it does clarify a few areas, especially the differences between Christ ... Read More »

What Do We Believe About the Eucharist

Posted by Bud Zielinski

Is our communion really the body and blood of Jesus Christ ? Fr John Morrissey, Pastor of St. Sebastian Catholic Church, and a former seminary professor has prepared a comprehensive explanation about the most important doctrine of the Catholic faith. THE REAL PRESENCE

Some years ago, one of my ... Read More »

Penance Through Eucharist

Posted by Bud Zielinski

Forgiveness Through the Celebration of Eucharist

Over the years I’ve heard many people express their fears of receiving Holy Communion in the state of mortal sin. These fears are rooted in the words of St. Paul to the Corinthians. St. Paul warned the Christians at Corinth not to receive ... Read More »

Catholics and the Bible

Posted by Bud Zielinski

VATICAN II & THE READING OF SCRIPTURE One of my disappointments over the years is the lack of interest among parishioners in Bible study. Since I came here, I've put on Bible study  at least twice a year  with a rather poor response. Some  years ago, we put on  an ... Read More »

Homosexuality and Catholics

Posted by Bud Zielinski



The following quotation sums up the problems & frustrations of a homosexual: “Homosexuals have been frequently told by their families that they don't belong to them; by their Church that they are desperate sinners; by medical doctors that they are sick; and by the law ... Read More »