Are the unborn a “class” of people?

I’ll make this brief. There’s just one video I wish to share, and since the embed options are allowed on said video, I will put it in this blog post. I have recently commented on THIS Vermont Voter referendum, Proposition 5, (in my last blog post, albeit by many indirect means). I share a few …

Pictures from Rome, and Prayers

Morning Rainbow next St. Peter’s Basilica (my balcony view) St. Peter’s at night. Pope Francis, for the Sunday Angelus. The Basilica of St. Cecilia. The Basilica of St. Paul In the Church of St. Alphonsus Liguori, with the original icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. The Blessed Sacrament Chapel in St. Mary Major Basilica. …

Prayers to Saint Peter; And reproducing a significant work of Bishop DeGoesbriand

Dear Friends of UbiPetrusVT, Perhaps you saw my private litany to Saints Peter and Paul (posted July 4th). The role and intercession of Saint Peter has been very significant for me lately. The name of this blog came, in part, from my Diocesan connection to Saint Peter. What connection? Well, see the introduction to this …

Vatican II and the Proclamation of Scripture

Glory be to Jesus Christ. I wish to speak of a cross carried by the parish priest. We might say there is a tension between the spoken word and the gestures of the liturgy. No doubt this claim will sound very strange. I assure you it is a reality. This is a tension, and it …

Peter and Paul: a Litany for Private Devotion

Sunday, July 4th 2021, my weekend homily was inspired heavily by reflection on the Acts of the Apostles. In Short, the grace that Saint Paul kept speaking of, from his encounter with Christ, should be the grace we experience when we encounter, taste, and receive Christ in the Holy Eucharist. Separately from this consideration, I …

The Icon of the Holy Family

March 19th 2021: happy solemnity of Saint Joseph. Since December 8th 2020 we have been celebrating a year of Saint Joseph. That date marked the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of patronage for the whole church ascribed to the spouse of the blessed Virgin Mary. Today begins a year marked by Pope Francis for the …

Technology, Human Existence, and the Gift of Life

A significant number of the Catholic bishops of the United States are confident in saying “The threat of abortion remains our preeminent priority because it directly attacks life itself, because it takes place within the sanctuary of the family, and because of the number of lives destroyed.” (A sufficient number affirmed this statement to insist …