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“But may God, who grants pardon and loves to save man, in his goodness, give strength to us and make prosperous the Holy See.” ~Pope Alexander VI (Material for a History of Pope Alexander VI, Peter de Roo) The Origins   The Papacy is an institution that dates back two-thousand years into history. Throughout its lifetime, thus far, two-hundred sixty-six (266) men were invested with the title of Supreme Pontiff of the   Read More ...

History Musings Reflections

“Be obedient to the bishop and to one another, as Jesus Christ was in the flesh to the Father, and the apostles to Christ and to the Father and to the Spirit, so that there may be unity in flesh and in spirit.”

St. Ignatius of Antioch (c. 30-98/107 A.D.)

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“If I have any worth, it is to live my life for God so as to teach these people’s; even though some of them still look down on me.” ~St. Patrick of Ireland St. Patrick is one of the most recognizable and well-know Catholic figures throughout the known world, especially within Christendom. His visage rivals those of St. Nicholas of Myra (a.k.a. Santa Claus) and/or St. Valentine, at least in   Read More ...

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“If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships – the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt The complexities of life are truly awe-inspiring. It’s often stated, usually at the end of an excruciatingly tiring day, just how barely we made it through it all. Indeed, life, and particularly mankind, is an extraordinarily   Read More ...

Musings Reflections

“I claim there ain’t Another Saint As great as Valentine.” ~Ogden Nash   St. Valentine’s Day. The day when all lovers of the world unite to (re)connect with their partners–married, engaged, courting, or wish-to-be courting–to (re)state their admiration and affections towards them. Women will get showered with gifts of various kinds; whether they be a bouquet of roses–perhaps if you’re a maverick you’ll get her flowers that she particularly enjoys–along with a heart-shaped   Read More ...

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President Barack Hussein Obama has made many statement’s throughout his two-terms (six-years) in office. The vast majority of these were innocuous whilst others were somewhat more scandalous, for varying reasons; but this is to be expected when one’s considered the “Leader of the Free-World”. Sadly, however, his latest statement’s, which were uttered from the dais at the NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST, fall in-line with the latter. Specifically, it was there that he condemned   Read More ...

Current Events Reflections

“Biological evolution is too slow for the human species. Over the next few decades, it’s going to be left in the dust.” –Raymond Kurzweil I have written, re-written, only to pen what is (essentially) the same article several times over the past year as its scope is quite vast and its implications even more so. However, before I begin, I would just like to apologize if there should be gaps   Read More ...

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The Pope made headlines, as many of us undoubtedly know about by this point, when he stated in an in-air-flight discourse that: “Some think that … in order to be good Catholics we have to be like rabbits. No. Responsible parenthood!” The remark was further elaborated upon when Pope Francis chided a woman for having eight children. “I rebuked a woman some months ago in a parish who was pregnant   Read More ...

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Comments Off on A Hopeful Return

Hello everyone. I hope the New Year is treating everyone well, thus far. I realize it has been a LONG time since I last posted anything on here; but, unfortunately, 2014 was not a very good year for me, at least health-wise. For those who may not know, which is the majority; I was in-and-out of several hospitals throughout the entire year, suffering from severe back spasms that were literally rendering   Read More ...

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Dear Friends, In today’s gospel, we hear the story of Thomas, sometimes referred to as “doubting Thomas”. The first part of the gospel has Jesus returning to His disciples after the resurrection, standing in the midst of them. We are told that they were huddled together behind locked doors because they were afraid of the Jews and the authorities. This was on the evening of the first day of the   Read More ...

Pastor's Desk Reflections