Good Friday: about Cana and Calvary

This is a Good Friday “sermon.” Because of the pandemic, I cannot deliver it in person, or any of its condensed elements. So I will post the full thing here for reflection. I will begin by speaking about the wedding at Cana. Why on earth am I starting with the wedding at Cana? In short, …

Those By Whom God Rebuilt the House of David: In Honor of Saint Joseph, Righteous Man of Faith

Blessed Solemnity of Saint Joseph!  For lack of time to complete any other posts, yet wanting to get a move on the pieces I have in mind for UbiPetrus.com, and to honor St. Joseph, I am posting some extended notes I made on themes in the Acts of the Apostles. Let us begin in the Acts chapter 15. At this juncture of …

Using Our Untrustworthy Money (Luke 16:1-13)

Today is Ash Wednesday. It’s a little late to say happy new year, but I’ll say so anyway, because this is my first blog post this year. There have been lots of “firsts” lately. Anyhow, if you’re reading this, you know it's also a first for a new blog site. Please say a quick Ave …

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 …