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Fr. Chris' Article - September 15, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 9/13/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, By the time anyone reads this, I’ll already be back from my pilgrimage in Assisi, Italy. This is of course the birthplace of several saints, most famously Francis and Clare. As I believe I’ve mentioned before, the image of these great Franciscan saints ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - September 8, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 9/06/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I wanted to take the opportunity this weekend to speak to a question that I have frequently received concerning the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass.  In particular, there are questions concerning why we are not currently receiving the Eucharist under the form ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - September 1, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 8/30/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, One of the subjects in theology that is at one and the same time thought of fondly and also dismissed or maligned, as superstition is that of angels.  Most of us who were raised Catholic from childhood grew up learning the Guardian Angel ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - August 25, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 8/23/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Continuing my line of thought from last week’s article on two great ‘concentration camp’ saints, I wanted to give a short biography of the second of those: St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein). In 1891 St. Teresa was born Edith Stein ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - August 18, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 8/16/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Within the last week or so on the liturgical calendar, we celebrated two amazing Poland-born martyr saints who earned the palm of victory within a year of one another and in the very same place. One is St. Maximilian Kolbe, and the other ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - August 11, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 8/09/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Once again, another summer has come and nearly gone. This priest must be getting old. Hopefully those who have traveled or gone on vacation (or will be before the end of break) have done so enjoyably or safely. This brings up a matter ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - August 4, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 8/02/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As I mentioned last weekend, yet another prominent figure in the recent history of the Church is approaching the dignity of the altar: Venerable Fulton J. Sheen. Archbishop Sheen was born Peter John Sheen on May 8, 1895 in El Paso, Illinois, in ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - July 28, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 7/26/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, At the beginning of this month, Pope Francis made the announcement that the process of canonization for Blessed John Henry Newman will culminate in his canonization ceremony on the 13th of October. Along with the recent development that Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen will ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - July 21, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 7/18/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This weekend marks the United States Bishops’ Conference’s NFP (Natural Family Planning) awareness week.  I wanted to begin by first thanking Kelli Lovell for not only sharing about the riches of NFP, but also being a teacher for many couples in this technique ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - July 14, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 7/12/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, In the pursuit of ultimate Truth, often there are different avenues of approach.  Many want to take a more simplistic and reductionist path rather than looking at the whole picture. This is especially true when we look at the interplay between faith and ... Read More »