Category Archives: From the Pastor

Once Again about Silence

We look forward to Bishop Caggiano’s presence at St. Mary’s to bestow the Sacrament of Confirmation on our young people on May 27 at 4 p.m. This is the first time the bishop will confer the Sacrament in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, that is, the Traditional Roman Mass. Under the guidance of…
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The Appearance of Jesus

The readings at Mass for the first part of Eastertide describe the appearances of Jesus after the Resurrection. He appeared to a number of people including Mary Magdalene, the apostles, and others. The question arises often: why did he not appear to his Mother? It is true that he may have but we have no…
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Post-election reflections

Last week I commented on the devastation of the basilica of St. Benedict and the monastery in Norcia and suggested that this was a sign of the death of what we called Western Civilization since the early Middle Ages.  I write this column this Wednesday morning bleary-eyed, having stayed up until the wee hours of…
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