Saturday, December 31, 2011

Mary, Mother of the Christmas Mystery




Christmas blessings from Father Samuel Medley, SOLT, Father Jason Worthley, and Father Vladimir Echalas, SOLT:

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Sweetness of Christmas




Christmas blessings from Father Samuel Medley, SOLT, Father Jason Worthley, and Father Vladimir Echalas, SOLT:

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas, 2011

A Christmas Homily



Christmas Blessings from Father Samuel Medley, SOLT, Father Jason Worthley, and Father Vladimir Echalas, SOLT

Monday, December 19, 2011

Let Christ Find You

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Mass and Homily for Our Lady of Guadalupe 2011

Here are scenes form the Extraordinary Form Mass I celebrated in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Immaculate Conception

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Let Christ be Your King

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

True Devotion to Mary

Monday, November 7, 2011

Time is Running Out

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

In the Face of Hypocrisy, Follow Christ!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Blessed John Paul II has Guided Me

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Render to God the Things That are God's!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Love the LORD of the Vineyard

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Serve the Lord Jesus and Be Thankful

Sunday, September 11, 2011

You Must Forgive

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Summorum Pontificum, Universae Ecclesiae, & the Traditional Latin Mass

In this video, I speak about Pope Benedict XVI's 2007 document Summorum Pontificum, the Vatican's 2011 Instruction Universae Ecclesiae, and the Traditional Latin Mass. This talk was produced in anticipation of the fourth anniversary of Summorum Pontificum.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Take Up Your Cross and Follow Christ!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Pray, Hope, and Do Not Worry.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

AUSCHWITZ: AN ELEGY OF THE SILENT WITNESS



Recently, it was the feast day of Saint Theresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein). She was killed at Auschwitz by those who had no respect for the dignity and sanctity of human life. Here is a powerful video and poem that a friend has produced, reminding us all of the dark reality of sin which can consume the hearts of men. Saint Theresa Benedicta of the Cross, pray for us. Saint Maximilian Kolbe, pray for us. Blessed John Paul the Great, pray for us. LORD, have mercy on us.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Walk On The Water

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Not By Bread Alone

Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Greatest Treasure

Monday, July 18, 2011

An Enemy has Done This

Monday, July 4, 2011

The Burden of Christ Sets us Free

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Do Not Be Afraid

Monday, June 13, 2011

Hope in Christ

In the Face of Tragedy

Monday, May 30, 2011

The Mysteries of the Rosary

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Beatification of Pope John Paul II

Thanks be to God and to His Mother, Our Lady, I went on pilgrimage to Rome recently. Of course, the spiritual heart of the pilgrimage was the beatification of Pope John Paul II. He is my hero. He is the good soil through which the roots of my priestly vocation are anchored to Christ and to Our Lady. I have always loved him. And I always will.


Here are some photographs that I took while on pilgrimage:


Getting ready to leave the United States on a rainy day.

Just having landed in Rome.

Upon arriving in Saint Peter's Square, I saw a picture of the reason for my pilgrimage.
Standing at one of the Holy Doors at the entrance to Saint Peter's Basilica.

It was amazing to see the papal coat of arms of both John Paul II and Benedict XVI side by side.

Saint Peter's Basilica is our ecclesial home. The remains of the Apostle Peter are kept in this magnificent church.

Pope John Paul II is the Divine Mercy pope.

Someone floated this banner, expressing the sentiments of everyone.

I took this photo as Pope Benedict arrived for Mass. If you look closely, slightly to the right, you can see the Pope himself.

Our Sovereign Pontiff arriving. You can see His Holiness in the center, standing on the platform of the popemobile.

The Pope standing at his chair.

The Pope, seated in the chair, is just about to beatify the great John Paul II.

Blessed John Paul II. As this image was unveiled, I actually cried. Two tears came out of my left eye. How much I love Pope John Paul II, and how much he loves us!

Here is a video of the actual moment of beatification. The religious sister who was healed through the intercession of Blessed John Paul II is dressed in a white habit and is seen carrying the relic of the new blessed.






At night, I returned to Saint Peter's Basilica to venerate the remains of Blessed John Paul, and to pray for so many people in my heart.


The casket of Blessed John Paul II, my hero. Bless us, Holy Father.

The Mother of the Redeemer, the Mother of the Church, and our Mother. Totus Tuus ego sum, Maria. I am all yours, O Mary.

When I was about 17 years old, I knew nothing about the Pope. In fact, I was not even going to church at the time. Someone brought a video tape of Pope John Paul II to my home and left it there. One day, I began to watch the video and, when I saw this Pope preaching, I said in my heart, "I want to follow this man." He instantly became my hero. And he has been ever since.

Through the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, I give thanks to the Most Holy Trinity for the gift and the fruits of this pilgrimage.

I want to finish this post by sharing the video I made when I was in Rome:



Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Blessed John Paul II, pray for us!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter, 2011

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Blessing of Easter Fire, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Good Friday, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

Jesus is Laid in the Tomb

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Jesus Dies on the Cross

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Jesus is Nailed to the Cross

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Jesus is Stripped of His Garments

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Jesus Falls the Third Time

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Jesus Speaks to the Women of Jerusalem

Monday, April 4, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Jesus Falls the Second Time

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Jesus Christ is Our Only Hope!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Jesus Meets His Mother

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Jesus Falls the First Time

Friday, March 11, 2011

Jesus Takes Up the Cross

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Jesus is Condemned to Death

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Be Thankful for God's Love

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Be Perfect

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

Monday, January 31, 2011

The Beatitudes

Monday, January 17, 2011

Pope John Paul the Great

Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Baptism of the Lord Jesus

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Epiphany 2011

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year