June 09, 2009

The Solemnity of "Corpus Christi...": the Most Holy Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ

My monastery celebrates it on the Church's universal date, that is, on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday. That's the day after tomorrow.

We don't transfer it to the following Sunday.

My homily for Tuesday of the Tenth Ordinary Week of the Church Year

Click HERE for it.

June 08, 2009

The Beginning and the Goal of Spiritual Direction

[A re-run from April 3, 2006]

When a Catholic asks me for spiritual direction, my first response is to give the following list of essential basics..


Keep: The Ten Commandments of God.

Keep: The Five Commandments (or Precepts) of the Church.

Know: Your Faith as an Adult Member of the Church.

Practice: The Spiritual and Corporal (Bodily) Works of Mercy.

Pray daily.

Worship God at Mass every Sunday.

Catholics who are already living these basics need a much better spiritual director than me. In fact, such Catholics already have God the Holy Spirit as their personal director.

June 07, 2009

Catholic Answers sues IRS, alleging ‘intimidation’ on political issues

Click HERE for it.