25 10, 2022

Is This Church-Crisis a Mousetrap for All Heresies?

By |2022-10-22T14:57:34+00:00October 25th, 2022|Theology|

St. Augustine wrote about the Passion and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ: The Devil exulted when Christ died, and by that very death of Christ the Devil was overcome: he took food, as it were, from a trap. He gloated over the death as if he were appointed a deputy of death; that in which he rejoiced became a prison for him. The cross of the Lord became a trap for the Devil; the death of the Lord was the food by which he was ensnared. And behold, our Lord Jesus Christ rose again. Where is the death which hung upon the cross? Where is the reviling of the [...]

17 04, 2022

The Geography of the Holy Sepulcher

By |2022-04-26T03:00:20+00:00April 17th, 2022|Theology|

Happy Easter, Christ is Risen!  Please be aware that the email-notification app on this blog no longer works, so you'll just have to check this front-page Theology Section and the Life Updates every week.  Also, don’t forget to subscribe to all my talks and videos at Padre Peregrino on Rumble. I have only been to the Holy Land once and I went with a Catholic travel group just before being ordained a deacon in seminary.  Rifling through the travel itinerary before arriving in Tel Aviv, I was very confused that we were going to visit the "Church of the Holy Sepulcher" (see above picture) but there was no indication on our travel [...]

12 04, 2022

Nemo Laeditur Nisi A Seipso

By |2022-04-12T19:05:27+00:00April 12th, 2022|Theology|

Amen, amen I say to you: If any man keep My word, he shall not see death for ever.—Jn 8:51 (From the Gospel from the First Sunday of Passiontide.) Several years ago I would have written something like this:  "If you are living in sanctifying grace, your soul is invincible but your body is not."  Not that I totally disagree with that statement now, but as I go a little deeper into theology, I would say almost the opposite—or at least the inverse:  "If you are living in sanctifying grace, your body is invincible but your soul is not." That last sentence might sound weird to you, but here's why [...]

8 04, 2022

Christ: The Desert Rose

By |2022-04-08T00:11:58+00:00April 8th, 2022|Theology|

In EMS, we had a shorthand communication term called auto-ped which simply meant "pedestrian hit by a car."  In four years on the ambulance, every auto-ped I saw was a hit-and-run.  In other words, every time I showed up after someone ran over another person with their car, the perpetrators all fled the scene without helping the victim.  100% of them.  Now, granted, if you talked to paramedics who were in the field for 20 years, they would probably say 95% of their auto-peds were hit-and-runs.  (Their numbers would be different because medics in the field for more than just four years would have seen a few people stop for [...]

24 09, 2017

16th Sunday After Pentecost

By |2019-04-05T15:57:33+00:00September 24th, 2017|Podcasts, Sermons, Talks|

The Mass and Salvation History, part 2. This two-part series is based on the stained glass around the high altar and sanctuary, here at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Jacksonville, Florida. All of salvation history culminates in the single sacrifice of the Last Supper and Calvary, found in both of the center panes. The featured landscape image above is the sculpture of the Last Supper, found under the mensa of the high altar. Pictures for reference to the podcast are on my blog.  They are numbered 1 to 9, going west to east with a north-facing high altar (still liturgical ad orientem, of course.)  Today is 5 to [...]

17 09, 2017

15th Sunday After Pentecost

By |2019-04-05T16:04:21+00:00September 17th, 2017|Podcasts, Sermons, Talks|

The Mass and Salvation History, part 1. This two-part series is based on the stained glass around the high altar and sanctuary, here at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Jacksonville Florida. All of salvation history culminates in the single sacrifice of the Last Supper and Calvary, both found in the center panes. The featured landscape image is a stained glass from the nave. Pictures for reference to the podcast are on my blog.  They are numbered 1 to 9, going west to east with a north-facing high altar (still liturgical ad orientem, of course.)  Today is 1 to 4 on the West Side. Pentecost (Acts 2) 2) Melchizedek (Gen [...]

14 04, 2017

In Cena Domini

By |2019-04-05T17:52:32+00:00April 14th, 2017|Podcasts, Sermons, Talks|

Tonight's podcast is from the Traditional Latin Mass for the Supper of the Lord (Cena Domini.)  This sermon is about the connection between the Holy Eucharist and the Holy Priesthood, and why Jesus transfers His suffering and leadership to His priests.  We will see that both the leadership and the suffering of priests are for the life of the world.

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