Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Last Sunday’s sermon (https://fathergregerson.com/2018/08/19/a-purified-priesthood/) was unquestionably the most difficult one I have ever given, but unsurprisingly the most rewarding as well. I have been overwhelmed by the messages of thankfulness that I have received – many from people here at St. John’s, but many also from people around the […]Read more "Thoughts on Last Sunday’s Sermon"
Books on prayer: Treatise on Prayer and Meditation by St. Peter of Alcantara https://www.tanbooks.com/index.php/treatise-on-prayer-and-meditation-full-of-saintly-counsels-on-prayer.html In Silence with God by Benedict Bauer https://smile.amazon.com/Silence-God-Benedict-Baur/dp/0933932936?ie=UTF8&tag=ththve-20&link_code=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969 An Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales Prayer in the Home: The Little Oratory by David Clayton and Leila Lawler https://www.sophiainstitute.com/products/item/little-oratory Quotes about prayer: 1 Thes. 5:16-18: “Rejoice always, pray […]Read more "Quotes and Resources on Prayer"
In my homily today I referenced the idea of the “predominant fault,” which we must identify and combat in order to grow in holiness. You can find more information about how to do so in this very helpful passage from Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange’s The Three Ages of the Interior Life. http://www.christianperfection.info/tta34.phpRead more "The Predominant Fault"
Hear the audio of this week’s sermon here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_Q8Nbn9A5EDAj27pmLr0qM1TUQRYoZLf/view?usp=sharingRead more "Advent Watchfulness"
Late last week we learned about the proposed plan to build an immigrant detention center in Elkhart County. As I am sure that you can imagine, many people in our parish community are upset, disturbed, and worried at this announcement. I am aware that immigration is a matter about which there are many different opinions, […]Read more "Regarding the proposed immigrant detention center in Elkhart County"
I was honored today to give the following talk at MedCon 2017 in Fort Wayne, Ind. I was rather nervous because I was speaking on the same stage immediately after Marcus Grodi (a well-known Catholic TV personality). Hopefully those who were there benefited from the talk, and hopefully others will too. 2017-10-13 Transforming the Culture […]Read more "Transforming the Culture of Death into a Culture of Life"
Catholicism is not a club for the perfect. Our Lord tells the chief priests and scribes, “Tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the Kingdom of God before you!” Catholicism is a religion for repentant sinners, not a club for the perfect. It is easy for us to imagine that the good people are here and […]Read more "Not a Club for the Perfect"
“Recuerda el camino que el Señor, tu Dios, te ha hecho recorrer estos cuarenta años por el desierto … Él te afligió, haciéndote pasar hambre, y después te alimentó con el maná, que ni tú ni tus padres conocían.” En el nombre del Padre y del Hijo y del Espíritu Santo. En estas líneas de […]Read more "Hambre Espiritual"
[The following is a commencement address given to the Northeastern Indiana Catholic Home Educators.] Dear Graduates, This ceremony in which you are participating is not merely a graduation. Yes, we are here to celebrate your many accomplishments, for which you have many reasons to be proud. But more importantly, this is a ceremony of sending […]Read more "Passionately Loving a Fallen World"