Armor

For years, I have been telling my brother priests: The best protection against the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune is…

…a fiddleback chasuble. Obviously, our Holy Father agrees…

Bad: Duke winning the national championship.

Good: Jason Campbell replaced by Donovan McNabb…

…According to the Old Covenant, a levite was to blow a trumpet from the top of the Temple wall to call the people to a holy feast.

The trumpet of the New Covenant is the sermon of St. Peter, also delivered at the Temple wall:

God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified. –Acts 2:36

Making Some Noise in this Democracy

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Yes, we won.

But I rest my case about #17. (Zero t.d.’s)…

Long-term readers will remember that, one year ago, Archbishop Wuerl insisted that we priests make certain points in our Sunday homily. He did it because prominent Catholic politicians had misrepresented the teaching of the Church.

wuerlHis Grace had to insist again today that we priests within the city limits make certain points.

Faithful readers also may recall that P&BD recently published a Q&A about “same-sex marriage.”

It appears that the D.C. City Council will soon act on this matter.

Here is your humble servant’s homily for today…

“Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me.” (Mark 9:37)

The Lord Jesus taught us that we must become like little children. We must depend on Him for everything, like a little child depends on his mother and father.

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Ray, Jason, and St. Simon

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Not sure how to watch the “Golf Channel.” But if I could, I would definitely tune in for Raymond’s golf lessons

II.
Let’s acknowledge the elephant in the room. Let’s stop taking around things. Let’s stop living in a fantasy world.

The problem has a name.

He is tall. He is handsome.

But he is not a good NFL quarterback. He never has been, and he never will be.

The problem IS: Number 17, Jason Campbell…

III.
In honor of Friday, the day our Lord carried the cross, we present a beautiful meditation submitted by an anonymous reader:

Simon says… Blood, Sweat, and Incense

A great gift was given to St Simon of Cyrene; a gift he didn’t want at first. He didn’t want to become involved in Our Dear Lord’s Passion. He probably would have preferred to be an anonymous face in the crowd. He was merely a strong man in the right place, at the right time. Simon was pressed into service; forced to assist our Dear Lord in His struggle. But, through this forced burden, Simon became a great saint.

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Georgetown Hoyas Will Win Tonight

I do not possess skills like those displayed here. Nor do I really have any skills of prognostication. I really have no idea what I am talking about most of the time.

Nonetheless, Preacher is GUARANTEEING you that the Georgetown Hoyas will win their game tonight.

They will DEFINITELY win. The losing streak is OVER.