Saturday, May 12, 2012

Additional assignment

In case anyone is wondering, Bishop Choby has appointed me to be pastor of St. Mary of the Seven Sorrows Church in downtown Nashville in addition to my duties at Vanderbilt.  I will have help from some other priests, and I will not be saying Mass as frequently at Cathedral.  It think that it is a great adventure.

The assignment begins August 1.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

cultivation

The gospel today is about cultivation.  Jesus says, "I am the vine, you are the branches."  If we want to bear fruit we need to remain grafted to Him.  For this we need prayer and sacraments, we need apostolic endeavor, we need catechesis, we need virtue and moral struggle.  These are the essentials of Catholic culture.

A Catholic culture is not uniform in externals but is in the interior cultivation of the soul.  It means being grafted to Him.

UCat Dominicans -- not the one in the middle!

Newly named Br. Cyprian and newly professed Br. Pachomius, O.P. at St. Gertrude's, Cincinnati, Ohio, August 15, 2017

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