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In July 2019 I was reassigned to be the pastor of St. John Vianney Parish in South Burlington. Even in my last years in the Northeast Kingdom I was glad to produce a few blog posts a year at TrinityParishInBarton.blogspot.com. All of those posts are still up, but I have started this new blog page, …

2019 SCRIPTURE PROJECT

Dear Friends in Christ,Find here my amateur video productions and lessons on the theme of the Scriptures and the Catholic faith. This page will be updated as much as possible to make use of these lessons.2019 SCRIPTURE PROJECT       Videos…  (click to open in YouTube) Short introduction to the topic of Biblical Prophecy.  6 minute video.The Bible, …

Ephesians 5:21-33

The Magisterium of the Church has faithfully preserved the tradition of sound Scriptural interpretation. Pope Benedict summarized the four necessary components of properly interpreting the scriptures in a February 2010 audience; “the literal or historical, the allegorical or Christological, the tropological or moral, and the anagogical, which orients a person to eternal life. Today it …

The Commandments and Questions on Same-Sex Parenting

Fr. John Harvey, the founder of the admirable organization Courage, spoke at my seminary while I was doing graduate theology studies. He made a straightforward statement about the Bible and homosexuality that I noted well at the time. I have occasionally recalled his statement, and at times cross referenced it with other situations. I think …

My Take on Baptism in Acts of the Apostles

In my first post, Theophilus….Ok, that was a bad idea. For the record, that was a joke based on the way St. Luke begins the Gospel of Luke, and then begins the Acts of the Apostles. St. Luke wrote both books, so when I say “Acts says,” it means both “what St. Luke wrote here.”  …

Random Thoughts on the Lord’s Prayer

“Give us this day our daily bread.” This is truly a reminder of the manna in the desert. This could also be translated “give us only for today our sustenance from heaven.” It is a reminder of our mortality, that God never promises us tomorrow, but only today.“Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who …

Holy Thursday for my parish

Text prepared for the Holy Thursday Homily in St. Paul’s Church, Thursday April 13th, 2017.This special Mass of the Lord’s Supper brings us into the unique experience of encountering Jesus among the settings and experiences which he went through, 2000 years ago. On the day he celebrated the Last Supper, we celebrate the Lord’s Supper. …