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 …

Welcome to UbiPetrusVT.com!

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.”  …